There are countless reasons why AniPal's hand-baked dog biscuits and dental chews are an excellent choice to treat your dog. Here's our top 5 to wet your whistle:
1. OUR RECIPES (& BUSINESS) ARE VET DEVELOPED FOR MAXIMUM GOODNESS FOR YOUR PET & THE PLANET
Each recipe has been developed by our business founder, an RSPCA vet, along with a pet speciality nutritionist, ensuring each treat is delicious and packed full of goodness. The formulas help relive the most common health conditions specific for puppy and adult dogs, including allergies, anxiety, obesity, joint pain & arthritis. Common food allergens in dogs are from proteins, especially those from dairy products, beef, lamb, chicken meat and eggs, soy or gluten (from wheat). By using hypoallergenic proteins such as local seaweed and insects these common allergens are excluded.
2. DELICIOUS INGREDIENTS WITH FUNCTIONAL HEALTH BENEFITS
AniPal's hypoallergenic, grain and gluten free recipes have been developed to deliver functional health benefits. To name just a few wellness kickers:
Native Kakadu plum, manuka honey & chai seeds in the Earth Bites provide anti-inflammatory benefits & probiotics for great gut health
Valerian root & chamomile in the Sea Dreams assist with relaxation & anxiety
Adult Sea Chews - a dental stick to clean teeth - contain chondroitin, turmeric & chamomile for nurturing minds, muscles & joints
Puppy Sea Chew, formulated to be soft on gums and teeth whilst providing calcium and Omega 3 & 6 for bone and brain development
Earth Bites' Omegas 3,6, ginseng & anti-oxidants boost brain health & memory
3. CARBON POSITIVE & EARTH FRIENDLY
Globally, it is estimated that pet cats and dogs consume up to 12-20% of meat and fish. AniPal incorporates local, low carbon ingredients such as insects and seaweed proteins, creating an opportunity to reduce the carbon paw-print by switching out livestock meats in daily foods.
Seaweed is a fascinating ingredient to work with - both nutritionally and environmentally. Focusing on the environmental aspect alone:
Each kg of seaweed has captured 1.5kg of CO2
50x more seaweed can be produced in a hectare than wheat
10x more protein per hectare than cattle farms
If you feed your dog seaweed in their staple foods (such as chews and biscuits) & replace some of the land-based crops, you can significantly reduce the fossil carbon inputs into land crops
Insect production, in this case Black Soldier Flies, relies on less resources - in fact only 2% of land, 4% of the water and less energy, while also producing significantly less waste than traditional livestock production. Need more convincing? Insects are 12-25 more efficient than cattle in converting their feed, to produce the same amount of protein. We think that is pretty incredible.
4. KEEPING IT LOCAL, NATURALLY
All our ingredients are natural and sourced locally, where possible. Our seaweed comes from Australia's only organic, human-grade farm on the south coast of New South Wales. The seaweed products are used in some delicious human foods such as pasta and muesli.
5. AND QUITE FRANKLY THEY TASTE GREAT...
And lastly, both dogs and humans alike can confirm that the treats taste damn good. But don't take our word for it... try some for your doggo today :)