Understanding the ingredients used in our treats and the health benefits they provide to your fur baby.
Blueberries are a great low-calorie treat for dogs. They also contain antioxidants, fiber and vitamins C and K. These nutrients support the immune system and contribute to overall health. Adding blueberries to your dog's diet is a great way to help keep him happy and healthy.
Strawberries are a healthy, low-calorie, sweet treat for your dog, full of antioxidants, high in fiber and vitamin C. Here's a bonus. By giving your dog strawberries, you are also helping him stay healthy in more ways than one.
Bananas are packed with potassium and vitamin C, and they're also good sources of vitamin B6 as well as manganese, biotin, and copper, all of which benefit your dog's overall health
According to PETMD, sweet potatoes are one of the best dietary sources of vitamin A, which promotes healthy skin, coat, eyes, nerves, and muscles in dogs. Sweet potatoes are also a rich source of vitamins A, C, B6, potassium, calcium, and iron, just to name a few!
Eggs are packed with protein and rich in many essential amino and fatty acids, vitamins including A and B12, as well as folate, iron, selenium, and riboflavin, which can all provide an array of health benefits for canines, ranging from improved skin and coat health to stronger teeth and bones.
Carrots are a healthy alternative to many commercially available biscuits or dog treats. As an added benefit, the fiber in carrots helps your pet maintain good digestive health and boosts heart health. Carrots are packed with beta-carotene which is converted into vitamin A in your pet's body.
Flaxseed is filled with Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. These fatty acids help keep your dog's coat shiny and skin healthy. Flaxseed also contains alpha-linolenic acid, which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties - which can give your dog's immune system a boost!
Honey is purported to have antimicrobial and antifungal properties, reduce inflammation, sooth stomach ulcers and sore throats, and cure allergies.
Almond butter contains vitamin B3 to help keep your dog's fur healthy, strong, and shiny and also supports the liver and the eyes. It also has high levels of vitamin E, even higher than peanut butter, which helps remove harmful free radicals from your dog's cells and increase the function of their immune system.
Spinach contains large amounts of vitamins A, B, C, and K. It also contains iron, antioxidants, beta-carotene, and roughage, which stimulate the digestive tract. Presumably, you feed your dog a healthy, nutritious dog food that contains everything he needs, but small amounts of spinach can provide benefits.
Pumpkin is Nutrient-Rich, Benefits Eyes, Boost Immune Health, Moisturize Skin & Coat, Prevent Urinary Incontinence, Encourage Digestive Regularity, Help Naturally Control Parasites, Aid in Weight Loss, Hydrates and Tastes Great!!!
Pineapple is also full of minerals, including manganese, copper, potassium, magnesium, iron, and small amounts of calcium, phosphorous, and zinc. This makes it a nutrient-dense snack for humans and dogs, alike, and these nutrients play an important role in your dog's immune system and digestive health.
Broccoli is high in fiber and vitamin C and low in fat. It is safe for dogs to eat, raw or cooked, as long as no seasonings are added
Adding 1/8 teaspoon of the spice to your dog's diet for every 15 pounds of their body weight will help regulate their blood sugar and lower insulin resistance. Cinnamon regulates blood sugar by helping to slow the absorption of sugar in the bloodstream after a meal high in carbohydrates.
In dogs, the medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil balance the thyroid, helping overweight dogs lose weight and helping sedentary dogs feel energetic. As an added bonus, coconut oil improves any dog's skin and coat, improves digestion, and helps reduce allergic reactions.
Ginger is safe for your dog to eat in small doses. It contains many antioxidants that can support dogs with motion sickness, blood circulation, nausea, gastrointestinal problems, and bloat. Ginger is anti-inflammatory and also help dogs with arthritis.
Whole Wheat Flour
A lot of people ask......"Can your dog eat treats with Whole Wheat Flour in them?"
They most certainly can, and that's why we use exclusively whole wheat flour most all of your treats. Whole wheat flour is packed with all kinds of things that are great for your fur baby like: fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals. Whole wheat also contains antioxidants.
“It is a great alternative carbohydrate for dogs that may be sensitive to wheat or grains.” Oatmeal contains vitamin B, which helps maintain a healthy coat, and linoleic acid, which is a type of omega-6 fatty acid that helps to keep a dog's skin strong and healthy.
If you've ever heard that nuts are packed with nutrients, you'll understand why almond flour is good for dogs - in addition to all the protein it has, it also has fiber, vitamin E, copper, phosphorous and other minerals.
Coconut flour is an excellent choice for dogs, as it is very high in both plant proteins and fiber. It's free of gluten, which can be problematic for some dogs, and it contains significant amounts of vitamin B6, vitamin C, calcium and potassium.
Plain Greek Yogurt
Plain, low or non-fat yogurt provides probiotic benefits and serves as an excellent source of calcium for our canine companions. Adding a small spoonful of yogurt to your dog's regular kibble at mealtime can provide digestive benefits and even help your dog stay full longer.
Carob (not chocolate)
Carob is made from the bean pods of the carob tree; is 100% natural and 100% healthy for dogs and gives them great health benefits. Carob is high in vitamin B2, calcium, magnesium, and iron. Carob also contains vitamin B1, niacin and vitamin A.
Yes, dogs can eat peas, and this small green legume has plenty of health benefits to boot. Peas are high in vitamins A, B, C, and K, and are a good source of protein and dietary fiber. They're also rich in essential nutrients like folate, thiamin, and manganese.
Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
What Are the Benefits of Coconut Flakes?
Similar to their effects on humans, coconut flakes provide a number of health benefits for dogs:
Coconut is loaded with antioxidants that boost the immune system and eliminate toxins from the body.
In the right amounts, coconut can actually manage your dog’s weight and have a powerful effect on his digestive system and gut health.
Coconut helps fight off viruses and treats ear yeast infections, which some dog breeds (such as Beagles, Cocker Spaniels, and Poodles) are prone to.
Last but not least, coconut can keep your dog’s brain sharp as it’s proven to improve cognitive function and even ward off dementia.
Vitamin A: This fat-soluble vitamin supports your dog’s immune response, bone growth, reproductive system, and healthy vision.
Vitamin C: This powerful antioxidant searches out and destroys free-radical molecules that can damage cells. It also supports the immune system by reducing inflammation, fighting some cancers, and reducing cognitive aging.
Vitamin E: This is a fat-soluble vitamin, meaning it binds to fats in your dog’s system. It’s beneficial for healthy skin and coat and offers benefits for dogs with dry or itchy skin and ear infections.
Magnesium: This micro-mineral supports the metabolizing of proteins and fatty acids. It also supports energy production and the role of ligament and bone maintenance.
Vitamin K: Dogs need this vitamin to aid in blood clotting and coagulation.
Calcium, and phosphorus: These are present in trace amounts in a peach. They’re beneficial in bone growth and integrity and support immune system function.
Antioxidants: These protect against free-radical cell damage, help prevent some cancers, and promote healthy aging processes.
Dietary fiber: Fiber efficiently moves food along through a dog’s digestive system and improves stool quality. It’s also believed to support sugar levels in the blood and add an extended feeling of fullness for dogs that are overweight.
It is a good source of protein, carbohydrates, linoleic acid, and antioxidants. Despite the fact that carbs get a bad rap, certain sources of carbs (like corn) also provide essential nutrients, such as protein, fat, fiber, and vitamins.
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Cheese contains protein, calcium, vitamin A, essential fatty acids, and B-complex vitamins. Most dogs love cheese, and trainers often use it for treat-motivated dogs.