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Ingredient Spotlight: Leafy Greens!

Ingredient Spotlight: Leafy Greens!

Did you know that just like for humans, feeding your dogs leafy green vegetables helps them reap a ton of health benefits?! A study conducted on Scottish Terriers found that just by adding leafy green vegetables to their dry kibble reduced their risk of bladder cancer by 90 percent! Given that cancer is on the rise in dogs in North America (an estimated 60 percent of dogs die of cancer each year) this statistic cannot be ignored.

Dark leafy vegetables such as kale and spinach contain a variety of vitamins and minerals essential to your pups health such as Vitamins A, B, C and K in addition to calcium, iron, fiber, manganese, folate, and potassium. 

These nutrition superfoods are extremely beneficial to your dogs health and help to defend against inflammation, cardiovascular issues along with their cancer preventing properties. 

Leafy greens are particularly important for dogs with digestive issues due to their ability to help prevent constipation amongst other issues in the digestive tract and the addition of fibre helps to prevent waste buildup. 

All our recipes at Puppy Gang Fresh Food contain high quality leafy greens in addition to our other nutritional ingredients to ensure your dog stays as young and healthy as a pup as long as possible. Try our healthy dog food with our 7-pack variety trial pack today and give your pup the gift of great health!

Nutrition Powerhouse: Kelp

Nutrition Powerhouse: Kelp

One of the ingredients you may have noticed on our ingredient list is kelp powder. But did you know that kelp powder is a nutrition powerhouse that has a ton of benefits for dogs (and humans as well!)

Not only is kelp powder one of the richest sources of amino acid (it contains 21 amino acids!), it is also a natural source of iodine which aids in healthy thyroid function and iron which supports circulation. Furthermore, it contains 60(!) other trace minerals and a source of a variety of growth hormones.  

Some of the benefits of kelp for your dog include: 

  • Provides relief from skin allergies as it reduces itchiness and inflammation
  • Regulation of activities in the adrenal, pituitary and thyroid glands
  • Kelp contains proteins and amino acids (this helps with tissue repair)
  • Iodine which aids in healthy thyroid functioning (this aids in speeding up metabolism and helps with weight loss for overweight dogs)
  • Can improve dental health by reducing plaque and tartar

We use organic kelp power in our recipes to ensure your dog gets the nutrients he or she needs to keep them as healthy and happy as a pup for as long as possible.

Try out our meals to feed your dog some nutritious and delicious gently cooked food today!

For any questions related to our meals or nutrition for your pup email us at info@puppygangfreshfoods.com

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