What are single ingredient dog treats? Simple is Better!
Funny how things finally come around. I have been helping folks out about reading their labels on pet food and treats for a long time now. It is wonderful to see the light go on in their heads when they get it. and now it seems, more and more of you are getting it!
Our signature line of jerky treats and a majority of our grass fed and grass finished treats have ONLY 1 single ingredient. That’s it! Cut and dry. No holds barred. Done and Done.
What does that mean? Most of the jerky treats out there have added salts and sugars. Don’t need it. Don’t want it. Some even contain wheat!
See examples below:
Blue Wilderness Trail Treats Grain Free Chicken Jerky Dog Treat
Chicken, Dried Cane Molasses, Salt
Milo’s Kitchen® Chicken Jerky Strips Dog Treat
Chicken Breast, Glycerin, Sugar, Salt, Natural Flavors and Mixed Tocopherols (By the way, do you even know what those are? Research that some time. No thanks at Top Dog Kitchen).
Hill’s® Science Diet® Beef Jerky Strips Dog Treat
Beef, Wheat Flour, Wheat Starch, Oat Groats, Glycerin, Dextrose, Flax seed, Natural Flavors, Chicken Fat, Molasses, Water, Gelatin, Salt, Citric Acid (preservative), Caramel (color), Mixed Tocopherols
True Chews® Premium Beef Jerky Cuts Dog Treat
Beef (Includes Steak), Chicken, Vegetable Glycerin, Rice Flour, Dried Cane Syrup, Distilled Vinegar, Natural Flavorings, Salt, Natural Smoke Flavor, Garlic Extract, Mixed Tocopherols
USDA Chicken breast
USDA Top Sirloin Beef
Hmmm, do we see a pattern here? Let’s face it, if we don’t need added salt and sugar why does Fido need it? Dog food companies add these ingredients to cut costs and add these to make the net weight of the treat and kibble higher, thus certainly lessening the quality. Losing that stuff makes digestion easier not to mention bringing down the calories. So simplify!