Have you ever found yourself asking this question? Maybe after reading the ingredients on the back of your dog's treats, you began to question what "healthy" dog treats really are. We found ourselves struggling to find genuinely healthy treats to give to our dogs, but what are "healthy pet treats"?
Well, we side with the animals view of "healthy" or "All Natural". Dogs and cats are scavengers, and scavengers are typically carnivores who search for left over meals in the wild. These left over meals consist of raw meat, bone and bone marrow, which contain living proteins, vitamins and minerals, enzymes and bacteria that are all essential to maintaining great health and growth development. Being scavengers, undomesticated dogs and cats do ingest the food that has already been processed by their prey/meal. Which means that they can eat grains, fruits and veggies but don't necessarily go hunting for produce. Overall, dogs and cats have a totally different "food pyramid" compared to humans.
Simply put, the healthiest treats for your pet are based on the animals natural diet. More and more studies are proving that dogs are indeed carnivores. Do you think giving them a brand name cookie or biscuit with:
Wheat Flour, Meat and Bone Meal, Wheat Bran, Milk, Beef Fat (Preserved with BHA), Salt, Natural Flavor, Dicalcium Phosphate, Wheat Germ, Calcium Carbonate, Brewer's Dried Yeast, Malted Barley Flour, Sodium Metabisulfite (Used As A Preservative), Choline Chloride, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Bah (Used As A Preservative).Sugar, Bacon Flavor, Corn Syrup, Natural Smoke Flavor, Bone Phosphate,
is in their best interest?
Just seems like too many unnecessary ingredients to us.
We understand that there are treats which have additional beneficial ingredients such as glucosamine, chondroitin and additional added vitamins. Those are great and a much healthier alternative to a cookie or biscuit.
However, our goal as a company is to share truly all natural treats with our fellow PetLovers.
We call them PetLove Snacks.