Ingredient Benefits

Here at Nutreats, we are firm believers in creating 100% natural products, backed by research to provide optimum benefits. Because of this, we have chosen highly potent ingredients to include in our product range. Let’s delve a little deeper into the benefits of these ingredients.
green lipped mussel oil

Green-Lipped Mussel Oil

We use only premium grade New Zealand green-lipped mussel (GLM) oil in our products, marketed under the trademarked name GlycOmega™-Oil. 

The power of green-lipped mussel oil is widely recognised among owners for supporting healthy joints and mobility. It contains micronutrients including glycosaminoglycans and Omega-3s that help support health, well-being and mobility of animals in later life.

The New Zealand green-lipped mussel (perna canaliculus) has a uniquely rich nutrient profile, containing over 30 essential fatty-acids (including DHA and EPA – the two health-promoting fatty acids found in most fish oil products).

green lipped mussel powder

Green-Lipped Mussel Powder

New Zealand green-lipped mussel powder is an essential ingredient in our Nutreats Vitals supplements. This powder is supplied by Aroma NZ Ltd under the trademarked names GlycOmega™ and GlycOmega™-PLUS. Over the years, green-lipped mussel powder has become a functional food ingredient for both humans and pets. It really is for the whole family, including pets.

GlycOmega is derived from green-lipped mussel meat (perna canaliculus) and is a rich source of Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), which make up cartilage and the synovial fluid found in joints. It supports maintenance of healthy flexibility, elasticity and tensile strength in articular cartilage, which helps maintain and support joint health. It is also rich in glucosamine, chondroitin and Omega-3s.

Demand for both New Zealand green-lipped mussel powder is increasing every year and this, combined with results of clinical studies, indicates that these products work well.

fish oil for dogs

Refined Fish Oil

Sustainably harvested, refined fish oil compliments the green-lipped mussel oil in our Skin, Coat + Mobility oil feed supplement. This oil comes from three species of fish: anchovy, sardine, and mackerel.

Anchovy, sardine, and mackerel oils are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, notably EPA and DHA, offering various health benefits. These fatty acids support heart health and healthy blood pressure. They also support healthy brain function. Omega-3s also support joint health.

DHA’s presence in eye tissue supports eye health. These oils may also support skin condition and a normal immune response. 

Free Range Venison

Sourced from the fertile pastures of New Zealand, our free range venison is a nutritious and delectable ingredient in treats for both cats and dogs. Venison stands out as a low-fat protein option compared to other red meats, making it an excellent choice for pets that are prone to being overweight.

One of the primary benefits of incorporating venison into your pet's diet is its high protein content. Proteins are the building blocks of life, essential for muscle development, tissue repair, and overall growth. For cats and dogs, who are natural carnivores, sufficient protein intake is crucial for maintaining their energy levels and supporting their active lifestyles.

Venison's nutritional profile also includes B vitamins (such as B12, B6, and niacin), iron, zinc, phosphorus, and selenium. B vitamins are crucial for promoting energy production, maintaining a healthy coat and skin, and supporting the proper function of the nervous system. Iron is essential for oxygen transport in the blood and overall vitality, while zinc plays a vital role in immune function and wound healing. Phosphorus supports bone health and is particularly important for young, growing pets and those in their senior years. Selenium acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from oxidative stress.

Sheep liver for pets

New Zealand Sheep Liver

Our nutrient-rich sheep liver is sourced directly from New Zealand's fertile grasslands.

Liver is naturally packed with protein, plus essential vitamins and minerals, making it an exceptional addition to your pet's diet. The standout advantages of liver lie in its impressive iron and zinc content, crucial for various bodily functions. Iron supports oxygen transport in the blood, fostering overall vitality and energy levels in dogs. Meanwhile, zinc supports a strong immune system, supports wound healing, and promotes a healthy skin and coat.

Liver also serves as an excellent source of essential fatty acids, vital for maintaining dogs' healthy skin, coat, and overall well-being. With Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, liver contributes to skin hydration and supports a healthy cardiovascular system. Furthermore, liver is naturally abundant in Vitamin B12, a vital nutrient for energy production. Offering liver as a snack or treat provides your dog with an energy-boosting and nutritious option that fuels their active lifestyle.

Liver contains significant amounts of Vitamin A, essential for supporting healthy vision in dogs as they age.As with any dietary change, introduce liver treats gradually and in moderation to ensure your dog's system adapts well.

New Zealand Beef Heart

Our beef heart treats for cats and dogs are sourced from New Zealand's green and fertile pastures, providing several nutritional benefits.

Beef heart is a powerhouse of B-Vitamins and essential fatty acids for supporting a lustrous and silky coat. Moreover, this nutrient-rich organ meat offers a healthy dose of minerals, proteins, and vital nutrients, for overall well-being.

Essential fatty acids, such as Omega-3 and Omega-6, contribute to healthy skin hydration, and supports the healthy functioning of the cardiovascular system. In addition to its wealth of vitamins and fatty acids, beef heart is packed with essential minerals, proteins, and micronutrients, making it an excellent choice for a wholesome and nourishing treat. Feeding your pets raw beef heart treats not only delights their taste buds but also enriches their diet with essential nutrients for optimum health.