a new flavor to adore

January 31, 2017

I've spent these last few weeks creating a new treat.


This is my jam: researching ingredients, measuring, remeasuring, crossing my fingers, and hoping they'll bake up with a subtle balance of chew and crunch, and Henry will gobble them right up.


Here it is, kids: sardine/carrot aka. Madeline.




My goal with this one was to make a dog treat that was full of omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins for optimal dog health.


Fatty acids are important because they build the cells in their bodies. Most commercial dog foods do not contain omega-3, as it's not yet a required fat, but numerous scientific studies believe it to be essential to the well-being of dogs.


This article is a great source, and I urge all dog owners to do their research to provide their dogs with the best nutrition possible. http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/15_12/features/Fats-Chance_20658-1.html


Also added to this fishy delight is carrots. Low in calories, carrots are a fantastic source of vitamin A, potassium, fiber, and antioxidants.


I just threw some whole, fresh carrots in my Ninja, and boom!


They won't even know they're there. (Henry refuses to eat raw carrots, so I got tricksy, precious).


This dog treat is oat-based, like Aspen's (blueberry/bacon), Percy's (cheddar/apple) and of course, our Henry's Original (peanut butter/banana).


Oats are high in protein. "According to the World Health Organization, oat protein is equivalent in quality to soy protein.

So, equal to meat, milk and egg protein." (http://www.petmd.com/dog/wellness/benefits-oats-dogs-and-cats)


Isn't that amazing?


In addition to protein, oats also boast iron, fiber, zinc, and B vitamins.

They benefit skin, nervous system, stomach, spleen, lungs, and the urinary and reproductive systems.


 (getting real close: Percy's (cheddar/apple))



Time for me to get baking.


Just to wrap this up in a pretty little tasty package, Madeline's dog treats contain: oats, sardines, carrots, eggs, and yogurt.


All natural ingredients, because our dogs deserve it.


I feel great putting this one out there, because it's good for your dog, and delicious too.


I love this gig.


Happy treating,
Lauren & Henry






Sources:  http://www.akc.org/content/health/articles/can-dogs-eat-carrots/
















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