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Discover the Nutritional Power of Plant-Based Healthy Dog Treats

Discover the Nutritional Power of Plant-Based Healthy Dog Treats

As pet owners, we want nothing but the best for our furry friends. That's why it is essential to consider the types of treats we wish to incorporate into their diet. Not only can treats make training sessions more enjoyable and provide a bonding experience with our fur-mily, but they can also provide numerous health benefits. When it comes to the well-being of your canine companion, we think Vivus' Plant-Based Healthy Dog Treats are a cut above the rest.

What Makes Vivus Dog Treats Better

Vivus dog treats stand out from the crowd for our exceptional quality and unique features. Crafted in Canada, these treats are more than just regular biscuits – they are high-value treats that prioritize your dog's health. One remarkable aspect of Vivus treats is their balanced macronutrient profile - these treats are formulated to share the same characteristics as complete and balanced diets. This ensures that your dog receives the essential building blocks for optimal bodily function.

Another notable advantage of Vivus treats is that they are rich in Omega-3 DHA+EPA, which plays a crucial role in promoting a healthy coat, brain development, and supporting joint health. These fatty acids are sourced from plant-based ingredients, making them an ideal choice for dogs with sensitivities or allergies. Vivus treats are also packed with prebiotic fibers. These fibers help maintain a balanced digestive system, strengthen the immune system and nourish the gut microbiome. Your dog's overall well-being starts from within, and Vivus treats provide the necessary support to keep them healthy and happy.

Ingredients with a Purpose

Vivus dog treats are carefully crafted using natural, plant-based ingredients that deliver a wealth of benefits. The treats are free from artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and growth hormones, ensuring that your dog receives a wholesome and nutritious snack. Examples of our high-quality ingredients include sweet potatoes, beets, chickpeas, flaxseed and algae oil:
  • Sweet potatoes are rich in antioxidant beta-carotene, a precursor for vitamin A, as well as other beneficial phytonutrients providing anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, anti-obesity hepatoprotective and cardioprotective effects (Wang, Nie and Zhu, 2016; Alam, 2021)
  • Beets contain an outstanding amount of phytochemicals with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties as well as prebiotic fibers that nourish the gut microbiome and help generate beneficial postbiotics (Ceclu and Nistor, 2020; Fu et al., 2020).  
  • Chickpeas are a natural plant-based source of B vitamins, beta-carotene, unsaturated fatty acids and phytochemicals that have potential cardioprotective, anti-diabetic and anti-cancer benefits (Jukanti et al., 2012).
  • Flax seeds are rich in dietary fibre and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and have been demonstrated to improve skin and coat condition in dogs (Rees et al., 2000). 
  • Algae oil is a plant-based source of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These anti-inflammatory nutrients have benefit for heart, kidney and joint health, as well as lowering serum triglyceride levels and may help support cognition in aging dogs (Bauer 2011; Hadley, Bauer and Milgram, 2017; Dahms et al., 2019). 

Daily Feeding Recommendations

Feeding your dog treats in moderation is essential to maintain a healthy weight and prevent overindulgence. The specific amount of treats your dog can enjoy each day may vary depending on their size, age, and activity level. As a general guideline, it is recommended to provide treats that amount to no more than 10% of your dog's daily caloric intake. Remember, Vivus treats are high-value snacks, so a small quantity can go a long way in reinforcing positive behavior during training sessions or simply showing your furry friend some love. 


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