Pup Sticks Alaska Grown Red Beets and Wild Alaska Salmon
Contains: Four 2 oz. pupsticks.
Ingredients: Alaska Grown Barley Flour, Wild Alaska Salmon Puree (including skins & bones), Alaska Grown Red Beets, Wild Alaska Fish Livers (from cod, salmon, or rockfish), Citric Acid.
This is not similar to a rawhide. This is a cookie dough, so it's easily broken.
Trivia: Always get asked, "How long will it last?" Answer: Depends on the size of your dog. For a Great Dane-a millisecond. A lab-one minute. A Yorkie- 2 minutes. These are just estimates.
Beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium (essential forhealthy nerve and muscle function) and manganese (which is good for your bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas). Beets also contain the B vitamin folate, which helps reduce the risk of birth defects.
Beets have long been touted as a healing food for humans, but lately we’re seeing them added to dog food ingredients and pet owners are asking what health benefits beets add to their dog’s diet.
There are good reasons for adding beets to a dog’s food. They are very good for them and add a unique combination of healthy nutrients that they may not be getting in their diet. Before you rush out and stock your pantry with canned beets, we need to add that canned beets are usually full of preservatives and salt that can cause kidney problems in dogs, so don’t feed your dog canned beets.
Purchase fresh red beets or the dehydrated beets that are on the market made especially for dogs, such as Olewo Red Beets.
Health Benefits of Fresh Red Beets
Red beets are packed with nutrition for both you and your dog and are an excellent source of the following nutrients:
- Vitamin C – which helps boost immune function
- Vitamin B folate – which helps prevent birth defects
- Manganese – good for bones, kidneys, liver and pancreas
- Fiber – aids digestion
- Iron – aids formation of healthy blood cells
- Potassium – which is essential for healthy nerve and muscle function
- Magnesium – aids in bone health and nerve function
Adding nutritious beets to your dog’s diet are believed to benefit dogs as much as they do humans.
The benefits of eating red beets include:
- Reduction in skin allergies
- Less itching
- Natural anti inflammatory
- Fight cancer
- Cardiovascular support
5 Reasons to treat your dog to red beets
1. Beets are believed to lower blood pressure – The natural nitrates in beets covert to nitric oxide which relaxes and dilates blood vessels improving blood flow and blood pressure.
2. Fight Inflammation - Beets contain betaine, which “helps protects cells, proteins, and enzymes from environmental stress. It's also known to help fight inflammation, protect internal organs, improve vascular risk factors, enhance performance, and likely help prevent numerous chronic diseases.” (World's Healthiest Foods)
3. Anti-Cancer Properties – It is believed that the Phytonutrients in beets may help prevent cancer.
4. Detoxification Support – The betalain pigment in beets cause toxins to break down so they can be eliminated from the body and help purify the blood and liver.
5. Beets boost stamina – Thought to be the result of beets reducing the oxygen cost of low-intensity exercise as well as enhance tolerance to high-intensity exercise.
When preparing red beets for your dog, don’t forget the healthy benefits of the beet greens or leafy tops. Beet greens are one of the healthiest parts of the plant and are packed with nutrition, such as protein, phosphorus, zinc, fiber, vitamin B6, magnesium, copper, and manganese, beet greens also supply significant amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron.
Beet greens contain more iron than spinach and improve immune function and help protect bone health