Hydration

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No matter the season, water is crucial to your dog’s health, but in the dog days of summer, which just so happens to be the height of our dock diving season, it’s even more important.  A dog’s body weight is almost 70% water, so losing just 5-10% of body water means your dog could suffer from severe dehydration.  Monitoring your dog’s water intake can improve their health, prevent illness or injury, and insure proper hydration. While some dogs naturally do this on their own, some either under-drink or over-drink. Too little water can lead to dehydration in dogs, kidney stones, organ failure, and even death. Drinking too much water can lead to stomach bloat, electrolyte imbalances, and water toxicity.

****PLEASE NOTE:  If your dog is under-drinking or over-drinking, it could be a sign of an underlying illness. Under-drinking can indicate Parvo, Leptospirosis, or Pancreatitis. Over-drinking can signify a bladder infection, or diabetes. Be sure to have your vet check your dog if he/she is doing either.

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GSPs are susceptible to bloat, so we have to be sure we keep an eye on our dogs’ water intake, making sure they don’t over-drink right before, during, or immediately after running.  During intense activity, we use a stainless steel water bottle with a roller-ball flow top (acts just like a hamster/rabbit style water dispenser), similar to the one pictured below to ensure our dogs are not gulping large amounts of water.  This type of water dispenser allows us to control their drinking during times when they would normally gulp, or drink too much.  We always provide them with access to water throughout the entire day.

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On average, Pets Web MD recommends that dogs should drink about an ounce of water per pound of body weight per day.  If you are exercising your dog, you need to take extra steps to keep him/her hydrated. During exercise, give your dog small amounts of water every 15 to 20 minutes. Once activity has ended, don’t put a water bowl down in front of your dog right away. Wait until your dog is calm and has stopped panting before you let them drink. An overly eager dog can swallow large amounts of water and air, which could lead to vomiting, discomfort, bloat, or torsion.

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Another great tip we learned from our agility instructor, Kathy Parkin, at Pinelands Dog Training Center, is to offer our dogs small amounts of watermelon on extremely hot days, while at competition events, or during strenuous activity. This is especially helpful if your dog (like our Limoncello) doesn’t want to drink while “working” or competing.  The dogs think of watermelon more as a treat… and what a great treat it is! Watermelon is loaded with minerals, low on calories, and is great for hydration.  For an added bonus, you can enjoy the watermelon along with your dog for some of the same benefits!

Benefits of Watermelon:

  • Contains beta-carotene, magnesium, vitamin A, potassium, and vitamin C
    • Great for dogs and their immune system
  • High water concentration – great for hydration
    • 91% water by weight
  • ***THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:
    • Dogs don’t digest fruit as well as we do. Practice moderation when feeding it to your dog, especially if you notice a change when they empty their bowels. If your dog has never had watermelon, start out by giving them only a small piece or two, until you know how they will handle it. 
    • Do not feed your dog any part of the rind
    • Remove all seeds before feeding to your dog, or purchase seedless watermelon

Happy Hydrating!

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Supplements

We are often asked what supplements we give to our pack and why.  Here is a list of supplements we give our pups daily, their benefits, and the recommended dosages we follow:

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Nupro Joint and Immunity: For dosage directions click HERE

-Given daily with AM and PM meals

  • Provides the full range of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, and essential omega fatty acids, all in their natural raw forms
  • Glucosamine Complex, MSM, and Ester-C® , especially for the active dog
  • Contains no grains or grain by-products, wheat or glutens, corn, barley, fillers, artificial sugars or preservatives, dairy, or by-products of any kind.
  • Fresh, unprocessed ingredients, sourced from easily digestible whole foods
  • Uses a premium quality Pork Liver which is human-grade
  • Researched and developed by a doctor of nutrition
  • Formulated as a powder, and is not a concentrate, which allows it to be easily assimilated into your dog’s system and digested with your dog’s food.

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Nupro Custom Electrolyte Formula: For dosage directions, click HERE

-Given the night before a competition, competition day, and for non-competition weeks: for maintenance 1 – 2 times a week

  • designed especially for highly active “working” or “performance dogs”
  • Formulated using balanced ratios of the purest quality natural Trace Minerals that are essential for optimal health and performance during stressful conditions
  • Electrolytes are useful in aiding your dog’s body to sustain, replenish and re-establish the normal fluid balances of blood and tissues which may be upset during periods of high-level stress and/or demanding competition and to continually maintain your “active” dog in optimal health
  • Extremely effective in warmer climates and on hot summer days.

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GlycoFlex Plus:

  • Advanced joint support supplement for dogs of any age
  • Clinically proven to increase hind leg strength up to 41%
  • Combines glucosamine, chondroitin, Perna, DMG, MSM and important antioxidants to support your dog’s everyday motion and comfort

 

 

 

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Fresh-Pressed, Unrefined Coconut Oil: 1/4 teaspoon for every 10 pounds of body weight twice daily for basic MCT support

-Given Daily with PM meal

  • Most of the saturated fats in coconut oil are Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs)
    • Provide an immediate source of fuel and energy, enhancing athletic performance
    • Help balance the thyroid
    • Have been shown to improve brain energy metabolism and decrease the amyloid protein buildup that results in brain lesions in older dogs
  • Capric, caprylic acid, and lauric acid in coconut oil has antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties
  • Improves any dog’s skin and coat, improves digestion, and reduces allergic reactions.
  • Skin Conditions
    • Clears up skin conditions such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis,and itchy skin
    • Reduces allergic reactions and improves skin health
    • Makes coats become sleek and glossy, and deodorizes doggy odor
    • Prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections, including candida
    • Disinfects cuts and promotes wound healing
    • Applied topically, promotes the healing of cuts, wounds, hot spots, dry skin and hair, bites and stings
  •  Digestion
    • Improves digestion and nutrient absorption
    • Aids healing of digestive disorders like inflammatory bowel syndrome and colitis
    • Reduces or eliminates bad breath in dogs
  • Immune System, Metabolic Function, Bone Health
    • Contains powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal agents that prevent infection and disease
    • Regulates and balance insulin and promotes normal thyroid function
    • Helps prevent or control diabetes
    • Helps reduce weight, increases energy
    • Aids in arthritis or ligament problems

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Salmon Oil:  1/2 tsp per 10 lbs of body weight

-Given daily with AM meal

  • Improves the coat and skin
  • Reduces inflammation due to conditions such as arthritis, allergies, and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Regulates the immune system, boosting those that are suppressed and calming overactive immune systems for dogs with allergies or autoimmune diseases
  • Aides in mental development of fetuses and puppies, and improving cognitive function in older dogs
  • Lowers blood pressure and triglycerides
  • Provides support for dogs with kidney disease, heart disease, and cancer
  • Helps in producing more collagen
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Organic Turmeric: 15 to 20 mg per pound of body weight

-Given daily with AM and PM meal

  • Anti…everything!
    • Powerful antioxidant
    • A natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent
  • Heart Health
    • Has been found to lower LDL levels,  which support both heart and liver health
    • Helps to thin the blood, reducing the risk of deadly clots that can lead to strokes and heart attacks. It’s important not to thin your dog’s blood too much, but the right amount can be helpful. ***If your pet is on medication, especially those that thin the blood, check with your vet for the appropriate dosage
  • Powerful Detoxifier
    • Great for the liver – Our dogs are susceptible to toxins in the environment and in their food, especially some of the commercially produced kibble and treats
    • Believed to stimulate bile production necessary for the digestion of fat in the liver.  Active dogs need at least 20% fat in their diet; therefore, bile production is critical for good health
    • Boosts the liver’s ability to metabolize fat and remove waste from the body.
    • PLEASE NOTE: As with any pre-existing condition, if your pet already suffers from liver disease, you should consult your vet before treating with turmeric as some studies indicate that turmeric may aggravate existing problems
  • Anti-Cancer Properties
    • This powerful antioxidant plays a significant role in preventative medicine, and there are now reports coming out claiming that turmeric may help in the fight against cancer!
    • In a study at The Department of Small Animal Clinical Scientists, they found that curcumin (the bio-active compound [or active ingredient or healing properties] of turmeric) may even shrink existing tumors. This has to do with the spice’s amazing ability to shut down blood vessels that feed tumors.
    • Antioxidant properties are also helpful in reducing the negative side effect of chemotherapy
  • Other great things about Turmeric:
    • Aids in the treatment of epilepsy
    • Helps relieve allergies
    • Helps in preventing the formation of cataracts
    • Used in treating depression (Yes, dogs can get depressed too)
    • Kills parasites
    • Heals stomach ailments, aids in digestive disorders, and reduces gas and bloating
    • Acts as a binding agent and therefore great for treating diarrhea (****Make sure you have lots of water available for your pet to drink!) 
    • Aids in fat metabolism and weight management
    • High in fiber and rich in vitamins and mineral
    • PLEASE NOTE:
      • Turmeric is a bright orange color: be careful and mix it in well with your pets’ food, because your pets might end up with turmeric mustaches 🙂
      • Turmeric is a binding agent, so ensure that your pet has lots of water to reduce the likelihood of constipation

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We are on the road often, with exposure to many things that could cause sudden stomach-upset in our dogs.  Therefore, we keep the following supplement on-hand in case of an onset of diarrhea:

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Slippery Elm: Capsule form:  Give a ¼ capsule twice daily to small dogs, a ½ capsule twice daily to medium dogs, and one capsule once or twice daily for large dogs. Mix contents of capsule into your dog’s kibble, or mix with plain live-cultured yogurt, or pure pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)

Slippery elm is recommended for acute cases of diarrhea, as well as for conditions like colitis, stomach irritations, constipation, and coughing.

  • Diarrhea
    • Helps by reducing inflammation and lubricating the digestive tract with the help of the mucilage, or oily secretions that make up slippery elm
    • To read about other natural remedies to help with diarrhea, see information at bottom of post.
  • Constipation
    • It might seem strange that slippery elm can help two seemingly opposite conditions like diarrhea and constipation… but, because of this wonder-herb’s soothing, lubricating properties, Slippery Elm can help to relieve and even prevent constipation
  • Coughing
    • Kennel cough is always a concern since we are around hundreds of dogs from all over the country at dock diving events.  Much in the same way slippery elm reduces inflammation and lubricates the digestive tract, it works to help the upper respiratory system, making it of great benefit in easing discomforts from painful coughing associated with conditions like kennel cough.  (***Note: this is not a remedy for kennel cough.  Kennel cough is highly contagious and can be very aggressive.  If you feel as though your dog has been exposed to kennel cough, isolate your dog immediately, contact your veterinarian, and notify other people your dog may have had contact with.)
    • ALSO NOTE: In rare cases, a dog may be allergic to slippery elm and it shouldn’t be used in pregnant animals, otherwise the herb is generally safe

 

More natural remedies for diarrhea:

When this happens to our pups, and anything serious (like an obstruction) is a ruled out, we first pull their food for 12-24 hours. It allows their system to “reset” and have a break. It also lessens the chance that they will vomit/have more diarrhea. We make sure they are still drinking water (dehydration is a big concern with stomach issues) and check frequently to make sure their gums are still nice and pink (pale gums can be a sign of dehydration). Finally, we make up some sort of bland food to give them until they’ve recovered from their stomach upset.  ***PLEASE NOTE:  If at any time your dog is extremely lethargic, feverish, bloated, there is a large amount of blood in the stool or vomit, or you are concerned about him, seek veterinary care as soon as possible. But for those dogs who are experiencing simple diarrhea and vomiting, here are some steps you can take to help:

  • Fasting
    • Most animals will fast themselves when they have digestive disease and it’s a good idea to stop feeding your dog if he doesn’t fast himself. You can start with 6 to 12 hours of no food or water with most dogs. If your dog is very small and prone to hypoglycemia, you should give him tiny licks of honey or karo syrup each hour, or as needed, if he appears weak and trembly. After the fast, if the diarrhea has stopped or slowed, offer small sips of water (a few teaspoons in very small dogs and up to ½ to 1 cup in large dogs) every few hours. Be certain to use filtered or spring water. After six hours of water only, you may start some small amounts of food. Gradually increase the amounts of food over the next four to five days. In terms of amount, adjust based on your dog’s size and normal eating habits …all dogs are different.  The amount of ingredients in the recipes shared really are general – meaning it will completely depend on the size of your dog. Stick to the general ratios your dog normally eats (or trust your eye). When done feeding bland meals, also be sure to slowly re-introduce your dogs normal kibble by using the following as a guide:
      • Start by mixing 25% kibble with 75% bland mix. Slowly change the proportions over the next five to seven days by gradually increasing the amount of kibble, and decreasing the amount of bland mix. At the end of this transitioning process, you should be feeding 100% kibble.
  • Bland Food
    • Once your dog is reintroduced to food, a bland diet will help prevent a recurrence of diarrhea
      • There are a number of different combinations you can try, but the ingredients are the same
        • 100% canned pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling!!): Only pureed canned pumpkin here, nothing else added. It can help with diarrhea and will firm up soft/loose stool thanks to its high fiber content.
        • White rice: White rice is as bland as it gets, and it is also a source of soluble fiber. It absorbs water as it passes through the GI track, which will help harden stool and add bulk.
        • Plain live-cultured yogurt: Make sure that you have non-fat/low-fat PLAIN (not vanilla) live culture yogurt. Thanks to its natural probiotics, it can help restore the balance to your dog’s gut, and get all the good bacteria thriving.
        • Plain low-fat meat: Boiled chicken, with no salt or anything added, can add a little substance to your dog’s diet if they are ready for it. It’s a good protein source, and very bland.  If your dog has a chicken allergy, you can substitute boiled chicken with boiled lean ground beef, or boiled lamb.
      • The recipes:
        1. Plain Mash: This is a good basic mash for dogs that turn up their nose at canned pumpkin or yogurt. Make sure the chicken is plain and that you just boil it. The added water makes this easy to eat and has the added bonus of getting some much needed fluid into your pups system.
          • Ingredients:
            • boiled chicken, shredded
            • white rice
            • 1/2 cup or so of warm water
          • Directions: Boil chicken and cook white rice. Shred the chicken into the cooked white rice, and add roughly ½ cup of warm water. Mix thoroughly, and feed to your dog in place of its usual meals. You can also feed this in smaller quantities throughout the day which can be easier for their gut to handle.
        2. Sweet Mash:  For milder cases of soft stool, this tasty mash can help solidify things thanks to the pumpkin, while ensuring the balance of bacteria gets back on track with the yogurt.
          • Ingredients:
            • 2 tablespoons plain live cultured yogurt
            • 1/4 can canned pureed pure pumpkin
          • Directions: Mix up 2 tablespoons of plain live cultured yogurt with ¼ can pureed pumpkin, , and feed to your dog in place of its usual meals. You can also feed this in smaller quantities throughout the day which can be easier for their gut to handle.
        3. Mish-Mash Mash: This is pretty much all the ingredients mashed into one.
          • Ingredients: 
            • ¼-1/2 cup 100% Canned Pumpkin
            • ½ cup white rice
            • 1-2 tablespoons unflavored plain live culture yogurt
            • Plain boiled chicken, or other low-fat meat (no salt added)
            • ¼ cup warm water
          • Directions: Boil a chicken and cook ½ cup of white rice.  Thoroughly mix ¼ cup of canned pumpkin and 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt into the rice, and then add about ¼ -1/2 cup low fat boiled meat, torn into bits. Feed in place of regular meals

 

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For added protein and yummy goodness, with each meal our pack gets 1-2 tablespoons of the following extra “goodies” mixed in with their kibble.  All ingredients below are organic, responsibly farmed, and bought at our local Whole Foods.

  • Cooked (boiled) ground bison and its natural broth
  • Cooked (boiled) ground beef and its natural broth
  • Cooked (boiled) ground lamb and its natural broth
  • Cooked (boiled) wild caught salmon and its natural broth
  • Hard boiled egg

Treats

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We hold the same high standards that we have with their food when it comes to “spoiling” our pups with treats.  Our dogs are rewarded with treats in moderation, keeping in mind that treats should represent ten percent or less of a dog’s daily food intake.

  1. There’s nothing like homemade! Our first choice in treats are none other than our very own homemade treats made right here in Cello’s Cucina. Click HERE to see our pack’s favorite recipes – or use the “Cello’s Cucina” menue button at the top of our blog.  We are always adding to this section of the blog as we find new recipes that our pack taste-tests and  “approves!”
  2. Orijen Freeze Dried Treats: Orijen’s treats are all freeze dried, and made with 100% natural meats, poultry, or fish.  Click HERE to see the varieties they offer.
  3. Natural Chews: As an added treat, our dogs periodically get natural chews such as bully sticks, etc, from trustworthy sources who responsibly raise their animals under the same organic standards we value from Whole Foods.  We have a local pet supply business to help us choose our natural chews.

Orijen

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Why did we choose Orijen kibble?

  • The company’s Biologically Appropriate™ philosophy:
    • This concept means they mirror the richness, freshness and variety of meats that dogs would naturally hunt in the wild,  and for which they are evolved to eat.
    • Foods feature exceptionally high inclusions of fresh whole meats, plus richly nourishing liver, tripe, cartilage and marrow, all in ratios that mirror the natural diet.
    • High-glycemic carbohydrates and plant proteins are excluded
  • Ingredients:
    • Orijen’s ingredients are not the bulk commodity ingredients in conventional pet foods.  Instead Orijen has ingredients that are sustainably raised within the region by people they know and trust.
    • The ingredients are fresh, never frozen, or exposed to heat, chemicals, or preservatives.
    • Foods are steam cooked in their own natural juices without adding any water.
  • Never out sourced:
    • The company is the developer and producer of Orijen foods.  The food is prepared in the company’s kitchens in Alberta, Canada, and not owned by a marketing company. The company knows where and how the ingredients are farmed or fished, to every cooking, packaging and quality process.
  • The company’s guarantee:
    • If human or dog is dissatisfied with any ORIJEN product,  you can return the original package and unused to the pet supply store where you made the original purchase for a full refund.
    • The company’s production and quality assurance:
      •  At all stages of production and preparation, they utilize both Good Manufacturing Principals — a worldwide system for the control and management of manufacturing and quality testing of foods, and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Analysis (HACCP) — an internationally recognized and systematic preventive approach to food safety.
      • Quality management systems extend beyond their kitchens, going forward to the distributor partners and back to the ingredient suppliers.
      • Meat ingredients are produced exclusively from animals classified ‘fit for human consumption.’
      • Fresh meats, including chicken, turkey, eggs, fish, beef, pork, wild boar, bison and lamb are produced within the company’s region in dedicated, federally approved facilities.
      • The fresh regional ingredients truly meet the AAFCO definition for ‘fresh,” where refrigeration is their only form of preservation — no chemicals, no heat, no freezing.
  • Frequent Buyer Program:
    • In the U.S. and Canada the company offers a Frequent Buyer program through all of their retailers. Your retailer will be able to provide you with a Frequent Buyer card. Each time you purchase a bag, record the purchase on your card, and save your receipts as proof of purchase. After the purchase of 12 bags within a 24 month period, with a completed card accompanied by 12 receipts you will receive a free 13th bag of equal or lesser value from your retailer.

How do we feed Orijen?

Our dogs enjoy a variety of Orijen foods.  We cycle them through about 6 bags of one variety, and slowly integrate them into the next.  We feel as though this provides them with the greatest diversity of protein sources and ingredients. When we cycle from one variety to another, we are careful to start mixing 25% new food with 75% old food, slowly changing the proportions over the next five to seven days by gradually increasing the amount of the new variety,  and decreasing the amount of the old variety. We adjust portions as according to each dog’s ideal daily “maintenance” amount (this can change throughout the year depending on the extent of their activity levels), always keeping in mind that a lean dog is a healthy dog!   Limoncello and Hooch both started out as puppies eating the Puppy Large variety, until recommended by our veterinarian to switch to an adult food. The varieties we currently feed our pack are:

 

When do we feed Orijen?

Our dogs get fed twice a day, dividing total daily amount in to 2 equally-sized meals that are carefully planned time-wise in our day.  GSPs are subject to bloat or torsion.  Therefore, they should not be fed immediately after running or other demanding exercise, not should they be allowed to run or exercise for at least an hour after eating and drinking.

 

 

 

All information was taken from Orijen’s website

Nutrition

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We often get asked what we feed our pack.  This section of the blog is to share with you what, when, and how we feed our pack in order to maintain optimal health.  Click on the links below, or use the drop-down menu on the “Nutrition” menu tab to access the components of our pack’s diet:

The proper diet and nutrients is essential to a dog’s health. Dogs need a certain combination of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and water every day in order to function normally. Each and every nutrient in your dog’s food has a purpose.

  • Proteins:  provide energy, and help with muscle growth, repair, and function
  • Fats:  provide energy, help the brain function, and keep the skin and hair coat shiny and healthy
  • Carbohydrates: supply a source of quick energy
  • Vitamins and minerals:  necessary for muscle and nerve health, and help to prevent disease

Without adequate nutrition, your dog would not be able to maintain muscle tone, grow healthy teeth and bones, perform normal daily activities with ease, or fight-off infection. Competition dogs have even more specific needs as well.  Reputable dog food manufacturers work diligently to determine the exact formula that goes into their products so that their food provides all the nutrients your dog needs on a daily basis.  There are foods designed for specific stages of life (such as for puppies or senior dogs), while some provide hypoallergenic nutrition and other formulas are developed to control specific health conditions like heart disease, kidney disease, etc. Keeping your dog on a nutritious diet not only helps to keep him or her at a healthy weight, but may also aid in reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease.  As with any important life decisions you make for your dog, consult with your veterinarian, and/or speak to a nutritionist before planning or changing your dog’s diet.

 

TurboPUP Bars

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Why are TurboPUP bars a part of our pack’s nutrition?  GSPs are prone to bloatso we are very careful about how and when we feed our dogs throughout the day.  We found ourselves scrambling at dock diving competitions to find and appropriate time to feed their morning meal.  A lot of fellow competitors skip their dog’s morning feeding, but we feel as though it is important for our dogs to have the proper nutrients and energy to perform at such a demanding level.  TurboPUP bars allow us to provide consistent, sustainable energy and nutrition throughout the day, without feeding a heavy, belly-filling meal.

TurboPUP was founded by Kristina Guerrero (who’s nicknamed “Turbo”). In 2011, Kristina was on a back-country ski trip, and found her self without sufficient food for herself, and her rescued pup, Dunkan.  Kristina created a complete meal bar for dogs, packed with nutritious calories from 100% American sourced, grain free, all natural, human grade ingredients.  Some ingredients are organic as well! Check out TurboPUP’s products and place your order by clicking HERE  or click HERE to see a list of retailers that already carry TurboPUP!

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Even more good reasons to feed TurboPUP bars to your active pup:

  • A complete meal in compact form – great for taking along on hikes and other adventures
  • Made with 100% grain-free, all natural, human grade ingredients made in the US
  • Convenient, healthy, premium products interchangeable with regular dog food
  • The company offers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

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Ingredients: Chickpea Flour, Whey Protein Isolate, Oil Blend (Safflower, Coconut), Organic Tapioca Solids, Proprietary Vitamin and Mineral Blend*, (Peanut Butter for Peanut Butter bar), Pomegranate Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavors, Organic Chia Seeds,  < 1% Salt*

*Peanut Butter Flavor contains Peanut Butter (Peanuts, Salt)

Nutritional Analysis: Crude Protein:                            23%
Crude Fat:                                  20%
Crude Fiber:                                 5%
Moisture:                                    13%
kCal (1-pack):                      250 kcal/bar

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More info on the ingredients:

The bars use a whey protein isolate, which is derived from dairy, so it is an animal protein. The isolate is used because it filters out lactose,  which can upset a dog’s stomach. The whey protein is 93% pure protein,  and is a complete protein (has all the essential amino acids).

The bars contain only natural ingredients – nothing synthetic. The vitamin blend uses naturally derived vitamins and puts them in a big mix to ensure the bars meet AAFCO standards, and have the essential nutrients for dogs. The company’s vitamin manufacturer is located in the United States, and all quality assurance happens in the United States as well.

The chickpea flour is not processed~ just chickpeas that are turned into flour.

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Not only are these meal bars packed with quality ingredients and calories for your pup, but 5% of the profits are donated to causes in support of dogs and Veterans!

Cello, Hooch, and Lager are Brand Ambassadors, representing TurboPUP (as seen on Shark Tank!! …Click HERE to see Shark Tank episode – start at the 21:30 mark), and promoting the company’s products during all of their dock diving, camping, and hiking adventures!

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Want to know more about TurboPUP bars?  Click HERE to read more info!
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Also, click on the following links to visit TurboPUP on their social media accounts!

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