Dog Treats Medium Size by Newman's Own Organics
Newman's Own Organics Dog Treats Medium Size Chicken Flavor - 10 oz.
Newman's Own Organics Dog Treats Medium Size Chicken Flavor are perfect for medium sized dogs. Give your dog a tasty reward with Newman's Own Organics Dog Treats Medium Size Chicken Flavor.
Raised without growth hormones and antibiotics and fed only a 100% natural, all-vegetable diet, the chicken meat provides amino acids essential for muscles, hormones, enzymes, antibodies and structural and protective tissues.
Natural Chicken Meal
Defined by Association American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) as being "ground or otherwise reduced in particle size", meal serves as a concentrated source of amino acids that is low in ash (minerals), moisture and fat.
Highly palatable source of essential fatty acids.
Organic* Soy Meal
A concentrated source of low-fat, bio-available protein. There is no evidence to indicate that dogs or cats are allergic to soy or that it causes bloat or other digestive disturbances in animals.
Organic* Brown Rice
Grown without pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, these whole grains supply complex carbohydrates for sustained energy and B vitamins and beneficial fiber to maintain a healthy digestive tract and promote normal stools. The healthful oils in rice bran contain important phytonutrients, including heart-healthy oryzanols.
Grown without pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, these whole grains provide vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B6, biotin, complex carbohydrates, tocotrienols (a potent antioxidant) and beneficial fibers.
Grown without pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, these legumes supply complex carbohydrates, vitamin A and c, iron and beneficial fiber to support digestive function... pets like the taste of peas.
Organic* Flax Seed Meal
A rich source of linoleic and omega-3 fatty acids as well as essential amino acids. Flax is a good source of magnesium, phosphorous and copper, and a very good source of dietary fiber, thiamin and manganese. It also contains vitamins including B group and E. Flax is a recommended source for lignans, an important phytonutrient with powerful antioxidant properties.
Grown without pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, these whole grains supply B-complex vitamins, fiber and complex carbohydrates to help maintain healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
Provide vitamins A and C, powerful antioxidants that neutralize free radicals and support healthy vision, and the important phytonutrient beta-carotene.
A good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, calcium and other important micronutrients, including iron. (Sorghum is an important cereal crop whereas molasses is made from sugar beet or cane).
Serves as an intestinal calmative and aids in nutrient absorption and elimination of gastric odors leading to "doggie breath". Good source of vitamins C and A, iron and calcium.
A good source of essential vitamins and minerals (including iodine).
an essential amino acid for cats that supports cardiovascular and neurological function. Now thought to be important in maintaining heart function in certain breeds of dogs, including Cocker spaniels and Golden retrievers.
*Organically certified by USDA-National Organics Program.
No Poultry by-products
Ground, rendered, cleaned slaughtered poultry carcass parts such as necks, feet, lymph nodes, undeveloped eggs and intestines (and a small amount of feathers). The quality is very inconsistent between batches. Note: By product meals are often derived from 4-D meat sources - defined as food animals that have been rejected for human consumption because they were presented to the meat packing plant as "Dead, Dying, Disabled or Diseased".
No Chemical fertilizers
Chemical fertilizers have been incriminated in serious health problems in animals and are not allowed in organic-certified products.
No Antibiotics or steroids
Long-term daily administration may result in a compromised immune system, muscle wasting, and destruction of the friendly bacteria living in the intestines that aid the digestion of food and assimilation of nutrients.
No Chemical additives or artificial preservatives
Chemical antioxidants, such as ethoxyquin, BHT or BHA, that were designed to extend the shelf life and reduce fat spoilage (rancidity) of pet foods may cause allergic reactions and affect liver and kidney functions.
No Wheat or Corn
Wheat and corn may cause allergies in some dogs and cats.
No Artificial flavors
Flavor enhancers are produced by the enzymatic liquefaction or hydrolysis of animal tissue. Those made with phosphoric acid are particularly appealing to cats because they produce a "tingling" sensation on the tongue.
No Artificial Colors and Dyes
Coloring agents provide an artificial "rich and meaty" look to modify the appearance of highly processed foods and make them more appealing to pet owners.
The materials below were developed by the USDA National Organic Program in 1994 and serve as a general outline of the definition of Organic as it will be used in the United States.
Organic agriculture is a holistic system with the primary goal of optimizing the health and productivity of interdependent communities of soil life, plants, animals, and people. Management practices are carefully selected with an intent to restore and then maintain ecological harmony on the farm, its surrounding environment and ultimately the whole planetary ecosystem.
The Organic Farm Plan is central to demonstrating progressive improvement of practices and measuring evolution of the management system as a whole towards greater sustainability. In this context, record- keeping is a key management tool for identifying problems and successful adaptations.
Protect the environment, minimize pollution, promote health and optimize biological productivity.
The primary goal of organic production systems is optimizing environmental health, human health and biological productivity. Organic producers therefore seek to reduce or eliminate reliance on practices and inputs (natural and synthetic) that may harm soil life, deplete nonrenewable resources, pose a hazard to water and air quality, or threaten the health of farmworkers or consumers.
Replenish and maintain long-term soil fertility by providing optimal conditions for soil biological activity.
The health of the soil is fundamental to the health of the whole system, and may be evaluated by the extent and vitality of its biological activity. "Feed the soil, not the plant," continues to be a primary tenet of ecologically sound soil management. Fertility improvement practices must balance physical, chemical and biological considerations to optimize the quantity and diversity of soil organisms. Such practices may include a combination of crop rotations, rotational grazing of livestock, cover crops, intercropping, green manures, recycling of plant and animal wastes, tillage, and judicious application of essential mineral nutrients.
Maintain diversity within the farming system and its surroundings and protect and develop plant and wildlife habit.
Biological diversity is a key ecological precept, essential to stability and therefore to sustainability. Diversity must be enhanced in every aspect of organic production, including the selection of inputs, crop varieties, livestock breeds, rotation cycles and pest management strategies. The principle of diversity can be similarly applied to personal skills, social interactions, and economic decisions.
Recycle materials and resources to the greatest extent possible within the farm and its surrounding community as part of a regionally organized agricultural system.
Organic systems intensively manage the individual farm system and use biologically-based inputs in preference to petroleum-based inputs. Soil and plant nutrients depleted through cropping and natural leaching are replenished by nutrient sources from within the farm and the surrounding community. Energy expended in transportation, manufacturing and handling of agricultural inputs and products is minimized to the greatest extent possible.
Provide attentive care, that meets both health and behavioral requirements of farm animals.
Farm animals must be managed to prevent health problems through a focus on diet, housing, handling and observation. Organically produced feed, in conjunction with care and living conditions which minimize stress, is the foundation of a health promoting management system. Attentive care for the healthy animal is a fundamental precept of organic livestock management.
Maintain the integrity and nutritional value of organic food and processed products through each step of the process from planting to consumption.
Organically grown food and processed products must be processed, manufactured, and handled to preserve their healthful qualities and maintain the principles of the organic management system. Ingredients, additives and processing aids used in organic processed products must be consistent with the overall principles or organic production. Consumers should be provided with the assurance that products bearing organic labels are certified organic by independent verification from seed through sale.
Develop and adopt new technologies with consideration for their long range social and ecological impact.
New practices, materials and technologies must be evaluated according to established criteria for organic production. It is assumed that organic production systems will progress toward sustainablity over time through technical innovation and social evolution.
About Newman's Own Organics
Newman's Own Organics was established as a division of Newman's Own in 1993, and became a separate company in late 2001. The sale of Newman's Own Organics products generates money for the Newman's Own Foundation to give away. Since 1982 Paul Newman and the Newman's Own Foundation have donated more than $350 million dollars to educational and charitable organizations worldwide.
Nell Newman, Co-founder and Pres: Product Development and Marketing.
Peter Meehan, Co-founder and CEO: Sales and Marketing; New Product Opportunities
Certified organic by Oregon Tilth. Ingredients have been grown on farms that have not used artificial fertilizers or pesticides for three years or more. The farms and processors have been certified by an independent third party. Kosher certification by Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, 333 Seventh Avenue, New York.
The front of each product features an American Gothic "Pa" Newman and daughter Nell in appropriate costume with an accompanying legend on the package; each variety has a color band or colored packaging for easy identification.