Human-grade, high-quality and responsibly-sourced ingredients are the foundation of Because Animals products.
Each of our foods has been crafted with the health of our companion animals in mind. And because we believe that every ingredient should serve a nutritional function for your pet, you'll never find any fillers, coloring agents or artificial preservatives in any of our products.
It’s rare to find a person or a pup who doesn’t love peanut butter. Peanuts are a source of healthy fats, essential for repair and function of cells, nerves, and muscles in dogs. They are also a great source of plant-based protein, a nutrient essential in building lean muscle mass. They are also a rich source of fiber, which has many health benefits for dogs including promoting a healthy population of gut bacteria and a healthy weight. Additionally, peanuts contain potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and B vitamins.
We love nutritional yeast because it’s loaded with health benefits. Nooch is a complete, sustainable protein containing all 10 amino acids essential for your pup. And, it’s an excellent source of beneficial B vitamins: B1 plays a critical role in maintaining a healthy metabolism, B2 supports immunity, and B9 helps with brain development.
Organic whole barley flour
Barley is a good source of beta glucan, a form of soluble dietary fiber that is strongly linked to improving cholesterol levels and boosting heart health. Like humans, dogs are susceptible to obesity, diabetes and high cholesterol. Being a complex carbohydrate with a low glycemic index, barley can help dogs by lengthening satiety (feeling of being full) and stabilizing blood sugar levels after a meal.
Bananas are rich in a mineral called potassium. Potassium plays a key role in several essential bodily processes in dogs including: muscle contractions, heartbeat, nerve impulses, and maintaining a normal blood pressure. Like peanuts, bananas are also high in dietary fiber. And they contain vitamin C and vitamin B6, which supports a healthy metabolism.
Apples are considered nutritional powerhouses delivering a punch of vitamin C, B complex vitamins, and phytochemicals, known for their strong antioxidant effects. They are also a great source of a variety of dietary fibers, such as pectin, that can promote gastrointestinal health in dogs.
Organic coconut oil
Coconut oil is a great source of energy for dogs. It also contains medium-chain fatty acids that help promote brain health and maintain cognitive function in dogs.
Organic ground flaxseed
Flaxseeds are loaded with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, otherwise known as healthy fats, which can give your dog a shiny, healthy coat. Flaxseeds are high in fiber, playing an important role in supporting a healthy gut and digestion. They also have anti-inflammatory properties in dogs, which have been proven to ease many symptoms of arthritis, allergies, heart disease, and chronic kidney disease.
Beta Glucan (Pumpkin Noochies+)
Beta glucans naturally occur in foods, and specific types of yeast beta glucans, the ones in Pumpkin Noochies +, have been clinically proven to help support the immune system. Beta glucans work by activating immune cells thereby stimulating the immune system and keeping it at a heightened awareness so it's ready to efficiently fight off invaders. Studies have also shown beta glucan to have relieved symptoms in dogs with inflammation in joints, skin and bowels.
In short, Beta glucans have been proven to:
- Improve general immune health
- Maintain overall physical health
- Protect against the harmful effects of stress
- Promote healthy energy levels and mental clarity
Vermont Maple Syrup (Pumpkin Noochies+)
Did you know that maple syrup is packed with naturally occurring minerals such as calcium, manganese, potassium and magnesium? And it is also a good, natural source of antioxidants! In terms of sweeteners, it is proven to be more nutritious than all other sweeteners and has healthy glycemic qualities.
Pumpkin is an excellent source of soluble fiber, which is key to maintaining healthy digestion and firm bowel movements. By absorbing water, soluble fiber helps to “bulk” stool, thereby minimizing diarrhea.
This ingredient is beloved for its capacity to lower blood sugar.