Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Healthy DogsTreats

Introducing Superfood Treats: Why Dogs Need More than Meat

Dogs love meat. Everyone knows that. But, your pupper needs so much more than meat to complete a healthy, balanced diet. Fruits, veggies and grains – ingredients found in your kitchen and our new Superfood Treats – are critical to your dog’s health and well-being!

Scientists have proven that an unbalanced diet is bad for your health. The same goes for your dog. Between salads, smoothies and healthy snacks, we do our best to eat a nutritious diet every day. Shouldn’t we offer the same well-rounded diet to our four-legged friends? (Tail wags approvingly).

10, 000 Years Later

Dogs have been domesticated for over 10, 000 years. In that time span, dogs have transformed from mesocarnivores to omnivores. That means dogs can obtain essential nutrients from animals and plants just like people. On the contrary, cats are obligate carnivores with a diet consisting exclusively of protein-based foods.

All of that is simply to say that your dog requires more than meat in its diet!

Most commercial dog food is protein-based. That makes sense since protein remains an essential part of their diet. Now, dogs get enough protein from meals but most treats are still meat-based. After all, dogs simply can’t resist that meaty flavor.

Unfortunately, meat-based treats keep giving them more extra calories, fat, salt and protein that can be bad for their health. Protein is a calorie-dense nutrient that can quickly lead to weight gain. There’s a long list of health issues, including diabetes and kidney dysfunction that are caused by excessive protein consumption.  

Superfood Treats to the Rescue!

At Pet Naturals of Vermont, we set out to develop a treat that’s both healthy and delicious. Our new Superfood Treats were formulated to be the ultimate blend of flavor and wholesome ingredients.

Superfood Treats are filled to the brim with nutrient-rich foods like blueberries, kale, oatmeal, pumpkin and spinach. Your dog will devour these nourishing treats that come in Crispy Bacon, Homestyle Chicken and Peanut Butter recipes. Unlike those meaty treats, Superfood Treats have only 7 calories per chew but are still flavor-packed for your pup!

Superfood Treats give your dog the flavors he craves along with wholesome ingredients for a healthy and balanced diet. Don’t sacrifice flavor or ingredients when rewarding your dog with a treat. Instead, feed him Superfood Treats for a happy, healthy and active lifestyle!