Pet Bistro offers low-fat organic dog treats in the form of Organic BarkScotti, delectable biscuits baked in small batches using easily digestible organic quinoa, protein-rich almond flour, flax, wild blueberries, honey, safflower oil, lemon juice, vanilla, and baking powder. Since BarkScotti does not contain meat, it avoids the saturated fats found in animal sources (including meat and dairy products). By contrast, commercially processed dog treats often contain high levels of saturated fats. Plus, they often use plant-based oils such as palm oil and palm kernel oil, which consist primarily of saturated fats.
Pet Bistro uses safflower oil, which contains the least saturated fat; in addition, flax contains beneficial fatty acids to create a delicious low fat, yet nutritious treat – BarkScotti.
Does your dog need a low-fat diet?
Generally, pet food trends reflect human food trends. But what may be right for you may not be the best choice for your dog. For example, having too much saturated fat has been associated with clogged arteries and heart attacks in humans. Dogs, on the other hand, can consume a relatively high fat diet without suffering from circulatory conditions.
In fact, most dogs can handle a reasonable amount of animal fat in their diets. Ideally, dogs should be getting the natural kind of fat that comes from a quality meat ingredient. Not only can dietary fat be a good source of energy, but it is also a great way for your dog to get the essential fatty acids he needs.
However, if your dog is chronically obese or has certain medical conditions, he may require a low-fat diet. For instance, some dogs need a low-fat diet to control hyperlipidemia. Dogs with pancreatitis, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI), or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may also benefit from a low-fat diet. If your dog has any digestive problems, you can try feeding him a low-fat diet to see if he improves.
Choosing the Best Low Fat Dog Treats
As the low fat food trend increases in popularity, more and more dog food companies are expanding their low fat dog food offerings. But it is important for dog owners to examine these products to determine if they are truly formulated to enhance your dog’s health. Oftentimes, commercial dog food companies formulate treats that are low in fat but high in sugar, salt, thickeners, and artificial ingredients.
Most healthy dogs will gain weight and even become sick after consuming commercial dog food and treats over a long period of time. The pet food industry is notorious for using cheap materials and low-quality ingredients to manufacture their products.
Pet Bistro’s BarkScotti is made with only the highest quality organic ingredients for a low-fat, gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, and meat-free treat that is sure to put a smile on your dog’s face!