Inclusions are the fruits and vegetables that make up the unique flavor combinations of our snacks. All of our inclusions are sourced from the United States or Mexico. These inclusions are also minimally processed and sourced from regions where we know they are guaranteed quality.
For some of our inclusions that are more fragile or contain higher moisture, we utilize an innovative process called Microdrying. This process helps to retain more nutrients, flavor and natural color than freeze-dried or dehydrated ingredients. This technology is utilized on all inclusions except squash, which has been dehydrated; squash is rich in minerals like iron and potassium, contains vitamins A, C and E, and due to its high fiber content, squash is great for supporting dogs’ digestion.
This process combines microwave energy with vacuum pressure to control the temperature at which liquids boil and subsequently evaporate. This form of liquid evaporation is described as a major advancement in the dehydration of sensitive materials because it maintains product attributes that are easily damaged by extreme temperatures, including color, flavor, texture, nutrients and live or active organisms.
All Microdried inclusions are produced without any preservatives, additives, fillers or artificial flavors or colors. These fruits and vegetables include:
Blueberry: A tasty superfood fruit that is low in calories, but high in nutrients including fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants. It has the highest overall levels of antioxidants out of any common fruit or vegetable.
Cranberry: A member of the same family as blueberries with similar superfood properties. They have been found to have the highest natural levels of phenols, a type of antioxidant. They have also been linked to supporting urinary health.
Mango: A superfood loaded with over 20 different vitamins and minerals. It’s also a great source of fiber and one of the best natural sources of vitamin C.
Apple: A delicious source of fiber and many essential vitamins. They’re also loaded with vitamin C and polyphenols, an important group of antioxidants.
Sweet Potato: A naturally gluten-free and nutrient-dense root vegetable. Packed with fiber and rich in antioxidants, it is a resistant starch that early research shows may help nurture healthy gut bacteria.