Natural Balance Pet Foods Healthy Bones Dog Treats Oatmeal, Chicken, Pumpkin 16 oz. (454 g)
Natural Balance Healthy Bones Dog Treats Oatmeal, Chicken, Pumpkin by Dick Van Patten, are a nutritious snack that blends wholesome, high quality ingredients with a flavor your dog can't resist! They're the perfect healthy snack for any dog, anytime from puppies through adults! Optimized for skin and coat, with wholesome baked flavor in every bite, Healthy Bones contain no artificial flavors or colors and are great for training or as a healthy treat.
- Oatmeal: easily digestible source of fibre and heart-healthy ingredient rich in nutrients.
- Pumpkin: known for its digestive health benefits, high in antioxidant-nutrients.
- Flaxseed: important source of fiber and high in fatty acids to support healthy skin and coat.
- Vitamin E & Zinc: work together with flaxseed to support optimum skin and coat health.
What do you mean when you say your foods are 'naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols, source of Vitamin E'?
Vitamin E (tocopherols) is actually a family of compounds, and based on their chemical structure they are known as alpha, beta, delpha, and gamma Vitamin E. Vitamin E can not be produced by humans, cats, dogs, etc. thus it must come from dietary sources. The term "mixed tocopherols" indicates that all of the essential components of the Vitamin E group are present. Without all of them, the health of the animal would be in great danger, and many nutritionally caused deficiencies would be apparent in a relative short time.
Why do you use Canola Oil in your Pet Foods?
Canola Oil is a Monounsaturated fat that has been marketed in the United States since 1986, and has been proven to have great health benefits. As a matter of fact, Canola Oil has received two awards: the "Product of Acceptance Award" from the American College of Nutrition, and the "Health Product of the Year Award" from the American Health Foundation.
There are a number of essential fatty acids (i.e., they cannot be manufactured in the body and must be part of the dietary intake), which include Linoleic acid (Omega-6) and Linolenic acid (Omega 3). Dietary sources for Omega-6 include soybean, safflower, and corn oils; dietary sources for Omega-3 can be found in flaxseed, soybean, canola oil, and certain types of fish. Scientific reports correlate that increased amounts of Omega-3 in the diet can result in the following benefits: reduced cardiovascular disease, reduced cancer risk, and lower levels of cholesterol.
Misinformation about Canola Oil: The "issue" about possible toxic effects of canola oil originally appeared on the Internet, and is now known as an official Urban Legend. The confusion stems from the fact that the "wild" rapeseed (new term now accepted as Canola) contains the fatty acid called erucic acid. Erucic acid has been reported to increase the risk of heart disease in mice (no human studies were published). However, the cultured rapeseed does not contain erucic acid, and all canola oil commercially available has been manufactured from this domestic variety.
Dick Van Patten and his partners started Natural Balance Pet Foods in 1989 with the intention of developing the finest, healthiest pet food on the market. They wanted a pet food based on sound scientific principles and truth, not marketing hype. They did it! Not only for dogs & cats, but for large carnivores, such as lions, tigers, polar bears, and wolves in zoos and animal reserves worldwide! Natural Balance Pet Food is the finest food you can buy for your pet, and no matter which product you use, you can be assured that it is truly The Food For a Lifetime. They offer Natural Balance Original Ultra Ultra Premium Dog and Cat Foods, L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Allergy Dog and Cat Formulas and Vegetarian and Organic Formulas for Dogs!
Today, all Natural Balance products are used and respected worldwide by top trainers, breeders, veterinarians, kennels, and caring pet owners who want the best for their animals. They hope you have noticed that Natural Balance has given you and your pet not just many "varieties" but many "categories" of food and treats to meet you and your companion animal's needs. One type of food won't work for all animals, so Natural Balance keeps working to give you the best possible choices in every category. No matter which line of Natural Balance Pet Food you choose, you know it will truly be The Food For a Lifetime!