Functional Ingredients in Pet Treats: How to Naturally Enhance Your Pet's Health

Functional treats are not just tasty snacks for your pet; they're packed with ingredients that serve a purpose beyond mere indulgence. At ButcherBox For Pets, we understand that every pet owner wants what's best for their furry friends. Our Skin & Coat Support Treats, Calming Support Chews, and Hip & Joint Support Treats are designed not only to satisfy your pet's cravings but also to support their health in very specific ways. 

Understanding Functional Ingredients 

Functional ingredients are components added to pet foods and treats to provide specific health benefits. These ingredients go beyond basic nutritional needs, targeting various aspects of a pet's health such as calming effects, joint health, and skin and coat vitality. 

Woman giving her dog a treat while dog gives paw for reward.

The Power of Chamomile, Passion Flower, and L-theanine 

Chamomile is renowned for its calming properties in humans and it's just as effective for pets. It helps reduce anxiety and stress, making it a perfect ingredient for our Calming Support Chews. 

Passion Flower is another gem that aids in calming nervous pets, often used to soothe hyperactivity and anxiety, especially during stressful situations like thunderstorms or vet visits. 

L-theanine, an amino acid found in green tea, is excellent for promoting relaxation without drowsiness, which is why it's included in our Calming Support Chews. 

Nutritional Benefits of Sweet Potatoes in Pet Treats 

Sweet potatoes are a powerhouse of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They are particularly rich in vitamin A, essential for maintaining healthy skin, coat, and muscles, which is why we also include it in our Premium Nutrition Dog Food. 

Why Honey is a Sweet Deal for Your Pets 

Honey is packed with antioxidants and can be a great energy booster for pets. It’s gentle on the stomach and helps with allergies due to its anti-inflammatory properties. 

The Importance of High-Quality Proteins: Salmon, Organic Chicken, and Grass-Fed Beef 

Salmon is a fantastic source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are crucial for maintaining a pet's healthy skin and coat. This is one of the star ingredients in our Skin & Coat Support Treats. 

Organic Chicken provides high-quality lean protein which helps build and maintain muscle tissue, without overloading on calories

Grass-Fed Beef is richer in antioxidants, vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids compared to regular beef, making it a superior choice for pet health. 

Exploring the Role of Chickpea Flour and Coconut Glycerin 

Chickpea Flour is a great gluten-free alternative to traditional grains. It's high in protein and fiber, which are essential for energy and digestive health. 

Coconut Glycerin acts as a natural preservative and sweetener, making our treats deliciously chewy without using artificial additives. 

How Glucosamine Supports Joint Health 

Glucosamine is crucial for maintaining joint health. It helps rebuild cartilage and restore joint fluid, making it a must-haveingredient in our Hip & Joint Support Treats. 

Spotlight on ButcherBox For Pets' Functional Treats 

Our Skin & Coat Support Treats utilize salmon to nourish your pet's skin and coat, Calming Support Chews harness the natural power of natural ingredients lik chamomile, passion flower, and L-theanine to help relax and calm your pets, and our Hip & Joint Support Treats are formulated with glucosamine for joint health. 

Reasons Why Your Dog May Need Joint Support 

Apart from arthritis, dogs can suffer from a variety of orthopedic conditions that impact their joints and skeletal system. These include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, and other congenital abnormalities that predominantly affect larger breeds, but can occur in dogs of any size. Early intervention with joint support can prevent the progression of these conditions, or at least mitigate the discomfort associated with them. 

Old yellow lab sitting on the ground

Enhancing Your Dog's Shine With Salmon Treats 

A healthy skin and coat are indicators of a dog's overall well-being. Skin issues in dogs are common and can lead to discomfort and more serious health problems if not addressed. Nutrition plays a pivotal role in maintaining the health and appearance of your dog’s skin and coat. Our Skin & Coat Support Treats are formulated to nourish from the inside out, providing essential nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon.  

Easing Your Pet's Anxiety with Natural Calming Ingredients 

As humans, we know how today's fast paced world can cause stress and anxiety  that can significantly impact our health and behavior.  Dogs, much like their owners, can experience anxiety and stress due to a variety of reasons, which can lead to undesirable behaviors and emotional disturbances. Our Calming Support Chews are designed to help manage your dog's stress and promote a sense of calmness. 

How to Choose the Right Functional Treat for Your Pet 

When choosing functional treats, consider your pet's specific health needs, such as their skin condition, anxiety levels, or joint health, and select treats that target those issues. 

To help make the choice easier, we’ve curated an exclusive member-only Sweet Relief Functional Treats Bundle that includes all three! When paired with your Premium Nutrition Dog Food subscription, you can ensure you’re stocked with delicious, functional treats that help support your pet in every way.  

Sweet Relief Treat bundle with Skin & Coat support, Hip & Joint Support, and Calming Chews

Customer Testimonials and Success Stories 

We love hearing from our customers about how our treats have made a difference in their pets' lives. These stories inspire us to continue creating high-quality, beneficial treats. 

Five star customer reviews about our functional treats

Final Thoughts 

Functional ingredients are a game-changer in pet nutrition, offering benefits that help pets live happier, healthier lives. Try ButcherBox For Pets' treats today and see the difference natural, functional ingredients can make in your pet's health. 

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