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Health Benefits

All of the ingredients in our Organic Dog Treats are selected with purpose. That purpose being, to help ensure that our FurEver Friends live a long, healthy and happy life! Ingredients are researched for health benefits prior to determining the best recipe for our Fur Babies taste buds. Our treats are made with the intention of pleasing all furry friends while giving them the health benefits that they need and deserve.

​Below are a few links, and brief descriptions on the health benefits and the reasons why we choose the ingredients we use in our treats.

Whole Wheat Flour​

Whole wheat flour uses the whole grain, retaining all of the grain’s original nutrients. It’s rich in fiber and helps support muscular and metabolic activities.​

Grain may have gotten a really bad name from the 2007 pet-food contamination tragedy in which wheat gluten imported from China had been contaminated with industrial chemicals used to falsely boost protein-level readings. Not all grain is bad, know the difference…

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Oat Flour

​The protein quality is also high in oats, meaning that a dog or cat’s body can digest and use them, and oats also provide a good balance of amino acids.​ Oats also contain a lot of fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins and minerals (including vitamin E, B vitamins, zinc, iron, and selenium), all of which play an important role in maintaining or improving health.  Many of the antioxidants that oats contain, such as linoleic acid and vitamin E, can supplement your pet’s liver, skin, fur, etc.

 

Coconut Flour

​Coconut is packed with antioxidants to support the immune system. It also helps the body form a healthy response to foreign microbes. This means coconut provides the body with an extra defense against bad bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi. Although the ingestion of coconut hasn’t proven to cure any diseases, there have been studies supporting its anti-viral properties. Along with its ability to reduce inflammation, coconut is a great snack for a dog that’s feeling a little under the weather or healing from illness or injury.​​


Oats

​Oats are a nutrient-dense alternative to wheat and corn. In addition to containing more protein than most grains, oats are a good source of fiber, which can help to regulate bowel movements and glucose in the bloodstream. Oats are also packed with minerals including iron, magnesium and zinc and are high in vitamin B and omega-6 fatty acids, both of which help to maintain healthy skin and coat.

 

Flax Seed

Flaxseeds also contain lignans, which can improve cardiovascular health and may help fight cancer. Anti-inflammatory properties of flaxseed can help ease symptoms of arthritis, lower blood pressure, improve kidney function, and maintain healthy skin and coat in dogs.

 

Banana

Bananas are high in potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. In fact, sometimes veterinarians recommend this fruit as a healthy alternative to fatty, salty treats. The fruit is also high in fiber, which can help if your dog is having gastrointestinal problems, and magnesium, which promotes bone growth and helps the body produce protein and absorb vitamins. However, like with any food item, you should only feed your dog bananas in moderation, especially since they contain a lot of sugar.

 

Strawberry

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. For example, over time, fresh fruit may help slow down the aging process, strengthen the immune system, and help with weight management. Strawberries can also help whiten your pup's teeth.​

 

Blueberry

Antioxidants, like those in blueberries, help fight free radicals, which are responsible for cellular and molecular damage in dogs and humans. As an added bonus, studies show that adding antioxidants to a dog’s diet reduces the effects of brain aging, which is great if you have a senior dog.

 

Mango

Mango is high in fiber, as well as vitamin A, B6, C, and E, making it quite nutritious for both humans and dogs.


Apple 

Apples are good for dogs. Apples are a great source of vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and antioxidants. They’re chock full of fiber, especially in the peels, which helps dogs maintain a healthy weight while assisting with their digestion.

Pumpkin

Pumpkin offers many amazing benefits for your pet's health, as well as a multitude of benefits for their digestion! Pumpkins contain high amounts of antioxidants, fiber and minerals like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Zinc, and Folate. Adding Pumpkin to your dog’s diet provides   anti-inflammatory benefits, helps with allergies, boosts their immune health, promotes healthy eyes, aids in parasite defense and even hydrates and moisturizes their skin and coat. Pumpkin is also rich in healthy oils that are believed to support urinary health and packed with omega fatty acids that are essential for healthy skin, joint function, heart health, and brain chemistry.

 

Bell Peppers

Bell peppers pack a punch when it comes to nutritional value. All bell peppers contain essential vitamins and nutrients that are beneficial to a dog’s health. Red bell peppers contain the highest amounts of vitamins and antioxidants. Bell Peppers are rich in vitamins A, E, B6, and lutein and are great sources of vitamin C and beta-carotene, which are antioxidants important for a dog’s healthy immune system. Beta carotene can be converted into vitamin A in the body and is important for skin, coat, and eye health.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes provide an excellent source of dietary fiber, which helps the digestive system function more effectively. Eating fiber on a regular basis lowers the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancers. Sweet potatoes are also low in fat and rich in vitamins A, B6, C, calcium, potassium, and iron. Vitamin A is essential for maintaining healthy eyes, muscles, nerves, and skin. Vitamin C is critical for a properly functioning immune system. Studies have found that dogs, just like humans, show greater resistance to disease and have a better chance of recovery from injuries or illness when supplemented with vitamin C.

Chicken

Chicken is considered a lean meat and it provides many benefits to our canine companions. Dogs need protein as a main energy source, and chicken provides that boost without a big calorie count. Poultry builds lean muscle mass in dogs and delivers Omega 6 fatty acids that help sustain healthy skin and shiny coats. It’s also a great source of essential amino acids and glucosamine, which helps promote bone health.


Turkey

Turkey is rich in nutrients like protein, riboflavin, and phosphorus. Like chicken, turkey is a lean, white meat that helps dogs build muscle. It is also a highly digestible protein source for dogs. In addition, turkey-based treats provide an alternative option for dogs with food sensitivities or food allergies to beef or chicken-based recipes.

Peanut Butter

Most peanut butter is safe for dogs to eat, and in moderation peanut butter can be an excellent source of protein and healthy fats, vitamins B and E, and niacin. The healthiest option is unsalted peanut butter, dog-specific peanut butter, or homemade peanut butter, as high sodium levels can be problematic for dogs, and as an added bonus, homemade peanut butters do not contain extra sugar and other additives.​

Coconut Oil

  • Lauric Acid – We've already mentioned the anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antibacterial properties of coconut oil. The lauric acid is also supposed to fight off viruses.​

  • Medium Chain Triglycerides – Some vets believe that the MCTs in coconut oil aid in digestion and can help heal digestive disorders, as well as improve brain energy and mental function in older dogs.​

  • Reduces coughing and helps eliminate hairballs.​

  • Topical Benefits – It's been known to help skin conditions like hot spots, bites, stings, or itchy, dry skin. Shampoos made with organic oils such as coconut oil can improve damaged skin and reduce allergens. Some pet owners have even made a DIY paw balm with coconut oil as one of the ingredients.​

  • Makes dogs' coats glossy and sleek.​

  • Eliminates doggy odor.​

  • Benefits metabolic function, weight loss, arthritis and bone health.

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