Understanding the Nutritional Excellence Inside Every Dr. Shiba Treat

Understanding the Nutritional Excellence Inside Every Dr. Shiba Treat

In a world where dogs are not just pets but beloved families, fur parents do their all to give their furry companions the best care. It's a huge undertaking. Dogs have many growing pains; sometimes, addressing them all feels impossible. Fortunately, you don't have to do it alone.

Dr. Shiba is on a quest to see all dogs happy and hale, so we created the Functional Dog Treat collection. These healthy dog treats help with common doggy problems, like lackluster fur, aching joints, upset tummies, and weak immune systems.

Let's embark on a journey and see what ingredients make these nutritional dog treats so effective in keeping your furry companion healthy.


Pro Immune

Your dog's immune system is its natural shield, protecting the body from harmful pathogens and infections. When the immune system is compromised, it becomes less effective in defending against these invaders, leaving your dog vulnerable to illnesses.

Dr. Shiba's Pro Immune supplement is one of the best pet treats to help with immunity issues. These bite-sized snacks contain three distinct ingredients to keep your pup in tip-top shape.

  • Colostrum

Colostrum, often called "first milk," is a highly nutritious substance produced by female mammals shortly after giving birth. It is packed with essential nutrients and immune-boosting factors, making it a valuable ingredient for supporting your dog's immune system.

Research has shown that colostrum contains antibodies that can help protect your dog against infections. Additionally, it contains growth factors that support tissue repair and overall well-being. 

  • Turmeric

Turmeric is a gold spice you've likely encountered before. Well, you should know that it's fantastic for dogs, too. Turmeric contains curcumin, an active compound known for its potential animal health benefits.

One of these health benefits is reducing inflammation, which is particularly beneficial for dogs with joint discomfort and arthritis. Moreover, turmeric's antioxidant properties aid in neutralizing harmful free radicals, contributing to a healthier immune system.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has become a natural health remedy for humans and pets. It is made by fermenting apple cider and contains beneficial acids, enzymes, and probiotics.

For dogs, apple cider vinegar can aid digestion, alleviate gastrointestinal issues, and help maintain balanced gut flora. 

  • Astragalus Root
A pile of astragalus root

Astragalus root is a traditional Chinese herb widely used for its immune-boosting properties. It has been recognized for centuries for strengthening the body's defense mechanisms and promoting overall health.

This herb contains various bioactive compounds, such as polysaccharides and saponins, which can stimulate immune cell activity and improve immune response.

Happy Tummy

One of the foundations of your dog's well-being is the tummy. Like humans, the gut is crucial in dogs' digestion, nutrient absorption, and immune system support. 

Dr. Shiba's Happy Tummy supplement is formulated to promote gastrointestinal health and ensure your furry friend's tummy stays happy and comfortable.

  • Papaya

An open papaya

Papaya is a delicious tropical fruit that offers several health benefits for dogs. It contains the Papain enzyme that aids in breaking down proteins and supporting the digestive process. 

Papaya is also fiber-rich, which is especially helpful in bowel regulation. Plus, the fruit is an excellent source of vitamins A, C, K, and E, all contributing to your dog's health. 

  • Pumpkin

Pumpkin is a superfood for dogs when it comes to digestive health. It is packed with dietary fiber that helps regulate bowel movements, making it beneficial for constipation and diarrhea. 

The soluble fibers in pumpkin also aid in absorbing excess water in the colon, relieving upset tummies. Additionally, pumpkin is rich in beta-carotene, which converts into vitamin A, an essential component of healthy vision.

  • Greek Yogurt

A bowl of greek yogurt

Greek yogurt is a probiotic powerhouse that can benefit your dog's digestive system. 

Dogs with probiotics (healthy bacteria) in their diet are more likely to have better gut health, which is crucial for proper digestion.

  • Maqui Berry

Maqui berry is a lesser-known superfruit that offers exceptional health benefits for dogs. It is rich in anthocyanins, which have potent anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties.

Introducing maqui berries to your dog's diet can help reduce digestive tract inflammation and improve gastrointestinal health. 

Jolly Joints

Hip and joint discomfort are aches that dogs may experience due to their weight, age, or genetic issues. If your furry friend suffers from these pains, they may be stiff, limping, or irritable. 

Fortunately, you can prevent such things from happening with Dr. Shiba's Jolly Joints supplement. These nutritional dog treats were developed to support joint health and mobility in dogs, ensuring they can enjoy an active and happy life. 

  • Cod Liver Oil

A heart bowl filled with cod liver oil

Cod liver oil is often used in easing joint pains because it contains omega-3 fatty acids like EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).

Omega-3 fatty acids from cod liver oil can help reduce joint inflammation, ease discomfort, and support overall joint health. These essential fatty acids are vital in maintaining the integrity of joint cartilage and improving joint flexibility.

  • Glucosamine

Glucosamine is a compound found in joint cartilage. As dogs age, the production of glucosamine in their bodies may decrease, leading to joint issues.

Supplementing your dog's diet with glucosamine can help support cartilage health and improve joint function. Moreover, it can relieve joint pain and stiffness in dogs with osteoarthritis, making it a valuable ingredient in Dr. Shiba's Jolly Joints supplement.

  • Green Lipped Mussel

A pile of green lipped mussels

Another source of omega-4 fatty acids is the green-lipped mussel native to New Zealand. This ingredient also contains glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, both of which promote joint health.

When used in healthy dog treats, the green-lipped mussel aids in alleviating pain, reducing inflammation, and improving joint function. 

  • Egg Shell Membrane Collagen

Eggshell membrane collagen is derived from the thin membrane between eggshells and egg white. 

It contains essential building blocks for healthy joint cartilage, including collagen, glucosamine, chondroitin, and hyaluronic acid.

Silky Fur

As a fur parent, you want your dog to have a luscious, silky coat. After all, your pet's fur is a statement of your care, representing the healthful life your dog leads. 

If your furry friend has skin or coat issues, feeding them Dr. Shiba's Silky Fur supplement is a wise choice. These healthy dog treats feature the following ingredients that can help guarantee your dog's fur stays nourished:

  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Dr. Shiba features these nutrients because they can assist in reducing skin inflammation, alleviate dry and itchy skin, and enhance the overall quality of your dog's coat. 

These fats also support the skin's natural barrier function, keeping it hydrated and protected from environmental stressors.

  • Omega 6 Fatty Acids

Omega-6 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats that contribute to your dog's skin and coat health. 

In combination with omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids help maintain the skin's moisture balance and support a healthy skin barrier. They also play a vital role in reducing excessive shedding and promoting a glossy, silky coat.

  • Salmon Oil

Salmon oil is another source of omega-3 fatty acids, particularly EPA and DHA. This natural oil extracted from salmon is highly beneficial for enhancing skin and coat health in dogs.

Salmon oil helps improve skin conditions by reducing inflammation, resulting in less scratching from your pup and an overall shinier, healthier coat. 

  • Turmeric

Turmeric's numerous health benefits extend beyond supporting the immune system. This spice also has potent anti-inflammatory properties.

In dogs, turmeric can help alleviate skin inflammation caused by various conditions, such as allergies or dermatitis. By reducing inflammation, turmeric promotes healthier skin, which, in turn, contributes to a smoother and silkier coat.


Final Thoughts

Dr. Shiba's functional dog treats are manifestations of love and care for furry companions. Every ingredient in these nutritional dog treats serves a purpose, contributing to keeping your furry companion healthy.

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