New year, new gut-healthy and nutritious foods! If you’re looking to boost your dog’s health in the new year, take a look at the ingredients below for what to include as part of your dog’s regular diet.
What proteins are good for my dog? What dog food is rich in omega-3s?
Meat-based proteins like chicken and beef can be challenging for dogs to digest as it takes a lengthy amount of time for meat to be broken down in the stomach. Additionally, traditional dog foods can be made from meat meals and byproducts that are leftover waste that is unfit for human consumption. These low quality ingredients can include hooves, feathers, beaks, etc., that are not easily digestible. Chicken and beef are also the top allergens for dogs, often causing itching, hot spots, flaky skin, and goopy eyes.
Top-feeding, wild-caught fish like Silver Copi Fish is an excellent source of clean protein that is easy to digest for dogs, and rich in healthy omega 3s that nourish the skin and coat. Silver Copi contains all 10 essential amino acids that dogs need to thrive. Omega-3 fatty acids are long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids that help support brain health. They also are a natural anti-inflammatory for dogs who have arthritis or allergies.
Human-grade cricket protein is packed with natural omega 3s and contains fiber-rich prebiotics that nourish the gut and maintain a healthy digestive system. Cricket protein also contains all 10 essential amino acids that dogs need to live a healthy lifestyle. Chippin’s Cricket Dehydrated Daily Food contains human-grade cricket protein as well as healthy grains, dehydrated fruits and veggies, and the vitamins and minerals your pup needs in their daily diet!
What food helps my dog’s inflammation?
Anti-inflammatory foods are an excellent addition to your dog’s diet to support their joint health and limit inflammation in the body. Originally reserved only for senior dogs, anti-inflammatory foods are beneficial for active adult dogs and dogs recovering from injuries.
Three ingredients to help lower inflammation in your dog’s diet and support their joints are turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger in small amounts!
Does my dog need antioxidants? What do antioxidants do for dogs?
Antioxidants are naturally occurring in many foods. Antioxidants help your dog protect its cells against free radicals – harmful molecules that damage cells, cause aging, and are often connected to diseases.
Healthy antioxidant-rich ingredients to include in your dog’s diet include kale and spinach, bananas, blueberries, pumpkin, and small pieces of celery.
Chippin’s Dehydrated Cricket Dog Food contains antioxidant-rich foods like kale, pumpkin, and cranberries.
If you’re looking for a supplement to include with your dog’s daily feeding, consider our Antioxidant biscuit that includes both blueberries and bananas, as well as gut-healthy cricket protein.