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What Makes Single-Ingredient Pet Treats So Good?

The Benefits of Single-Ingredient Treats

We’re all familiar with the saying, “Less is more.” In the case of single-ingredient pet treats, this common phrase certainly holds true.

Single-ingredient pet treats are, as the name suggests, treats that contain only one ingredient. With the vast number of dog and cat treats to choose from, you may ask yourself why pet parents would select a single-ingredient product, rather than one containing a myriad of ingredients for a seemingly more nutritious source of food. The answer, in short, is to avoid artificial, potentially harmful and unnecessary ingredients that include fillers such as corn and wheat that compromise the potency of true nutritional value.

Perfect for Allergy-Prone Pups

Identifying the single source of your dog’s allergic reaction can be tricky with so many environmental variables and daily factors having an impact on your pooch’s level of exposure. According to Eric Cormier, COO at the pet treat company PureBites, “We’ve been asking pet parents to turn the bag around and look at our natural and pure ingredients for over 12 years now. All of [our] products are made with either only one or two ingredients. We now offer 13 freeze-dried proteins or gently dried jerky proteins to help satisfy the treating needs of dogs with food sensitivities or allergies.”

To take worry out of the equation, try PureBites Chicken Breast Freeze-Dried Dog Treats, which are made in the USA with 100% pure USDA-inspected chicken breast. These hypoallergenic dog treats are a natural option, made with no added preservatives and with less than 9 calories per morsel for a healthy and tasty treat all pups can enjoy.

No Harmful Additives

Just like with human food, it’s important for pet parents to be conscious of pet food labels to ensure that their retailers of choice are not including unnecessary or potentially harmful ingredients in their products, such as artificial colors, flavors, by-products, salt and sugars, fillers or preservatives. Opting for single-ingredient treats means that the food contains no unnecessary additives. “Our products are high in protein, low in calories and are ideal for dogs and cats with health issues or pets that are overweight or diabetic, have allergies, have gastrointestinal disorders, or are on a restricted diet.” The PureBites Beef Liver Freeze-Dried Dog Treats are a healthy option for pups that prefer the taste of beef. Because the treats are made using a delicate freeze-drying process that removes only water while preserving the nutritional integrity of the food, the need for added preservatives is eliminated. Made with USDA-inspected beef liver and with only 5 calories per treat, this yummy snack is the perfect, bite-size reward for any good dog.

Nutritional Value Is Maintained

Pet parents know that the key to a happy and healthy animal is rooted in nutrition. So, when it comes to shopping for the food that is right for your four-legged companion, it is up to you to ensure that your pet has the necessary nutrients, vitamins and minerals to keep him feeling his best.

PureBites understands the importance of properly nourishing your pet, and that’s why they utilize a delicate freeze-drying process to maintain a food’s high nutritional profile. “Freeze drying is a… process that preserves the structural and nutritional integrity of fresh, whole raw food,” says Cormier. “Only water is removed, preserving all the characteristics and natural nutrition of fresh, real raw food.” Another healthy option for your pets’ protein source is the PureBites Bison Liver Freeze-Dried Dog Treats that are made with 100% pure, USDA-inspected bison liver. These grain-free dog treats are high in protein and low in calories, making them an ideal treat for all dogs, including pups with health issues or dietary restrictions.

Tasty Options Available

As humans, we tend to have our own personal preferences when it comes to food. Cats and dogs are similar in that they have certain foods they may crave more than others. Cats, in particular, are known to be fish lovers. To satisfy your cat’s hankering, try PureBites Salmon Freeze-Dried Cat Treats—a nutritious and healthy option you can feel good about feeding to your four-legged furball. Freeze-dried to lock in the aroma, flavor and texture of these delectable bites, these high-protein treats are natural and easy to digest, and they’re very shelf stable so that your furry companion can enjoy them anytime he pleases.

When it comes to pet treats, it’s important to provide your four-legged friend with options that are nutritious and offer several protein selections for a well-rounded diet. “[PureBites] options include 100% pure bison, lamb, duck, chicken, whitefish, turkey, cheese, etc.,” says Cormier, so there are plenty of flavors to choose from. Single-ingredient cat and dog treats are a smart option as they are naturally dried to conserve the food’s fresh, raw properties while eliminating the need for unnecessary ingredients.

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