Our Ingredients and Why We Use Them

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Our Ingredients

Selected with care for quality, taste and beneficial health properties.  Our ingredients are where possible:

  • locally sourced;
  • non GMO;
  • fresh;
  • organic;
  • most are grain free;
  • from sustainable sources;
  • wholesome and natural;
  • minimally processed;
  • do not contain filler, "digest" or "meal";
  • add essential minerals, vitamins, taste, and/or antioxidants.


Benefits of Treats

  • Have no artificial ingredients, flavours or colours.
  • Are made with whole foods, minimal processing.
  • Have grain and wheat free options for pets with allergies.
  • Have no added sugars.
  • Contain only recognizable ingredients that you could eat.
  • Made locally.
  • Support a local business.
  • Ensure your pet is eating healthy foods.

Ingredients

We are committed to using only wholesome human grade ingredients to ensure quality treats for your pets. Our definition of "human grade" is that you could eat these ingredients; they were intended in the most part for the human food chain.  


If it's not good enough for us to eat...why feed it to our pets?  

Pets and Grains

Pets have evolved over time to eat and adequately ingest grains.  Although some pets have allergies, as do humans, grains are an important component in our pets' diet.  


Grains like wheat and corn are good sources of protein, essential fatty acids and fiber.  All of which are important, in moderation to any diet.  If however, you choose not to feed your pets grains, we have treats available for you as well.  


For those who prefer a meat only diet...we have liver, other organ meats and various jerky in the works.  Currently we carry dehydrated beef liver and chicken liver.


Why These Ingredients

Banana

Bananas

Bananas – fiber, potassium, copper, manganese and vitamin B6 and C. 

o Potassium keeps bones strong and blood vessels elastic and healthy. 

o Other compounds will ensure a strong immune system and regular bowel movements. 

Blueberries

Fresh whole blueberries

Blueberries – fiber and antioxidants and contain vitamins C and K. 

o Help in preventing colon cancer, heart diseases, and obesity. 

o Can slow down aging and memory loss - low in calories.


Catnip

Fresh and dried catnip - home grown

Catnip – chromium, iron, manganese, potassium, selenium and other nutrients, vitamins A & C

o stimulates appetite, aids digestion, helps calm nervous animals and encourages restful sleep. Repels mosquitoes

Chick Pea Flour

Chick Pea Flour grain free

Chick Pea or Garbanzo Bean Flour – gluten-free and grain-free, higher in protein than other flours.

o A good substitute for wheat flour for  those with wheat or grain allergies.

Cinnamon

Fresh ground cinnamon

Cinnamon – Ceylon Cinnamon low levels of courmarin and is safe for your dog. 

o anti-inflammatory properties, ability to slow or stop bacterial growth. 

Coconut Flour

Half a fresh coconut.

Coconut flour - gluten-free / grain-free, lauric acid, high in fiber and protein, and low-GI relative to alternatives. 

o strengthens the immune system by fighting off viruses. 

o Can help with bad breath and clearing up skin conditions like hot spots, flea allergies, and itchy skin. Coconut milk and coconut oil are safe for dogs too. 

Coconut Oil

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Coconut oil – medium chain fatty acids 

o powerfully boost to the immune system. 

o can help with weight management, disinfecting wounds and even allergies and skin conditions.  Can be used to clean teeth and repel fleas and ticks. 

Cranberries

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Cranberries – Rich in antioxidants and very low in calories, vitamin C, A and K.

o Antioxidants make cells regenerate faster - protects from harmful free radicals. 

o vitamins strengthen a dog’s heart health and support bone strength. 

o An effective cure for urinary tract infections.

Eggs

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Eggs – protein, iron, fatty acids and selenium. 

o Selenium is a trace element thought to have anti-cancer and antioxidant properties. 

Flax Seed - Ground

Flax seed ground

Flax Seed – ground have high omega-3 fatty acids. 

o help reduce inflammation to alleviate allergies and skin irritations.

Ginger

Ginger root

Ginger – at least 477 natural chemicals, including essential oils, beta-carotene, acetic acid, alpha-linolenic acid, ascorbic acid, camphor, capsaicin, and gingerols

o known to reduce inflammation and upset stomachs in dogs, good for allergies.

Grains - wheat, corn

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Grains – Dogs do not have to be grain-free; it is perfectly OK for them to have grains. In fact, grains like wheat and corn are great sources of protein, essential fatty acids, and fiber. 

o If your dog has certain allergies it might be best to avoid grains, but it truly depends on your dog, moderation and variety is key.

Kale

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Kale – vitamins A, C, and K, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, beta-carotene and fiber. 

o Potential cancer fighting properties.  Potential for improved vision and eye health.

Liver

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Liver – up to 100 X more nutrients than any other meat, proteins, fat and vitamin A & B, iron, copper, niacin, zinc, phosphorus. omega-3, omega-6 fatty acids. 

o an essential amino acid your dog requires to keep a balanced diet. 

Mint

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Mint – vitamins A and C, contains minerals such as calcium, copper, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, riboflavin and zinc as well as a source of dietary fiber and protein.

o a powerful antioxidant, known for its antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial, and anti-fungal properties.

o keep your dog’s breath smelling sweet, and calm an upset stomach.

Parsley

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Parsley – antioxidants, Vitamins C, K, B, iron, folate and minerals. 

o is thought to inhibit tumor formation, especially in the lungs.

o Breath freshening ingredient

Peanut Butter - Natural

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Peanut butter – protein, heart-healthy fats, vitamins B and E and niacin.  Vitamin B has been said to help pets repel fleas and ticks.   Vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient that helps dogs’ muscles, circulatory system, and helps heal injuries .

Pumpkin

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Pumpkin – fiber, beta-carotene, vitamins A, E, C, potassium & iron, antioxidants.

o Fiber helps food move through the GI tract, which helps keep the cells in the stomach and colon healthy is also good for both diarrhea and constipation. It’s gentle and easy to digest. 

Quinoa

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Quinoa – healthy alternative to corn, wheat, and soy. High in protein and essential amino acids, the vitamin B complex (niacin, folate, thiamin), vitamin E, iron, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, and zinc.

o anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. 

Rice Flour

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Rice flour – High in fiber, manganese, magnesium and selenium, antioxidants

o promotes weight loss, helps stabilize blood sugar levels.

Rolled Oats

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Rolled Oats – protein, fats, amino acids, fiber, antioxidants, vitamin E, B vitamins, zinc, iron, and selenium. 

o good for pets with dietary sensitivity to gluten, easily digested. Non GMO.

Sweet Potatoes

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Sweet Potatoes – beta-carotene and fiber.

o antioxidants that help fight inflammation. Fosters the growth of gut-friendly bacteria.

Turmeric

Ground turmeric

Turmeric – used for medicinal purposes for centuries. 

o Researchers compare curcumin’s effects to anti-inflammatory drugs, ibuprofen, and aspirin. The best part? Turmeric is 100% natural and great for dogs. 

FAQs

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