Seeds, Oils & Supplements for Dogs
We’ve already written about:
Right now though, it is time to talk Seeds, Oils & Supplements.
These ingredients work together to provide your dog with optimal health and unmatched energy. Best of all, we offer each ingredient in its whole pure state: no alterations, no artificial enhancements, just pure nature.
Here are some of the ingredients we use through our formulations to produce a complete and balanced whole food diet for your dog.
They may be tiny, but they pack a delicious punch in our pet food.
These natural nutritional supplements are little powerhouses fortified with everything from iron to potassium to zinc.
Not to mention, they are an excellent source of fiber.
Read on learn what each of our organic seeds have to offer your dog.
We enjoy these wondrous little specks on hamburger buns and bagels.
Your dog will love them too -- even though it is likely they will be gobbled up in seconds without even being noticed.
In any case, sesame seeds contain nutrients as magnesium, iron, copper, and manganese.
For humans, they are excellent for maintaining healthy blood pressure and lowering cholesterol.
They are also the perfect source of fiber and provide lots of energy in a small package.
Flaxseed is another great example of a little treat with a lot to offer.
Like sesame seeds, they are rife with fiber, which equals optimal digestive health benefits for your dog.
They are also a great anti inflammatory, meaning they are perfect for dogs who suffer from arthritis and other joint problems.
Packed with good fats like omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids you can also expect to see your dog’s coat shimmer when flaxseed (or flaxseed oil) is part of his diet.
If you worry about the health of your dog’s kidneys and bladder, then a nice helping of pumpkin seeds can put your mind at ease.
Like other seeds, they are also an exceptional source of fiber, so your dog’s digestive system will thank you as well. And if your dog struggles with weight problems, pumpkin seeds (and pumpkin in general) are a filling, low-calorie delight that will keep your dogs body condition score in check.
Chia seeds are considered a superfood for humans and dogs alike, and for good reasons: they are bursting with nutrients. They may not be any bigger than a freckle, but they offer everything from calcium and protein to Vitamin A, B, E, and D.
Don’t forget the omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, which keep the fur shimmering and the joints pain-free. Most notable, chia seeds contribute to bone health and a super-strength immune system.
Oils: (all organic)
We cherish our oils for their rich culinary history and wonderful flavors, but did you also know that many are very healthy for dogs?
Not only do these oils add extra flavor to your dog’s food, they also contribute to a long, healthy life.
Read on to learn about some of the best oils for your dog.
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Olive oil is rich in fat, a good kind of fat called monounsaturated fat.
This fat is said to greatly reduce your dog’s risk of developing such devastating ailments as diabetes and heart disease. Moreover, olive oil may stave off cancer, a major killer in older dogs.
With our organic olive oil in your dog’s food, you may also notice improved cognitive function, as olive oil is great for the brain as well.
Of course, you cannot forget such benefits as a strengthened immune system and a beautiful coat.
Organic Coconut Oil
Coconut oil offers just about everything good you could hope for your dog, which is why Rawmate does not skimp on it.
Not only is it great for the coat like other oils mentioned here, coconut oil takes it a step further: it helps remedy dry skin and other pesky skin conditions.
As wonderful as it is for his healthy skin and coat it is also rich in good fat that can benefit your dog’s brain, meaning your dog will have his smarts intact well into adulthood.
Natural Apple Cider Vinegar
Natural (unprocessed), unfiltered, organic Apple Cider Vinegar with ‘Mother’ contains many vitamins and minerals that are great for your dog.
Its’ properties can improve digestion, relieve allergy symptoms and support joint health to name a few benefits.
The potassium in Apple Cider Vinegar also helps keep your dog’s heart strong and urinary tract healthy.
If your dog suffers from urinary problems or kidney stones, be thankful for Apple Cider Vinegar.
Rawmate Supplement Blend:
Humans love this powerful spice!
Believe it or not, your dog will love it too, and not just because it tastes great, it will also leave him feeling healthy.
First and foremost, turmeric is mighty against inflammation. By now, you likely understand all the damage inflammation can do.
Arthritis is a common side effect of inflammation, and turmeric can help with that. Moreover, turmeric thins the blood, something you definitely want if your dog has a high risk for blood clots.
Glucosamine is a dietary supplement that is great for bone and joint health because it looks after cartilage in both humans and animals, in fact it’s in the list of our top 10 vitamins and supplements that are key to a happy and healthy dog.
There aren’t any natural foods that you can get glucosamine from, even though the supplement is manufactured from the shells of shellfish, but it’s definitely one of the key pet supplements provided in our blend.
Glucosamines’ usual partner in crime, and also in our top 10, is Chondroitin. Like glucosamine, chondroitin isn’t available in natural foods but it is produced from cow or shark products.
This dynamic duo has been used for years in the veterinary medical treatment of arthritis in dogs, and other animals, as they help ease inflammation and slow the deterioration of joints.
So the combination of Muscle Meats, Offal, Bone, Fruit, Veg, Seeds, Oils & Supplements that we use in our 100% naturally raw pet dinners might be extensive, but this is not your everyday raw food for dogs.
Notice how there are no Colours, Flavours, Preservatives, Meal or By-Products?
No grains, starch or ingredients that you can’t pronounce?
To put it simply, we love dogs and we know you do too which is why Rawmate has made it easy to order pet dinners directly to your door.
Our naturally raw meal plans for dogs are tailored to your individual dogs needs. The goldilocks methods our "competitors" employ just doesn't cut it.