For the last few years, there’s been conversation in the pet health community about links between dog food ingredients, like legumes, important amino acids, like taurine, and the health risks of taurine deficiencies, like dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). We know that every pup needs to get all 20 amino acids. We also know that dogs can make half of these acids naturally — including taurine. Unlike other animals (like cats), dogs don't need to get taurine from their diet, instead they are able to make taurine from other amino acids. Therefore, we have ensured that THE PACK is full of natural plant-based amino acids. Additionally we have proactively supplemented our food with extra methionine, taurine, and lysine to safeguard your pups health.