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March’s Monthly Treat Okinawan (purple) Sweet Potato Cookies

This month’s treat was all about Purple, Yams that is! We used purple sweet potatoes known as Okinawan in their native Hawaii. They are touted as a powerhouse of nutrition and you can find many of the benefits here. The purple pigment provides more than just color. It is a byproduct of the antioxidant Anthocyanin. The Okinawan potato contains 150 percent more antioxidants than blueberries. 

We paired the purple potato with pumpkin seeds. They a great source of protein, amino acids, fiber, iron, copper, phosphorus and magnesium, calcium, zinc, potassium, folic acid and niacin; all important nutrients to your pet’s overall good health. When feeding them please make sure they are raw and unsalted. An interesting fact we also learned about is they are being used as a holistic approach to treating worms in your dog.

We combined jerky, yogurt, and an egg to provide extra protein for your pup. We do keep it simple below is the complete ingredient list. 

  • Rice Flour
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Egg
  • Purple Sweet Potato
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Raw Pumpkin Seeds
  • Turkey Jerky (locally made)

“Sweet potatoes are cooked with the skin produces more fiber than a serving of oatmeal"

We also sent some our customers another version that we made with organic Buckwheat Flour instead of Rice Flour. Buckwheat is a nice grain free alternative for dogs on special diets

Nutrition for Dogs

Hawaiian Duck

Every month we try to research healthy and nutritious ingredients for your pup. We also happen to love experimenting, so for January we chose Duck. Duck meat is highly nutritious. It’s a good source of high quality protein, vitamins A, B3 and C. Minerals include iron, calcium and selenium which help protect cells from free radicals that cause heart disease and cancer. The meat itself with fat removed is lower in fat than chicken meat!

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We started with Chick Pea flour, made from garbanzo beans, as the base. It offers a natural source of protein and fiber for your pup. The beans also contain lecithin, potassium, and vitamins A, B and C. We added our own dehydrated pineapple for a little sweetness, a sprinkle of asiago cheese, and packed in tons of handmade Duck Jerky. 

Fun Duck Fact

Through our research we found out ducks have their own research facility. The Cornell University Duck Research Laboratory, located on New York’s Long Island and established in 1949, is considered an international resource on ducks, diseases, nutritious human food supply, vaccine production, diagnostics, and the development of new and improved duck biologics.

Watch out pork! Duck may be the new “other” meat.


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Monthly Subscription includes our Limited Edition Dog Treat

This month's limited edition treat is mini baked pretzels. They are wheat free and made with tiny sausage bits (your dog is a carnivore). The sausage is fresh from a farm in Michigan. We top off the mini pretzels with sesame seeds.

As part of our subscription model, each month we make a special treat that is not offered on our site. Your pup only receives this treat if you are subscribed. Why would your pup love our shipments? Because they get a surprise every month of handmade delicious treats! Why would you love our shipments? The treats arrive every month at your door.


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