Grain Free Dog Treats For A Healthier Dog

Pet Bistro’s™ BarkScotti™ is a one-of-a-kind grain free dog treat that is made with organic quinoa, which is gluten-free and studies have suggested that quinoa is also easy to digest. In terms of nutrition, quinoa is a source of complete protein. Furthermore, quinoa contains healthy amino acids and is a good source of dietary fiber, calcium, phosphorus and is also high in iron and magnesium. These ingredients make BarkScotti™ a healthy dog treat. Not only is it grain free and gluten free, but also dairy and meat free.

Quinoa is consumed in the same manner as other cereal grasses, such as wheat, oats, barley and rye. However, quinoa is not actually considered to be a cereal grass. Rather, it is grouped together in the same food family that contains spinach and beets. The scientific name for quinoa is Chenopodium quinoa, and many researchers refer to quinoa as being a type of “pseudocereal,” meaning, it is a type of food that is not a grass, but can still be ground into flour.

Quinoa is an important food to be consumed in a gluten-free diet. Not only does it not contain gluten, but quinoa also does not belong to the same plant family that contains the above-mentioned cereal grasses of wheat, oats, barley and rye. Furthermore, because quinoa has a high ability to be digested, it is less likely to produce adverse reactions upon consumption.

Although organic BarkScotti™ lacks meat, it is still a grain free dog treat that contains healthy proteins. Quinoa is high in protein and amino acids. These amino acids include lysine, an essential amino acid for mammals, and also, isoleucine. Isoleucine is not produced in animals, but can be stored in high quantities. Foods such as eggs, soy protein, seaweed, turkey, chicken, cheese, lamb and fish contain isoleucine.

Additionally, quinoa provides a variety of antioxidant phytonutrients, including freulic, coumaric, hydroxybenzoic, and vanillin acid. Quinoa is also a good source of maganese, phosphorus, copper, magnesium, dietary fiber, folate and zinc.

The BarkScotti™ made by Pet Bistro™ is a dog treat that will satisfy your dog’s need for a snack, but also provide nutrition to their overall diet. Instead of consuming treats that are high in sugars, fats and carbohydrates, they will consume a gluten-free snack filled with high protein quinoa. BarkScotti™ still tastes great and yet does not lead to adverse health consequences such as diabetes and obesity, as other dog treats may. Keep your dog eating healthy grain-free dog treats.