PRACTICE Ingredients

What is the purpose of the other ingredients?

When I first started baking biscuits I tried everything, I wanted the biscuits to be flavorful and have purpose. For thousands of years humans have added botanicals and herbs to their foods for both flavor and to treat ailments. Many of them have similar benefits for our furry friends. I found I wanted three key ingredients: Oatmeal, coconut oil and turmeric.   I added oatmeal because its naturally high in good nutrients benefiting the skin, nervous system, and stomach.  In addition, oats are considered a nervine, an herbal compound that acts as a general “nerve tonic,” calming the nerves when necessary and stimulating their activity when needed.  Coconut oil was added because it aids in skin conditions, digestion, and can aid the immune system, metabolic function and bone health. And finally, turmeric was added because much like HEMP it in itself is a nutritional superstar!  It’s one of the most potent natural anti-inflammatories available, as well as a detoxifier, allergy reliever, helpful in treating depression (yep, dogs can get depressed too), kills parasites….the list goes on and on.

How are they made?

Everything we make is free from artificial colors, flavors, and  preservatives.  Our recipes are also free from soy and bulking agents and contain no gluten, dairy or eggs.


Our small batches are handmade and slow-baked. Every batch goes out to an independent lab for quality testing and to ensure the HEMP levels are accurate.


Hemp

HEMP derived from seed & stalk is a source of Omega 3 and Omega 6 – basically, it’s a super oil for dogs, that…

▪ Reduces anxiety

▪ strengthens the immune system

▪ boosts skin and coat health while reducing flaking and shedding

▪ boosts energy and supports a healthy weight

▪ supports healthy organ and heart health

▪ supports healthy brain functions

▪ acts as an anti-inflammatory

 

Coconut Oil


Coconut oil gently elevates the metabolism, provides a higher level of energy and vitality,  and speeds healing. As a bonus, coconut oil improves any dog’s skin and coat, improves digestion, and reduces allergic reactions.

 

Oats and Oat Flour


Satisfying and low Glycemic Index. Oats and Oat Flour are a great source of soluble fibre and great for dogs with allergies.gently elevates the metabolism, provides a higher level of energy and vitality, and speeds healing. As a bonus, oats and oat flour improves any dog’s skin and coat, improves digestion, and reduces allergic reactions.

 

Apples


Apples pack a punch with the presence of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Vitamin A supports improved skin and coat health and helps to strengthen your dog’s immune system. Vitamin C aids in the proper development of muscles and bones during the early stages of life and also allows older dogs to remain healthy.


 

Almond Meal


Almond Meal  contains protein, healthy fats, and vitamins B complex and E, as well as trace minerals (e.g. manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium).

 

Turmeric


Known as the 'Golden Spice' Turmeric has been used for centuries and is shown to have to have a wide spectrum of health benefits. Turmeric aids digestion and helps support liver function and new blood cell production.


 

Rice Flour


Rice Flour is high in protein 
and a great alternative to gluten grains. 


  

  

  

Peanut Butter


What pup doesn’t love peanut butter?  Bonus….it’s a good source of protein, but it also contains heart healthy fats, vitamin B, niacin, and vitamin E. 


 

Cinnamon


Cinnamon boosts energy, vitality, circulation, cognitive function and overall brain health, and has anti-inflammatory properties.


 

Omega 3 and 6


Essential fatty acids are an extremely important part of your dog’s diet. Hemp oil contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids in the ratio 3:1, a combination proven to support the health of your heart and cardiovascular functions as well. These fatty acids are also useful in promoting different biological processes and preventing various degenerative diseases.


 

Probiotics


Probiotics may help your dog digest their food really well and make the most of the nutrition available. They are a wonderful ‘added extra’ to ensure optimum nutrient absorption. 


 

Flax Seed


Flax Seed is a powerhouse of valuable Omega 3’s which benefit organ health and help with a shiny coat.

  

  

  

Molasses


Molasses is a  fabulous source of iron and B vitamins.



 

  

  

  

Maple


Maple contains fewer calories than honey and an even higher concentration of minerals. It offers “sweet support for your immune system."  It's an excellent source of manganese and a good source of zinc. Manganese is an essential co-factor in a number of enzymes critical to energy production and antioxidant defenses.