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Nutritional Benefits

Nutritional Benefits

 

 

Super ingredients in dog food. 

 

 

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   Happy_Apple Apples are full of dietary fiber, vitamin A, C, K, folate, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. Help to clean residue off a dogs teeth, which helps to freshen breath.

   Do NOT feed the core or seeds - they contain arsenic.

 

Happy_Bacon  Bacon - fats are essential to good health and survival. Without fat in your pet’s diet, their fur, skin, eyes, immune system, brain, and blood cells would suffer. Dogs need good-quality fat especially if they reside in cold climates, or exert lots of energy running or hiking, racing long distances, or herding cows and sheep. Higher fat diets in the winter time will keep your pets warmer and will provide them with better stamina to adapt to the cold and wind. For optimal health, animals need a balance between Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids. Beside bacon is simply yummy. Who doesn’t like bacon?

 

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  Bananas are a fun addition to your dog's meals, as well as for a special treat, especially because of the variety of ways in which it can be prepared. Banana biscuits, muffins, frozen, baked, or even simply mashed up, will likely be devoured by your eager pet. Bananas are high in soluble carbohydrates, so they're an excellent source of energy. The antioxidants they contain are helpful to a dog's fur and skin. Bananas are also rich in protein, vitamins A, B6 and C, dietary fiber, potassium, folate, magnesium, and iron, are low in sodium, and rich with potassium. All these things are a great addition to your pet's diet.

 

 

Barley      Barley is a hearty grain that is loaded with gluten. Therefore, foods made with barley will contain the gluten protein. Avoid it for dogs with gluten and grain intolerance. Barley is a very good source of molybdenum, manganese, dietary fiber, selenium, vitamin B1, chromium, phosphorus, magnesium, and niacin. Barley is used for lowering blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol, and for promoting weight loss. It is also used for digestive complaints including diarrhea, stomach pain, and inflammatory bowel conditions. 

 

beens  Beans - Black beans and garbanzo beans are all super foods for dogs. Beans help   provide natural fibers that help regulate sugar level, one of the leading causes of insulin-resistance and diabetes in dogs. Rich source of proteins and minerals boost your pet's immune system and help burn fat.

 

Happy_Cow   Beef - rich in iron, choline - supports nervous system development, protein - preserves and buil muscles, selenium - protects cells from damage, Vitamins B6 and B12 - maintain brain function, zinc - maintain a healthy immun system, phosphorus - helps build bones and teeth, niacin - supports energy production and metabolizm, riboflavin - helps convert food into fuel.

 

happy_beet  Beets are high in nutrients and low in calories.  Red Beets contain an unusual mix of antioxidants and are unique in the way that they get their red color primarily from betalain antioxidant pigments.  Coupled with a good source of vitamin C, and an excellent source of antioxidant manganese, is what makes this vegetable so antioxidant rich.  Red beets provide a great source of fiber and are particularly rich in folate, an important B vitamin for a healthy heart and essential for normal tissue growth. Red Beets contain good amounts of iron, potassium, magnesium and more.

 

Blackberry  Blackberries provide a good source of antioxidants, fiber and omega-3. Antioxidants help decrease cell damage from free radicals. Fiber plays a role in digestion. Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid that helps keep your dog’s skin and coat healthy. In addition, blackberries provide vitamins and minerals, including manganese, folate and vitamins A, C, K and E.

 

DogBigBone Bones (only raw) - In order to be optimally healthy, your pet's body requires nutrients -- specifically calcium and phosphorus -- provided by bones derived primarily from beef, pork, lamb, chicken and turkey. Bones provide calcium, phosphorus and trace minerals to a raw food diet and provide great mental stimulation and oral health benefits. When your dog chews on a raw recreational bone, his teeth get the equivalent of a good brushing and flossing. This helps to break down tartar and reduces the risk of gum disease.

 

 Happy_BroccoliBroccoli - Is loaded with vitamin A, B-6, C, potassium, iron, calcium, and magnesium. Has been shown to have anti-cancer effects, aid in fighting infections, treat skin and heart problems and help metabolize drugs and excrete toxins. Broccoli is so helpful every dog should eat it daily. Broccoli can be fed to dogs both raw and cooked. I recommend combining steamed or cooked broccoli with other super foods and fish for a health infusion whenever a pet is feeling ill.

 

buckwheat  Buckwheat - contains no gluten and is not a grain. It is therefore great for celiac and those on grain free and gluten sensitive diets. Best source of high-quality, easily digestible proteinsThis makes it an excellent meat substituteIt also contains all eight essential amino acids, including lysine, which plays a key role in collagen production. 
Neutral thermal nature; sweet flavor; cleans and strengthens the intestines and improves appetite. Is effective for treating dysentery and chronic diarrhea.
Rich in iron, very high in carbohydrates (80%), very high in antioxidants. Filled with many minerals and vitamins such as manganese, magnesium, zinc, copper, and niacin. Contains a high level of rutin.

 

carob  Carob - we use in our dog treats as a chocolate substitute. It tastes very similar to chocolate and will not cause in your canine friend the poisonous reaction that chocolate does. Dogs enjoy its flavor, and can quite happily nibble on carob-based treats all day.

 

Happy_CarrotCarrots - One of the greatest treats for dogs, loaded with powerful nutrients, Vitamins A, K and C. Powerful antioxidant. Help a dog's vision, heart, and blood sugar levels. Raw or cooked can be added to your dog's regular food or used as part of a healthy home-prepared meal.

 

Happy_CeleryCelery – ideal for dogs that need a healthy, low calorie and low sugar treat - a great source of potassium and fiber. Is rich in many vitamins and minerals: vitamin A, vitamin B, and vitamin C, and calcium, potassium, phosphorous, iron, and sodium. This vegetable improves heart health and can lower blood pressure while helping to fight cancer. Bonus: celery freshens doggie breath!

 

Happy_CheeseCheese – is high in proteins and calcium, re-mineralizes your pet’s teeth, and reduces the acids that cause plaque leading to cavities! Also helps to protect your aging pet from osteoporosis. Not recommended for dogs with dairy intolerance.

 

Happy_Chicken Chicken - excellent source of quality protein, the building blocks of life - builds muscles and helps support a healthy weight, promotes bone health, an especially important benefit in older animals. Helps to control the levels of homocysteine in the body, an amino acid that can cause cardiovascular disease. Packed with vitamin B-complex, Phosphorus - essential for healthy bones and Selenium - helps to improve metabolic functions, immune system health, and thyroid function. Dogs have feelings too. They can be happy, sad, anxious, and even depressed. Chicken can increase the serotonin levels of the brain which helps to reduce stress and promotes quality sleep. Chicken is high in retinol, beta-carotene, and lycopene, wh.ich are vital for eye health.

 

cinnamon    Cinnamon - can aid in the treatment of a variety of medical issues including diabetes, arthritis, and infections. For dogs with diabetes, a daily dose of cinnamon can help regulate blood sugar levels. Even if your dog doesn’t have diabetes, cinnamon is incredibly beneficial as a preventative measure for animals at risk of diabetes, especially overweight and senior pets. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, cinnamon is also effective in treating arthritis by easing the pain and stiffness in joints. The antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antifungal properties of cinnamon make it an effective astringent for treating wounds. The anti-clotting and anti-inflammation properties assist in this sort of treatment. If your dog has an upset stomach, a dash of cinnamon can help. Cinnamon can alleviate pain caused by certain cancers, especially bone cancer, and can even be used to treat skin rashes and yeast infections. Cinnamon can be used to treat several other ailments, but used preventatively it can also have a positive overall effect on your dog’s health. It helps improve blood circulation, which in turn provides a boost of energy, vitality, and improved cognitive function. It can even help prevent heart disease by lowering bad cholesterol levels in the blood.

For the improvement of your pet’s overall health, seek healthy treats that incorporate cinnamon and look for ways to incorporate it into your pet’s regular diet.

 

Cranberry1Cranberries maintain a healthy urinary tract; they flush the kidneys and prevent urinary infections. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins: A, B, C, and K, calcium, phosphorus and potassium.

 

eggs    Eggs are nutritionally complete source of protein, vitamins A, B12, riboflavin, folate, iron, selenium. Eggs provide blue ribbon–worthy luxurious coats. Ground shells are great source of calcium for dogs.

 

Flaxeed    Flaxseeds - rich in vitamins E and B-6, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, riboflavin, niacin, and antioxidants lignans which support the immune system and help treat inflammation and arthritic pain and chronic inflammatory disorders. Flaxseed is high in protein and amino acids, which promote strong bones and muscle growth; both soluble and insoluble fiber to protect your pet's digestive system and to maintain overall health.

 

HoneyHoney - Honey is extremely useful and nutritious for dogs. Topically it heals wounds. Internally, it provides numerous sources of nutrients, such as vitamins A, B complex, C, D, E and K, plus minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and more. It helps dogs with allergies, fights infections, and helps with digestive problems. Honey is extremely useful and nutritious for dogs. Topically it heals wounds. Internally, it provides numerous sources of nutrients, such as vitamins A, B complex, C, D, E and K, plus minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and more. It helps dogs with allergies, fights infections, and helps with digestive problems. Is rich in vitamins A, B-complex, C, D, E, and K. It also contains various minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese, copper, and more. In addition, honey contains flavonoids, which are health-enhancing antioxidants.

 

oats    Oats - are a warming grain that calms the nervous and reproductive systems, strengthens the immune system and heart muscle, and keeps the spleen and pancreas healthy. Rich in silicon, oats help strengthen bones. Most dogs tolerate this least allergenic of grains well. As a carbohydrate, oatmeal porridge provides energy that helps build the tissues and regulates how much starch and fat the body will break down and utilize.

 

oil  Oil in dog diet will help keep his skin soft and moisturized and help him maintain a soft, shiny coat too. Baking for him with oils that contain omegas may also help keep him healthy in other ways, such as by decreasing the symptoms of allergies, arthritis, asthma and high blood pressure. Fish, olive, coconut, sunflower, safflower and vegetable oil are excellent sources of essential fatty acids. We use Organic Coconut Extra Virgin Oil to produce our all natural homemade Peanut Butter for the treats.

 

mint-and-parsley1   Parsley and mint -  help to keep your pet’s breath fresh. Mint also be soothing to the stomach and nervous system and help alleviate nausea. Parsley is soothing and relieves arthritic pain. Rich in vitamin A and C.

 

Happy_PeanutPeanut butter - Not only is it a good source of protein, but it also contains heart healthy fats, vitamin B, niacin, and vitamin E.  Increases the sheen of your dog's coat, improves the quality of dog skin and the strength of the nails and helps your dog's immune system, which protects your dogs from disease.

 

milk  Powdered milk in addition to protein provides necessary carbohydrates that your dog will use for energy. Inform us if your dog has allergy to dairy.

 

Happy_Pumpkin  Pumpkin – Miracle food for dogs, famous for being a digestive aid, is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and can both aid constipation and help firm up diarrhea. This vegetable is perfect for soothing an upset stomach! Pumpkin can be used to improve red pigment in a dog’s coat. 

 

Happy_SpinachSpinach has a high nutritional value, is a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, and iron.

 

Happy_Sweet_PotatoSweet potato: One of nature’s nearly perfect foods, sweet potato is so healthy; should be fed to your dog daily!  Is a highly nutritious vegetable full of beta carotene, vitamins A, B6, C and E. Nearly perfect food for dog—source of potent    antioxidant to aid in healing, cancer prevention, and fighting the effects of aging. Contains minerals: manganese, copper, and iron. Source of dietary fiber to help with loose stools. May be fed whole after baking! Or in the form of “wonder chips”

 

  Turmeric   Turmeric  – acts as a pain reliever, detoxify the body, purify the blood, stimulate bile production in the liver, disinfect wounds, treats diarrhea and other stomach ailments, is one of the most potent natural anti-inflammatories available, reduces the symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis, and is a powerful antioxidant. This is pretty significant for our senior K9 friends that may be suffering from the aches and pains associated with arthritis and aging in general.

 

 yogurt  Yogurt is a natural source of calcium and it contains bacteria like Lactobacillus Acidophilus which are the natural inhabitants of the digestive tract. L. Acidophilus is a probiotic that helps in the process of digestion by inhibiting the growth of other harmful bacteria. Yogurt helps in certain gastrointestinal conditions like yeast infection, diarrhea, constipation and irritable bowel movement. It also produces folic acid and niacin which are important vitamins in pregnancy of humans as well as dogs. Benefits of yogurt for dogs are: enhances the immune system, changes the microflora of the gut, reduces cholesterol levels and reduces incidence of yeast infectiona