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Our Biscuits

Have you ever read the ingredient label on a bag of dog food or treats? Have you often wondered, "what the heck is that"? At Shake A Paw Greetings, we only use 'human-grade' ingredients for our all natural dog biscuits and we don't use anything that you wouldn't be able to find at your local grocery store. The chain of supply is very important to us. As pet owners ourselves, we want to know that each ingredient is grown, raised or produced in Canada or the U.S.A.

We listened to your concerns. Wheat free dog biscuits were at the top of your list. Our biscuits contain NO wheat, corn, soy, beef, chicken, baking powder, baking soda, additives, preservatives or artificial colouring. The colours are derived from fresh, wholesome ingredients some of which are grown or raised right here on Vancouver Island. Our recipes use a minimum amount of grains (oats only) and have no added salt or sweeteners. We have developed our recipes to create healthy dog biscuits that taste great, are nutritious, easy to digest, low in calories, cholesterol and saturated fats, and have a low glycemic load. Why did we choose certain ingredients? Pumpkin is very low in calories, loaded with Vitamin A and a good source of iron and Vitamins C, K, and E. High in fibre, it acts as a natural digestive aid. Fresh eggs are a quality source of digestible protein supplying all of the essential amino acids. Whole grain oats have many benefits including a good source of fibre, B Vitamins and important minerals such as iron, manganese, phosphorus and magnesium. Flaxseed meal is a rich source of Omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, iron and more. We use extra virgin olive oil instead of the cheaper canola oilGood quality olive oil is high in Omega 6 fatty acids, Vitamins E (Alpha Tocopherol is a natural antioxidant) and K. What is guar gum? Made from Guar seeds, it is a common ingredient in gluten-free baking. We use a very small amount to help the biscuits hold their shape. See our biscuit flavours below to learn more about our ingredients.

Storage

Our biscuits are made in small batches so that they are always fresh. Each doggie biscuit greeting card is vacuum sealed to keep the biscuits from breaking during transport and to keep them fresh. After opening, store the biscuits in a plastic bag or an air-tight container for up to 3 months. Or put them in the freezer and use as needed for up to 6 months. Allow the biscuits to thaw before feeding to your pet.

Allergies

In our recipes, we have avoided ingredients for the most common food allergies among dogs: wheat, corn, soy, beef and chicken. It is recommended that the receiver read the ingredient list included before feeding biscuits to their dog. However, it is your responsibility to know of any dietary restrictions for the dog who is receiving a greeting. If you want to send biscuits to a dog but are unsure of allergies, ask someone in the dog's family. 

Flavours:
*Please note that we do not use artificial colouring so the colours of our biscuits can vary slightly from batch to batch.

Say Cheese (with Canadian Cheddar):
Dogs can smell these tasty treats a mile away. GOLDEN-YELLOW in colour.
Ingredients: pumpkin, cheddar cheese, organic oats, organic oat flour, free-run or free-range eggs, organic flaxseed meal, extra virgin olive oil, guar gum.

Fruitastic (with Apples, Blueberries & Cranberries):
These biscuits are packed with antioxidants, Vitamins A and C, and are low in fat and cholesterol. You'll recognize this flavour by it's DARK BROWN colour.
Ingredients: sweet potato (or pumpkin), apples, blueberries, organic oats, organic oat flour, dried cranberries,  free-run or free-range eggs, organic flaxseed meal, extra virgin olive oil, guar gum.

Green Machine (with Spinach, Kelp & Parsley):
Thanks to some green 'super-foods', these treats are loaded with vitamins and minerals, especially rich in Vitamin A, K, folate, iron, calcium and iodine. Low in fat and cholesterol, this flavour is easily recognized by it's pop of GREEN colour.
Ingredients: pumpkin, spinach, organic oats, organic oat flour, free-run or free-range eggs, organic flaxseed meal, nutritional yeast, extra virgin olive oil, kelp powder, dried parsley, guar gum.

Hearty Good (the amazing colour is from the tasty roasted beets):
In addition to Vitamin C, folate, manganese and potassium, beets contain high levels of beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant. These biscuits are a fun PINKISH-RED to RED-PURPLE colour.
Ingredients: beets, yams, organic oats, organic oat flour, peanut butter, free-run or free-range eggs, organic flaxseed meal, extra virgin olive oil, guar gum. 



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