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Walk into any pet supply store and you'll see a vast array of dog treats. But a lot of those colorfully packaged goodies are unhealthy choices. Full of questionable ingredients, not to mention artificial colors and flavors, they're little more than junk food for dogs.
The good news is that rising consumer demand for healthier food and treat choices has resulted in a growing selection of high quality dog treats made from whole, natural ingredients. The trick is separating the good from the bad when you walk into the store.
- See more at: AnimalWellnessMagazine.com.
An in-depth interview with SavvyBeast® Treats owner and president Queny Villanueva talking about how the company's DogStar treats reflect her commitment to pure, natural nutrition for dogs.
Queny talks about why she started SavvyBeast® Treats, how she developed and formulated DogStar organic dog treats, and how they can help your best friend lead a healthier, happier life.
- See more at: PetBusiness.com.
When a dog can't stop itching or a cat suddenly has a rash, the petfood they eat is usually the first suspect. So whether a pet has ingredient intolerance, allergic reaction, or just a finicky stomach, plenty of petfood and treat manufacturers offer products made to get animals feeling better.
A new line of gourmet, organic dog treats called DogStars® is now available in four flavors from SavvyBeast® Treats LLC. Made from chia flour instead of wheat flour; DogStars® are 100% gluten-free ...
- See more at: PetfoodIndustry-Digital.com.
Dog lovers are often desperate to find healthy and safe treats for their canine companions. Pet food recalls seem to happen with increasing frequency. Cooking your own treats is a fabulous idea but requires time to both shop and cook. There are some healthy treats available. Do your homework. Do a bit of research and you will find them.
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Gourmet organic treats made from chia flour. The organic chia flour, ground from chia seeds, is packed with protien and loaded with healthy omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. The gluten-free treats are also made with organic ingredients, including organic chicken, turkey, beef, and lamb.
- See more at: PetBusiness.com.
In response to serious safety threats, Queny Villanueva, owner and CEO of SavvyBeast Treats, Bloomville, NY, hopes that manufacturers have reexamined their own standards. This includes assessing the nutritional aspects of pet food. Regarding typical pet-foods, she says, "When you read the list of ingredients, you need a master's degree and a dictionary to understand what it means. There still are a lot of byproducts used and ingredients that dogs would not and should not eat."
- See more at: WholeFoodsMagazine.com.
When someone says "Chia", what's the first thing that pops into your mind? For millions, the answer is "Chia Pet!" Many probably have the "ch-ch-ch-CHIA" song rolling around in their heads right now. What many don't know is that Chia has more uses than just "pets that grow". Chia is incredibly nutritious and truly deserves the "superfood" label.
- See more at: DogsNaturallyMagazine.com
The market has been flooded with new natural and grain-free treat products over the past few years, and there does not seem to be any sign of a slow down. While it is great that vendors are stepping up to meet the demands of pet owners, it begs the question: with so many products to choose from, how can retailers be sure that they are building the best possible selection for their stores?
- See more at: PetBusiness.com