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Nutrition for Dogs

Salmon Slices, April's Monthly Treat

Salmon Slices are grain and gluten free. What are some of the other unique properties of the treat?

We love Salmon for the omega-3 fatty acids it contains. They are good for your pups skin and coat while providing support for their immune system. We started by crafting our own jerky for this recipe and then used a grain and gluten free base. We choose Bob’s Red Mill Almond Meal/Flour because it is low in carbohydrates, grain free, and high in fiber. Fiber can help sugars in the pup's from crashing. 

We also added some unsweetened coconut flakes (sulfur/preservative free) and coconut oil. Coconut has benefits for not only your dogs coat but digestive track since it is rich in fiber. Most of the saturated fats in coconut oil are Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT’s). They help the body digest nutrients efficiently. Coconut oil also contains 50% lauric acid (the only other source for this high amount is in breast milk) which has antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties. Below is a short video by Chicago’s own Karen Becker talking about the benefits of coconut oil. 


Lastly we added a high quality little super seed known as black Chia (gluten free). It is non-allergenic. Chia seeds are an excellent source of phosphorus, potassium, copper, iron, and zinc. They contain more calcium than whole milk, more iron than raw spinach and more magnesium than broccoli. They even trump salmon by having triple or more Omega-3 fatty acids!

Omega-3 is important to balance out Omega-6 fatty acids and promotes healthy: cells, immune system, skin and coat, joints, brain development and maintenance, eye development and maintenance and growth.” 

We want to thank our monthly subscribers for allowing us to create unique treat experiences for many pups. This special treat has been receiving great feedback! Stay tuned to find out how we are bringing it to more than our monthly subscribers. 

What's in your Dog's Treats?

 Do you know what is in your Dog's Treats or where they are made? It is a hot topic lately with quality control lacking and tricky labeling. Take a look at the back of your dog's treats next time and see how many ingredients you can't pronounce or don't know why they are there. Just like many human foods many dog treats can be labeled all natural because the preservative is "natural". But how can a preservative ever be natural? It’s the wording, "made with natural ingredients" is different that "all natural". For example- bacon can be labeled "nitrate free - all natural" because they use celery juice or powder instead which is found naturally. But the celery additive turns into a preservative acting as a nitrite when combined with the cured meat and there fore really not "natural" anymore. Most treats on the market have many of these "natural preservatives".

 Many treats are being recalled lately. Here is just one to check out http://dogingtonpost.com/recall-alert-milos-kitchen-chicken-jerky-and-chicken-grillers/

 It is important that you know where your Dog Treats are coming from and what is in them.