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Selecting highly digestible chews for your dog

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Proper digestion is an important aspect of your dog’s health. Poor digestion can result in vomiting, diarrhea, recurrent gas, and even intestinal blockage. Therefore, it is essential to provide your dog with a well-balanced diet and chews that are highly digestible.

Many commercial brands of dog foods contain high amounts of protein derived from grain, soy, and corn. While these ingredients are not necessarily harmful to dogs, excessive amounts can result in poor nutrition. Some dogs have also been known to develop food allergies to certain types of grains such as wheat and barley.

Since dogs have a much shorter digestive tract than herbivores and omnivores, their stomachs are designed to primarily digest meat.  Therefore, diets that are high in grain, soy, and corn could upset your dog’s stomach if given on a regular basis.

Natural Himalayan Dog Chews are grain, gluten, and soy-free and do not pose a threat to your dog’s gastrointestinal tract. Other chews on the market, such as rawhides and pigs ears, have been known to cause vomiting, diarrhea, pancreatitis, and intestinal blockages. This is primarily due to a higher fat content and excessive amounts of grease. 

Likewise, plastic chews have a tendency to become a choking hazard, as they can easily break off into smaller pieces and become lodged in your dog’s gastrointestinal tract. If small enough, these pieces can sometimes pass through your dog’s stool; however, larger pieces can become stuck and remain undigested in your dog’s intestines. At this point, exploratory surgery is often necessary in order to remove any remaining bits of plastic.  

In addition to regularly monitoring your dog’s eating habits, providing your dog with a well-balanced diet and highly digestible chews, such as Nourish Natural Himalayan Dog Chews, can ensure proper digestion and reduce the risk of stomach irritation and intestinal blockage.

How long-lasting chews can help with your dogs oral hygiene

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Dogs Oral hygiene is an important aspect of their health. Certain diets and a lack of chewing can result in poor hygiene and lead to plaque, tartar buildup, tooth abscesses, and periodontal disease. Symptoms of these include bad breath, red gums, loose teeth, and difficulty eating. Millions of dogs suffer each year from dental disease; however, the majority of pets remain untreated. Therefore, it is essential for owners to have their dog’s teeth regularly checked by a veterinarian. In addition to this, daily brushing and long-lasting chews can also help maintain your dogs oral health.

Certain dog foods and infrequent amounts of chewing can result in plaque and tartar buildup. Plaque occurs when food sticks to your dog’s teeth and remains there for several days. As the plaque continues to harden, it then turns into tartar, which can irritate the gum line and lead to periodontal disease. In order to prevent plaque and tartar buildup, it is important to provide your dog with frequent long-lasting chews. Products such as Natural Himalayan Dog Chews can serve as a natural tooth brush for your dog as they can remove plaque from your dog’s teeth before it has the chance to harden.

 daily brushing and long-lasting chews can also help maintain your dog’s oral health

Daily brushing and long-lasting chews can help maintain your dog’s oral health.

Tartar buildup can cause periodontal disease, which includes gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and periodontitis (an infectious gum disease that can result in bone loss around the teeth). Periodontitis, the advanced stage of periodontal disease, is painful and occurs when gingivitis is left untreated. In addition to bone loss, periodontitis can also affect major organs such as the heart, kidneys, and liver due to the bacteria from your dog’s mouth infiltrating the blood stream. 

Prevention is the first step in fighting against dental disease in dogs. Giving your dog long-lasting chews, such as Natural Himalayan Dog Chews, is one way you can help improve your dog’s oral health.

Keep your dog healthy with low-calorie dog treats

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Obesity has become a leading health risk for dogs in the United States. Due to high-calorie diets, excessive feeding, and lack of exercise, millions of dogs suffer from illnesses associated with being overweight. Heart disease, diabetes, and joint pain are just a few common ailments that can occur with chronic obesity. Giving your dog appropriately portioned meals, daily exercise, and low-calorie dog treats can help prevent excess body fat and keep your dog at a healthy weight.  

Chronic obesity in dogs can lead to various life-threatening conditions. When a dog is significantly overweight, it puts additional strain on the joints and ligaments, which can then cause arthritis and limit your dog’s mobility. Obesity can also increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, high blood pressure, heat intolerance, respiratory distress, and cancer. This is mostly due to the excess body fat placing additional stress on major internal organs such as the heart and lungs.      

Giving your dog treats frequently can quickly lead to obesity; therefore, it is important to select a brand of treats that are low in calories. Many treats on the market today contain a high amount of fat and sugar, which can easily add extra calories to your dog’s regular diet. Natural Himalayan Nugget treats are all-natural and contain only 1% of crude fat. They are also highly digestible and consist of only four ingredients: yak milk, cow milk, lime juice, and salt.

Chronic obesity in dogs can cause various health issues and shorten the lifespan of your dog. While giving treats to your dog can enhance the bonding experience, it is very important to be conscious of how many treats you are giving your dog per day, as well as the calorie content. For in addition to regular exercise and portioned meals, giving your dog low-calorie treats can help your dog maintain a healthy weight.

Health benefits of all natural chews for dogs

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There are many health benefits associated with giving your dog all-natural chews. They are easier to digest, contain no artificial flavors or preservatives, and are made of all-natural ingredients as opposed to animal by-products, which are widely used in the dog food industry today.

All-natural chews, such as Nourish Natural Himalayan Dog Chews, are highly digestible and do not pose a threat to your dog’s gastrointestinal tract. Other chews, such as rawhides, have been known to cause vomiting, diarrhea, intestinal blockages, and pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas). This is often the result of high fat content, excessive grease, salmonella contamination, or the use of artificial dyes and harmful preservatives.    

Plastic chews have a tendency to become a choking hazard, as they can easily break off into smaller pieces and become lodged in your dog’s esophagus. Harder chews however, such as cow hooves and deer antlers, can result in chipped or fractured teeth, which can then lead to painful tooth abscesses.

Many dog chews on the market today contain artificial dyes, flavors, and preservatives. These can be harmful and even toxic to your dog if given on a regular basis. Rawhides, for example, have been known to be treated with harsh chemicals such as bleach and hydrogen peroxide. On the contrary, Nourish Natural Himalayan Dog Chews are all-natural and preserved only by lime juice and salt. They are also grain-free, gluten-free, and contain no artificial flavors.

Another health benefit of giving your dog all-natural chews is that they only consist of natural ingredients as opposed to animal by-products. Animal by-products are the remains of cattle and other livestock that have been deemed unfit for human consumption. These remains often have little nutritional value and can sometimes come from diseased or disabled animals.

When selecting a brand of chews to give your dog, it is important to consider the many health benefits associated with giving your dog all-natural chews. This way, you can be sure to keep your dog safe and healthy without incorporating the risks of potentially harmful products.

How to stop my dog from chewing the carpet

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Excessive chewing can be the result of boredom, separation anxiety, or even lack of exercise.  Dogs can often exhibit these signs when they are left home alone, kept in a crate for extensive periods of time, do not have access to alternative chew toys, experience a stressful event such as a thunderstorm or new baby in the home, are not taken for daily walks, or have limited amounts of interaction and playtime.

The effects of excessive chewing can be devastating to both dogs and their owners.  Surgical procedures to remove foreign bodies can result in expensive vet bills, and without immediate attention, the ingestion of toxic or obstructive materials can be fatal.  Improper chewing can also result in chewing the carpet, damaging furniture, walls, windowsills, shoes, glasses, and other personal belongings.

In addition to frequent exercise and human interaction, a main factor that can aide in the prevention of excessive or improper chewing includes supplying your pet with safe, appropriate dog chews.  Nourish natural himalayan dog chews are all natural, highly digestible, and their hard texture makes them unlikely to splinter.  Placing these chews in areas around the house where your dog typically spends a lot of time or in locations where improper chewing has occurred previously, such as beside the couch or beneath a windowsill, can help redirect your dog’s attention.  This way, your dog can remain safe and healthy during those moments when anxiety, stress, or boredom may arise.  

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Help Adopt a Dog From a Local Animal Shelter

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Every year in the United States, over 7 million animals enter shelters, and nearly 3 million dogs and cats are euthanized because the shelters are too full and there aren’t enough adopters to keep up. Some of these homeless animals are former pets surrendered by their owners, while the rest are strays found on the street, often in poor physical health.

There are many ways to help reduce the number of homeless dogs nationwide, including supporting the Nourish Dogs brand. While we pride ourselves on the quality products we provide you and your pets, we also believe all dogs deserve to live the best lives they can lead. We hope to eradicate the stray dog problem in this country, one natural dog chew at a time.

Each purchase of Nourish natural Himalayan dog treats helps provide homeless dogs with food, shelter, and medical support. At Nourish, we believe in karma, and helping animals in need is an important step in making the world a better place to live for us all.

Want to do more to help? Consider adopting a dog from a local animal shelter instead of buying from a pet store or breeder. Because so many shelters are overrun with cats and dogs in need, many of them have no choice but to euthanize animals that would make great pets. Can’t commit to being a full-time pet parent? Look into fostering a dog in need; many organizations will cover the costs of food and vet services if you open your home to an animal on a temporary basis. It’s also a good way to test out if adding a dog to your family permanently would be a good fit.

So pick up a bag or two of healthy dog chews from Nourish and earn some good karma. The dogs will thank you.

 

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The Best Product for Dogs Who Love to Chew

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Puppies are notorious for chewing everything in sight, but some dogs still have an inclination to chew well into adulthood. Many pet owners are familiar with ripped throw pillows and ruined tennis shoes, but that can be harmful to both your wardrobe and your pup’s digestive system. All too frequently, toys and bones that are labeled as “indestructible” or “super tough” end up in pieces on the living room floor and are ultimately a waste of time and money.

Chewing and destructive behavior usually results from boredom, so regular exercise and playtime are key. However, many dogs still experience a natural urge to chew no matter how active they are, but rest assured, your pet doesn’t have to resort to household items to get his chew fix.

Nourish natural long lasting dog chew come in an assortment of sizes to accommodate any dog, and with only four all-natural ingredients, they’re easy to digest (unlike your new pair of sandals). They’re also high in protein, which is good for your dog’s health. The hard texture keeps the chew from splintering, and can even act as a toothbrush to give your dog a light cleaning. Because salt and lime juice are natural preservatives, your Nourish Himalayan dog chews will last even after the bag is opened.

Destructive chewing can be frustrating for many dog owners, but it doesn’t have to be. With enough exercise and the right product like Nourish dog chews, you can rest assured your sofa will stay intact and your dog will enjoy the flavor, texture, and time spent doing what he loves.

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Nourish natural himalayan recipe for dog chews and treats

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Nourish Natural Dog Products, a small business enterprise, offers a line of premium dog chews and treats made of four simple ingredients – yak, cow milk, lime and salt. These chews and treats are made using centuries old Tibetan recipe which people in the Himalayas use to preserve and store milk for later consumption of protein in the leaner winter seasons in the high-altitude regions. Using an organic production process, Nourish produces chews that have a hardened smoked cheese like appearance and taste. Unlike many other pet chews and treats in the industry, their products are not made from the byproducts of other foods or from animal waste products like bully sticks and raw hides.

A common belief among pet owners is that milk products are harmful for their dogs, and this is not without reason. Typically, milk has high lactose contents which makes it unsuitable to lactose intolerant dogs. This is where the Nourish advantage comes in. Their products are not any common milk-based chews and treats. The process of separation of solid components of milk first removes the fatty butters from the milk. Then lime is added to the remaining milk which separates the milk in protein-rich curds and whey containing liquids. It is the fat-free and whey-free curd that is then wrapped tightly in burlap sacks to further remove any remaining moisture content. The solid curd which now looks like big clay bricks are cut into pieces and smoked for about 3 months. The chews are now hard and ready to be consumed but before packing each chew is processed and checked to ensure there are so sharp edges or over-smoked pieces. The result is a fantastic product that is not only nutritious, but also highly digestible for dogs with sensitive stomachs.

Providing premium product via socially and environmentally responsible operations, Nourish strives to maintain the highest standards of product quality and integrity while sourcing from local, organic Nepali producers. These natural chews have no preservatives, additive flavors or colors or binding agents. They are completely grain-free, soy-free and gluten-free. In comparison to traditional chews available in the market (raw hides and other big brand chews), Nourish chews have high protein content and offer numerous other health benefits. They are also odorless and long lasting!

People often question if dog foods can be eaten by humans. Almost all brands advertise that their products are not suitable for human consumption, precisely because they use byproduct type of materials. Nourish on the other hand, carry no such warning. In fact, this is the exact product people in the Himalayas consume as a source of protein. They do warn that people with no experience eating these might find it difficult to chew on. After all, not everyone has as strong teeth as those that command the mountains every day. Nourish believes that pets deserve the same treatment like humans and should be fed quality food that we like to eat ourselves.

In the United States, per data from 2016, there are an estimated 70-80 million pet dogs. In fact, every 4 out of 10 households have a dog, and 1 out of 10 households have multiple dogs. The pet food industry in the United States had sales worth 25 billion dollars in 2015-2016 and is rapidly growing each year. Sixty-eight percent of the pet specialty dog consumables segment is natural, and it is also the segment with highest growth – 8 percent from the previous year. The demand for natural foods for dogs is increasing rapidly. Eight out of 10 new brand launch natural foods as pet-owners are becoming increasingly conscious and looking products that contain natural ingredients, no preservatives or additives.

Nourish aims to fill this exact niche but growing market. It has positioned itself as a premium natural dog chews and treats producer in the natural pet chews sector. The product line includes (a) Nourish natural chews, (b) nuggets (which is also the treat) and (c) supplementary protein powder. Nourish natural chews come in 4 sizes; small, medium, large and extra-large for dogs weighing 5lbs to those weighting over 90 lbs. A variety of pack sizes are available – smaller packs in 4oz, 8oz and bulk packs in 1lb and 2lbs. After steady growth in their sales online, Nourish is now present in specialty stores in Texas, Washington and Michigan. Their future strategy is to tap the larger multi-brand pet stores across the United States.

Nourish’s commitment to social and environmental responsibility is embedded in the company’s strategy, operations and value chain. Through their campaign “Our karma is your karma” they donate a part of their revenues to shelter, feed and provide medication to homeless dogs in Nepal. When you purchase their products, you can learn about your karma points at the back of their environmental friendly and attractive Kraft paper packaging and reusable cotton pouches. Their entire manufacturing is done by a cooperative of 6,000 dairy farmers living in altitudes over 4000ft. Many of these farmers live on daily wages below $1.25 and Nourish is striving to create demand for their dog chews in markets abroad, which would raise the farmers’ annual incomes by $1,500 on average.