CHFA West – Recap

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Treathearts and It’s Not Bacon lineup participated in the CHFA West Trade Show happening in Vancouver, BC. CHFA West is the largest conference and trade show in Western Canada serving the natural health and organics industry. Overall, Everyday Superfoods had yet again, another great show for the books!

Treathearts made it’s first appearance in Canada and the feedback we got was overwhelmingly positive. Countless times we had large distributors, brokers and store buyers stop by the booth to comment on the overall packaging design, brand, look and feel as they thought it was a great fit for what they needed.

Several buyers came by the booth on day 1 to grab a dog treat to take home with them to their furry little friend. The following morning they returned back to the booth saying “I need this!” “who can I buy this through!?” – “my dog is very picking on what he eats and typically snuffs off other things I’ve given to him but he devoured the treat without hesitating” – as he walks away with another sample to take home with him.

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to be rolling out the Treathearts lineup as fast as we did this early into 2017.

 

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Global Pet Expo 2017

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Believe it or not, but its that time of year again. Global Pet Expo 2017 is held in two weeks this month at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Global has become regarded as one of the biggest shows of the year worldwide, with every continent represented and overflowing with hustle & bustle from Wednesday morning until the lights shut off Friday evening.

It’s hard to believe, but nearly every product in the treathearts line was on display in our 10’x10’ booth, from the original Bacon Cheeseburger to Salmon & Kale, Peanut Butter & Banana and Apple & Cinnamon treats! Making their triumphant debut at Global was Cameron’s Organics Treatheart lineup! These new all natural dog treats used with human-grade ingredients containing grain free and wheat free are 100% USDA Certified Organic, and are currently available in four flavors – Packaged individually, these treats are popular with the pet guardians looking for an easy treat that can be tossed that will benefit your dogs health. Keep an eye out for Treathearts at the tradeshow and feel free to drop by and say hi!

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EZ Homemade Grain Free Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipe

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When you need a simple homemade dog cookie recipe that you can have ready in half an hour, these treats are perfect! They use only 3 ingredients, bake for 20 minutes and are full of beneficial nutrition.

Coconut flour is grain and gluten free and provides healthy oils for improving the skin and coat. Peanut  butter, ideally all natural, is a great source of protein and fantastic flavour. Lastly, the eggs provide additional protein and skin and coat healthy fats and oils. If you use all natural peanut butter, these treats are fairly low calorie!

These cookies will need to be stored in the refrigerator and can also be frozen!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup of coconut flour
  • 1 cup of all natural peanut butter
  • 4 eggs

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine coconut flour, peanut butter and eggs in a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Shape into 1-inch balls or roll out and cut shapes with a cookie cutter.
  4. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for 17-20 minutes

Don’t have the time to make your own? Cameron’s Organics offers a Peanut Butter & Banana wheat free treat!

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Best Treats for Your Dog Are Grain Free – Why?

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Giving your dog treats is an effective way to offer rewards during training, but it is important to make sure you are buying healthy treats. Many dog treats on the market contain fillers, such as grains, that do not provide much nutrition. In some cases, they can also trigger allergic reactions or digestive issues. You can avoid these problems by looking for the best grain-free dog treats.

Problems With Grain Fillers

Fillers are ingredients that pet treat manufacturers sometimes add to their products in order to reach certain calorie counts and energy requirements. These ingredients, which include grains, rice and corn, are considered empty calories because they do not provide dogs with the nutritional content they need, such as protein. Fillers are an inexpensive way for manufacturers to bulk-up dog food and treats, which is why they are used so often.

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Unfortunately, fillers are associated with a number of issues in dogs. Fillers can lead to problems with digestion and allergies in some dogs. They can also make it harder for dogs to get all of the nutrients they need in order to stay a healthy dog. When dogs fill up on these treats, they are not as likely to fill up on their dog food, which could end up causing nutritional deficiencies. Dog treats with fillers can also cause dogs to gain an unhealthy amount of weight and become obese, which raises their risk of developing more serious health problems.

Grain-Free Dog Treats

Getting the best grain-free dog treats helps ensure that your dog is not filling up on empty calories. It also reduces the risk of your dog developing diarrhea and other digestive problems that grains can cause. Dog treats that contain healthy alternatives, such as quinoa, will provide your dog with vital nutrients, including protein and magnesium. These types of treats will help your dog meet nutritional requirements on a regular basis, especially when you are also getting dog food that is free of grains and fillers.

Keep in mind that it is still important to make sure most of your dog’s nutrition is coming from dog food rather than treats. While it is alright to give your dog treats from time to time, keep these amounts limited. In general, treats should only account for ten percent of your dog’s daily calorie intake.

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