Posted on October 08 2012
Every day at about 11 pm it's treat time here at Bitch New York. It's about the time we are done with work and the dogs all know they've done a good job and deserve treats! So Winston starts the parade with a stomp and a whine and a spin and we all head off to the den where we gather for "treat time."
However, today we were asked to try out a new treat called...DOGSTARS! When I opened the bag, I wasn't sure how they would react. The treats looked different than their usual treats, they smelled different than their usual treats, they even felt different than their usual treats.
To my surprise, everyone took one and went to their respective "places" and seemed to be enjoying them. They came back for seconds and thirds and I was quite surprised because my little guys are extremely picky eaters. So I decided to delve a little further into what was inside this bag that made them so excited. And then I got excited too!
Chia Flour: The organic Chia flour we use is ground from Chia seeds, one of the world’s wonder foods. Chia seeds have more calcium than whole milk, more iron than raw spinach and more magnesium than broccoli. Chia is also packed protein. It’s loaded with healthy Omega-3 and antioxidants that can help prevent heart attacks and strokes and help lower blood pressure.
Grape Seed Oil: Prevents cancer and dental cavities, has anti-inflammatory properties as well as anti-allergic and anti-microbial activity. It contains anti-oxidants 20 times more powerful than vitamin E and 50 times greater than vitamin C. Cholesterol free and helps lower the bad cholesterol.
Sweet Potatoes: Anti-oxidants, Anti-inflammatory, helps in prevention of chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, Stabilizes blood sugar, soothing for the stomach, high in vitamin A, a good source of dietary fiber.
Brown Rice: Lowers the risk of developing diabetes, high in fiber, a good source of manganese and selenium, can prevent weight gain, can lower cholesterol, has cardiovascular benefits and promotes bone health.
Coconut Oil: clears up skin problems, boosts energy levels, aids in weight loss, fights off infections, balances blood sugar, has anti-cancer properties. Coconut oil digests more easily than other oils. Pet owners have reported benefits including elimination of body odor and bad breath, healthier skin and elimination of rashes, coats becoming shiny and healthy, improved energy, better digestion, reduction of excess weight, relief of arthritic symptoms and improved overall health.
I think I am going to eat DOGSTARS! At least I know that my dogs are going to be eating these treats from now on. Organic, healthy...and they love them. What else can you ask for?
This is a photo of Winston and Beckham waiting patiently for me to open the bags. I think Winston was sizing up the flavors and deciding which one he wanted to try first!
When I asked Lola to choose her favorite of the four flavors she thought about it for a moment but ultimately she decidedly gave Chicken the big lick! What is your favorite DOGSTAR - tell us and send us a photo too!