Benefits for Dogs
Oats are a tasty choice for including in your dog’s diet, and when eaten plain, are a low calorie food at around 100 – 130 calories a cup cooked. They can reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure, can prevent artery clogging, and helps to boost a dog’s (and people’s) immune system. They have high levels of fibre, are low in fat, high in grain protein, and oatmeal is a naturally gluten-free food!
100% natural wholemeal flour is a great source of protein and anti-oxidants and is packed full of vitamin B which plays a key role in your dog’s metabolism. Boosting your dog’s metabolism is a great way to help keep their weight under control, and we all know how hard that can be. Being high in dietary fibre, it helps keep your dog fuller for longer. If your dog is eating food containing wheat or wheat flour and she is perfectly healthy, wheat is safe for your dog.
We use only Peanut Butter without Xylitol. It is naturally sweet so dogs just love it. Lots of protein is found in peanut butter so it gives a great energy boost.
Well it’s green but this little green plant is full of hidden secrets! Mr Parsley, as our daughter calls it, contains iron, calcium and protein just to name just a few. He helps freshen breath, reduce blood pressure, prevent arthritic inflammatory and also guard against urinary infection.
Umm, dog breath! we love our dogs but the breath at times can be a bit pongy!
We use mint in some of our biscuits to give our dogs the minty freshness, as not only being a carrier of calcium and iron they help freshen the breath – just like mint does with us humans.
Ginger helps promote energy circulation and increases the metabolic rate. Ginger also helps upset stomachs in both dogs and humans, which is great for those who suffer from travel sickness.
Cinnamomum zeylanicum, more commonly known as cinnamon, is a herb that originated from tropical Asia, and has a whole heap of health benefits.
As this spice is noted to have antifungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, cinnamon was traditionally used in many cultures in the treatment of many health disorders including: diarrhoea; arthritis; digestive problems and skin infections. Cinnamon is also believed to alleviate menstrual pains, treat colds and flu as well as help in blood purification.
Low in fat and packed full of nutrients with the added benefit of Vitamin A caratones, which is said to help good vision as well as protect against heart disease, and this is included in most of the biscuits.
Organic Carob powder comes from the ceratonia tree which is actually part of the pea family, mild and sweet. It looks like chocolate powder, smells like chocolate powder and yes, it even tastes like chocolate powder, but unlike chocolate it is not harmful to your dogs
Apples are a tasty and healthy treat for our canine companions. This disease-fighting fruit packs a nutritional punch, complete with dietary fibre, vitamins A and C, and antioxidants. As a bonus, apples can help keep a dog’s teeth clean and breath fresh.
Fibre found in apples can contribute to a dog’s overall gastrointestinal health, while vitamin C is believed to help with degenerative conditions, like joint disease.
Mixed with a sprinkling of black pepper, it can be helpful as a Natural detox, Anti-inflammatory, Natural antibacterial, Promotes heart and liver health
Promotes digestive health, Acts as an antioxidant AND it’s believed to be able to prevent cancer
Offers allergy relief, helps to prevent cataracts, has been used in the treatment of epilepsy
Natural pain relief, Natural treatment for upset tummies. So is a good all-rounder for your pup.
Pumpkin is good for dogs, especially older dogs as it has a lot of health benefits. It is rich in antioxidant vitamin A, C and E. It also contains vitamin K as well as a host of minerals, such as potassium, phosphorus, calcium and copper. In addition, it is packed with Flavonoid compounds, such as beta carotenes cryptoxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin. All these compounds are powerful antioxidants, which are free radical scavengers. Its also low in calories but high in fibre.
Coconut Oil has several benefits for your dog. Coconut oil gently elevates the metabolism, provides a higher level of energy and vitality, protects your dog from illness, and speeds healing. As a bonus, coconut oil can improve dog’s skin and coat, improves digestion, and reduces allergic reactions.
Healthy Skin and Coat, Clears up eczema, Aids flea allergies, contact dermatitis and itchy skin
Minimizes doggy odour, Reduces allergic reactions, Creates sleek and glossy coats, Prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections. When applied topically coconut oil promotes wound healing, Also can help with hot spots, dry skin and hair, bites and stings. So an all round good oil.
Please give our Pumpkin biscuits a try, as they are so good for your dog and they are not seen here much in the UK yet.
Benefits for horses
The sugar in molasses is a direct energy source of so-called ‘fast energy’ for horses. If you give your horse a lot of work to do, it is necessary to include sugar in the hard feed as a source of energy. That is why molasses is often used in horse feed.
In addition, molasses is a good source of potassium. Potassium looks after the control of water absorption by organs, bones and muscles. Molasses contains vitamins and minerals, like iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamin B6, and selenium.
Carrots can help relieve and prevent horse diarrhea, digestive issues in horses, intestinal parasites, chronic loose stools, dry and itchy skin, dull coat, and more common ailments in horses, naturally!
They have the highest fibre content and lowest energy of all the grains, making them the safest to feed. In addition, they are very low in macronutrients, in particular zinc and copper. All of these deficiencies will limit good bone formation
Apples are a good source of Calcium – builder of bone, cardiac stimulant
Iron – oxygen carrier, builds red blood cells
Potassium – brain and nerve cells. Maintains water balance in tissues, removing excess.
Magnesium – muscle builder, enhances calcium uptake.
Sodium – ensures water is retained in the tissues, preventing dehydration.
Traces of silicia, copper, sulphur, phosphorous and fluorine.
All apples contain malic and gallic acids
Malic acid carries its own life giving oxygen about one third of its atoms are made up of oxygen. This oxygen is readily absorbed in the tissues.
Gallic acid is astringent and cleansing to the mucous membranes of the digestive tract acting as an antiseptic tonic. Pectin found in apples and other fruit of the Rosaceae family such as Hawthorn, Quince, Pear and Rose reduces cholesterol deposits in the arteries and assists in healthy bowel elimination
Disclaimer: all this information was collated from sites on the internet. Its always best to check any information yourself and make your own informed judgement/decision.