Here at Nutreats, we are firm believers in creating 100% natural products backed by scientific research that provide optimum benefits to your companion animals. Because of this, we have chosen highly potent and proven ingredients to include in our product range. Let’s delve a little deeper into the benefits of these ingredients.
Green-lipped Mussel Oil
We have utilised green-lipped mussel (GLM) oil in one of our best-selling products – Skin, Coat & Mobility Supplement. This powder is supplied from Aroma NZ Ltd and has the commercial name GlycOmega-OIL.
The power of green-lipped mussel oil is becoming widely recognized among owners who have pets with joint issues (such as arthritis, osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease). It has been scientifically proven to reduce pain related to these diseases, as well as act as a preventative measure for animals that are likely to develop these issues in later life.
GLM Oil is the only ingredient to contain over 30 essential fatty-acids (including DHA and EPA – the two health-promoting fatty acids found in most fish oil products). (40% - 45% omega-3 fatty acids).
Green-lipped Mussel Powder
Green-lipped mussel powder is an essential ingredient in our Vitals Supplements. This powder is supplied from Aroma NZ Ltd and has the commercial name GlycOmega. 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 now, and pets are considered a part of the family.
GlycOmega is derived from green-lipped mussel meat (perna canaliculus) and is a rich source of Glycosaminoglycans (GAG's), which make up cartilage and the synovial fluid found in joints. It increases flexibility, elasticity and tensile strength to the articular cartilage, which helps maintain and support hip and joint health. It is also rich in glucosamine, chondroitin and Omega-3’s.
We see the demand for both mussel powder and mussel oil increase every year, and this combined with extraordinary results from clinical studies demonstrates that these products work well.
Refined Fish Oil
We have used sustainably harvested, refined fish oil to compliment the green-lipped mussel oil in our Skin, Coat & Mobility Supplement. This oil comes from three species of fish; anchovy, sardine, and mackerel. These fish oils are suitable for human consumption and have various health benefits, including their rich omega levels. Therefore, they help with improving the condition of animals skin and coat and reduce allergic itching.
Pacific Whole PilchardsOur Whole Pilchard's come from the pristine waters surrounding New Zealand. Pilchards (AKA Sardines) have high levels of Omega-3, EPA and DHA, and B vitamins, which help to improve coat condition. They are also rich in glucosamine, chondroitin and calcium, which can help to support bone health, muscle mass and support healthy teeth.
Sourced straight from New Zealand's fertile pastures, free-range venison is used to make treats across both our cat and dog product range. Venison has fewer calories but more protein than other types of meat, making it a great high-value ingredient. It is rich in essential vitamins and minerals and great for ensuring your pet is getting enough protein in their diet.
New Zealand Sheep Liver
We have sourced pure raw sheep liver straight from New Zealand fertile grasslands. It is used to make freeze-dried treats in our canine range. Liver is a vitamin rich protein, containing naturally high levels of iron, zinc and essential fatty acids. It is also naturally rich Vitamin B12, so makes a great energy-boosting snack for Dogs. Liver can also support healthy vision.
New Zealand Beef
Sourced straight from New Zealand's fertile pastures, raw beef heart is used to make treats across both our cat and dog product range. Beef heart is rich in B-Vitamins and essential fatty acids, which can help to keep your pets coat shiny and silky. Above all, beef heart will offer a healthy boost of minerals, proteins, and nutrients for your pet.