We Just Made Our Dog Chews Even Better
If you and your furry friends love our CBD pet treats, we’re excited to let you know that they’re getting a fresh new look to make them more nutritious for your pets. As a company dedicated to the well-being of you and your fuzzy family members, we’re always looking for ways to make our products better. Between customer feedback and emerging scientific research, we are transitioning our three dog chew flavors to a new formula by simply replacing the current garbanzo bean flour with oat flour. That’s it— everything else is staying the same. Here’s what you need to know.
Why the Switch?
We’re getting rid of the garbanzo bean flour in all of our dog chews since a growing body of evidence suggests that oat flour’s nutrient content and natural soothing and anti-inflammatory properties might be better for dogs than garbanzo bean flour.¹
You might be wondering why we’re using flour at all, considering most marketing for pet products leads people to believe that grain-free diets are best for dogs. However, recent studies from the FDA have revealed a potential link between grain-free diets and taurine deficiency, which can lead to heart complications in our canine companions.²
The American Kennel Club (AKC) and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) have also weighed in, dispelling the myth that grain-free diets are inherently healthier for dogs and cats.³ In fact, they have highlighted the potential for such diets to cause illness in certain animals.
Oats, on the other hand, offer a host of nutritional benefits that align with the well-being of dogs.4 Not only are they a superior source of protein, silicon, iron, fiber, and potassium compared to garbanzo beans, but they also possess unique properties that contribute to canine health. Oats have been recognized for their skin-soothing attributes, their role in supporting the nervous system, and their potential to have a calming effect on anxious dogs. By incorporating oat flour into our products, we aim to enhance your pet's overall health and vitality.
The Nutritional Breakdown
Oat flour outperforms garbanzo bean flour in a few vital nutritional aspects. Oats are well-tolerated by a wide range of dogs and have:
- Higher dietary fiber content for improved digestion.
- More protein, iron, and potassium for overall health.
- Plenty of antioxidants, B vitamins, and minerals.
- Anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing properties.
- Silicon for strong bones.
Will My Dog's Sensitive Stomach Handle the Transition?
Rest assured; we have taken every measure to ensure a smooth transition for your furry friend. Oats are unlikely to cause an allergic reaction and are widely recognized for their digestive benefits. Their acidity, anti-inflammatory properties, and overall tolerance by a broad spectrum of dogs make them an excellent choice for a new formula. Furthermore, the soluble fiber found in oat flour promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract, fostering a healthy gut environment that contributes to your dog's overall well-being.
Which Treats Are Making the Switch?
For now, all of our CBD dog chews are switching from garbanzo bean flour to oat flour. But in the grand scheme, it’s only one small change. You’re still getting the same amount of CBD and other functional ingredients, which all work together to cater to the specific needs of your pets, offering targeted support for various health aspects:
Digestive Health - Pumpkin Flavor
These chews provide daily support for gut health and proper digestion. With a nutritious pumpkin base loaded with fiber, prebiotics, and probiotics, these chews maintain healthy gut bacteria and aid in digestion.
Joint Support - Salmon Flavor
Designed to combat joint problems, these chews incorporate glucosamine, collagen, and fish oil. They not only ease joint pain but also contribute to maintaining and building healthy joints while alleviating joint inflammation.
Calming Support - Peanut Butter Flavor
Created to ease anxiety, these chews offer relief from environmental stressors and help dogs with natural signs of nervousness or hyperactivity. Active ingredients like L-theanine and L-tryptophan promote a sense of calm.
The Power of Functional Ingredients
We make sure that everything included in our pet treats is designed to support your pet’s overall health and wellness. Here are a few of the top ingredients found in our dog chews that cater to your dog’s well-being:
- L-Tryptophan: A natural amino acid that promotes calmness and reduces stress and aggression.
- L-Theanine: Derived from green tea and mushrooms, it has calming effects on mood and anxiety.
- Curcumin: Derived from turmeric, it aids digestion and reduces inflammation.
- Glucosamine: Supports joint health and eases arthritis and joint pain.
- Fish Oil: Provides essential omega-3 fatty acids for immune, brain, and nervous system health.
- Fish Collagen: Strengthens joints, skin, and coat health.
- Probiotics and Prebiotics: Enhance gut health and strengthen the immune system.
- Pumpkin: Rich in nutrients and fiber, aiding in digestive health.
A Transition for the Better
At Lazarus Naturals, we always have your pet's best interests at heart. Our switch to oat flour as a primary ingredient is driven by a holistic understanding of pet nutrition that’s backed by science and a desire to provide the very best for you and your furry companions. This change aligns with our commitment to the health and happiness of pets while addressing potential health risks associated with certain dietary choices. Oats' natural properties and impressive nutrient profile make them an ideal choice for making our dog treats that much better and more effective for your pet.