Why Feed Natural?
I think we can all agree that the thought of feeding our dogs natural treats can be a little off-putting, but please let us try to help you understand the benefits of natural treats – your dogs will thank you for it!
We all try at some point to live healthier lives, swapping that bag of sweets or slice of cake for a delicious fruit salad can make all the difference. The same applies to our dogs!
Natural treats are the best way to supplement your dog’s diet. Not only are they delicious and smell heavenly to dogs, but they offer a great range of health benefits and are full of important nutrients which support all aspects of your dog’s health.
Natural treats are prepared in a way that ensures they retain all the nutrients which would be lost in the heavy preparation process of mass-produced dog treats. Natural treats do not contain any of the harmful toxins, chemicals, preservatives, additives or hormones which are found in many mass-produced treats, these additives can have a negative impact on every aspect of your dog’s physical and mental health.
Natural ingredients are more easily digested by dogs which aids in a healthy gut. The nutrients they ingest from eating natural are better absorbed by the body and readily available for use.
Natural treats which are high in Omega-3, glucosamine and chondroitin will help to support healthy joints, reduce pain and inflammation.
Single protein, grain free natural treats can prevent the triggering of allergens
Chewing produces saliva in the mouth which will help flush away bacteria. A long lasting chew will help reduce plaque and tartar build up by scraping against teeth while chewing, this acts as a natural tooth cleaner.
Skin and Coat Health
The saying ‘you are what you eat’ goes for our furry friends too! Feeding high fat, over processed treats which contain an array of chemicals, additives and preservatives can affect your dog’s skin and coat health. This can result in dry itchy skin problems, allergies, rashes, dull coat and shedding.
High in Protein
Natural treats are high in protein which is essential for many aspects of a dog’s health. This includes growth, skin and coat condition, muscle health, organ health, immune system and helps the body create essential enzymes and antibodies.
All dogs love to chew, it’s in their nature! Chewing increases their overall wellbeing, not only does it provide mental stimulation, helps to reduce anxiety, boredom and stops them chewing on the furniture! It also releases serotonin and dopamine, both of which are important to support mental health and gives your dog that ‘happy feeling’.
Furry treats will help to clean the digestive system, improve bowel movement and help remove worms from the intestine.
Lower in calories
Mass produced treats are often high in calories, fat and fillers. As natural treats are just meat, it means most are naturally lower in calories. Obesity is a big problem in dogs and can have a detrimental effect on a dog’s health and quality of life.
There is nothing more exciting for dogs than new smells, tastes and textures, varying their treats will keep your dog mentally stimulated, resulting in happy pups.