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Frequently asked questions
What makes green-lipped mussels so special?
The green-lipped mussel (perna canaliculus) is endemic to New Zealand. They provides a rich source of glucosamine, chondroitin, glycogens, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Therefore, they support long-term joint health and repair. Similarly, they are great for promoting a healthy skin and coat.
Green-lipped mussels are a sustainably farmed resource here in New Zealand. In other words, this has virtually no negative impact on the environment.
Why do you freeze-dry your products?
NUTREATS products all utilise high-grade freeze-drying techniques. These capture the vast array of vitamins, minerals and complex nutritional compounds found in the raw products.
Traditional air-drying uses heat, which degrades and destroys many essential nutrients. By contrast, our freeze-drying equipment has been specifically designed to retain as much of the original product as possible.
As such, our products look exactly like the original raw material instead of being shrunken and compacted. Animals are highly sensitive, and they just love the natural smell, form and texture of our products.
What is your stance on animal testing?
NUTREATS does not condone or conduct animal testing. However, we do let animals decide for themselves whether they like our products enough to eat them.
We rely on sound scientific research to dictate which products to produce. Furthermore, we use anecdotal evidence from our own animals and those of our customers.
Because our products are the real thing, you’ll find your pets recognise and respond to them with unparalleled enthusiasm. They look and smell just as nature intended! It doesn’t get much better than that.
Are your products suitable for diabetic animals?
High levels of carbohydrates in many pet foods and treats can make diabetes difficult to manage. Because our treats are 100% meat or fish, with no added carbs, fillers, preservatives or sugars, they are considered suitable for dogs of any age and size. However, we recommend you talk to your veterinarian for confirmation on using NUTREATS.
How often should I give NUTREATS to my dog?
NUTREATS are a treat food, and should be treated (excuse the pun) as such. To clarify, they are really useful in training sessions, and as rewards for good behaviour. However, giving them out too readily could reduce their effectiveness at getting the outcome you want. NUTREATS are not a substitute for a normal meal.
Why do you only offer 50g packs of treats?
Because NUTREATS are a treat food, you only give them out one at a time as rewards for your animal, a pack should last you a while. A 50g treat pack is actually equivalent to 250g of raw meat or fish because the water has been removed by the freeze-drying process. But that is all that’s removed. Freeze-drying preserves all the other natural nutrients contained in the raw material, in a form that lasts for ages, and doesn’t leave a residue on your fingers when you touch it.
Why not try a different type next time… with delicious free-range venison, green-lipped mussel, sheep liver, beef heart, beef trachea, whole king salmon, and ocean salmon to choose from, we hope to help keep your pet healthy and happy for years to come.
Where should I store NUTREATS products?
NUTREATS should be kept in a cool place, sealed in their container or bag. But, they do not require refrigeration. This makes our treats ideal to take out and about, leave in the glovebox, or in your jacket pocket ready for your next walk. Like any food, they will degrade if exposed to heat or moisture and then put back into storage.
For optimum safety, keep out of reach of children and animals.