Contains: 100% Dried Spinach
Shown in the bowl are the full contents of a single 2oz pack. There is almost one full pound of raw weight spinach in every 1oz pack.
🔺Health Benefits of Spinach:
Spinach is considered a leafy green super food packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and both soluble and insoluble fiber. It is heart healthy, cancer fighting and can ease constipation and indigestion.
We talk a lot about the benefits insoluble fiber has on the gut and digestive system, but what benefits are there to soluble fiber?
Soluble fiber that dissolves in water turns into a gel-like substance lowering your dog’s bad cholesterol and blood sugars and feeds the good bacteria in their gut.
Types of soluble fibers found in spinach:
- Nitrates: Excellent for promoting heart health.
- Kaempferol: Decreases risk of cancer and chronic diseases.
- Quercetin: Reduces the risk of infections and inflammation. Spinach is one of the richest sources of Quercetin.
- Chlorophyll: Fights infections and boosts the immune system.
- Zeaxanthrin and Lutein: Protects the eyes against sunlight damage and improves visibility of contrast between light and dark.
🚫 Dietary Warning:
Spinach contains oxalates which can affect your dog’s metabolism. When oxalate levels are high, they can create crystals that block calcium absorption and reduce the overall levels of calcium in the body. Since oxalates build up in the kidneys, spinach is not recommended for animals living with kidney disease. However in an otherwise healthy dog, they would have to consume nearly his weight in spinach to be affected.
Added fruits and veggies should not exceed more than 10% of a dog or cat’s daily intake.
🔺Important Notes About Fruits & Vegetables:
Dogs are not born with the required enzyme needed to break down the plant cell walls called cellulose. Therefore it is important to cook/blend/purée/dehydrate or steam to allow them enjoy the full nutritional benefits of fruits and vegetables. By dehydrating them ahead of time for you, the antioxidants, vitamins and minerals of the fruits and vegetables we offer increases in it’s bioavailability to your pet!