Whether you are a new dog owner or have owned your furry friend for some time, you will certainly want to ensure that your dog is as happy and healthy as possible. Luckily, an entire industry has emerged to make your job much easier. Spending just a few minutes on the Internet, you can find everything from advanced dog toys that can make your dog smarter to handheld pet massagers.
At House of Barkleigh, we are proud to sell a wide range of products that your dog will love. In this post, however, we want to highlight one specific product for your dog that is not only delicious, but extremely healthy. The product is Spiced Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies. These cookies are baked by hand and are made of the finest human-made ingredients. Your dog will absolutely love them.
More than that, however, the ingredients in these spiced pumpkin oatmeal cookies offer many benefits on a scientific level. These carefully chosen ingredients can make your dog healthier in a vast number of ways. For instance, these cookies can improve your dog’s digestive health, ease the symptoms of constipation and diarrhoea, promote and maintain healthy gut bacteria, reduce inflammation, and more.
To put it simply, this isn’t your average dog cookie. Not only will these spiced pumpkin oatmeal cookies help your dog live a healthier and more comfortable life, but your dog will be begging for more.
The Ingredients in Our Spiced Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
Our spiced pumpkin oatmeal cookies do not contain things like butter, flour, added colours, salt, sugar, or artificial flavours or preservatives. We wanted to make these cookies as delicious and flavourful as possible while using natural ingredients. Because of this, we took our time to carefully select human-grade ingredients that have been carefully and sustainably sourced.
For instance, one of the key ingredients in these cookies is oats. It is easy to forget that oats are actually a herb. In both humans and dogs, oats have been shown to provide significant nutritional value and health benefits. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, oats are also rich in ingredients like magnesium, zinc, thiamine, and phosphorus. Magnesium, for instance, can help with your dog’s muscle health, organ health, and even mental health. Thiamine (also known as Vitamin B1) is known for many things, including its ability to promote your dog’s brain and cognitive function.
Most critically, however, oats contain beta-glucan. Essentially, beta-glucan is a soluble fiber found in things like yeast, certain mushrooms, and, yes, oats. Beta-glucan provides a number of health benefits, including lower cholesterol and a boosted immune system. Fiber generally can help dogs regulate their blood glucose levels and provide relief if they are experiencing irregular bowel movements.
Ultimately, oats may seem like a standard ingredient in many different foods. The fact that they are “standard,” however, does not mean that they aren’t special. Oats have tremendous health benefits (particularly digestive benefits) for both people and dogs. Studies in the British Journal of Nutrition, for instance, found that oats, among other things, play an important role in digestive health and general metabolic health. Because of this, we are proud to use oats as a key ingredient in our spiced pumpkin oatmeal cookies.
Beyond oats, our spiced pumpkin oatmeal cookies contain goat’s milk. If you haven’t tried goat’s milk, it is somewhat similar to cow’s milk. However, there are some key differences. Goat’s milk has more protein, calcium, and fat per cup than cow’s milk. On the other side, goat’s milk has less lactose and cholesterol than cow’s milk. Less lactose means that goat’s milk is easier to digest than cow’s milk.
Goat’s milk is so beneficial for your dog because it is packed with calcium, minerals, vitamins, and probiotics. It packs such a powerful punch that the Journal of American Medicine once called goat’s milk “the most complete food known.”
What makes goat’s milk so special for your dog is that it is easily digestible. This is because goat’s milk contains fat molecules that are one-fifth the size of those in cow’s milk. These smaller fat molecules make goat’s milk a terrific alternative for all dogs—even those with digestive issues.
There have been several clinical trials that analysed the effectiveness of goat’s milk. For instance, in one study by researchers from the University of Grenada, researchers carried out a comparative study between goat’s milk and cow’s milk. Among the findings were that goat’s milk was found to help with the digestive and metabolic utilization of minerals like calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and iron.
Therefore, by including goat’s milk in our spiced pumpkin oatmeal cookies, we are letting your furry friend take advantage of ingredients that can help with digestion. Compared to cow’s milk, goat’s milk can make your dog feel much better while enjoying this fabulous treat. We source our goat’s milk from the hills of Tasmania. In sum, you can be confident that the goat’s milk in our spiced pumpkin oatmeal cookies is of the highest quality.
Our next great ingredient in our spiced pumpkin oatmeal cookies is, you guessed it, pumpkin. Pumpkin isn’t just for the fall months or for your favourite pumpkin spiced latte. It is an essential part of the formula for these dog cookies.
You may be wondering why we decided to use pumpkin in the first place. It isn’t just because of the flavour (we are certain that your dog will love it). Rather, we decided to use pumpkin because it is a miracle vegetable for dogs.
Dogs can take advantage of many different health benefits from pumpkins. As an example, pumpkin is a terrific source of fiber. Because of this, it can aid in your dog’s digestion and address symptoms like constipation and diarrhoea. Pumpkin can better hydrate your dog and help him or her lose weight. Pumpkins can even help improve your dog’s skin and coat through a healthy amount of zinc and Vitamin A.
So why is pumpkin so special? Pumpkin is essentially a miracle vegetable because it contains a wide range of nutrients. While pumpkin is low in calories, it contains a high amount of Vitamin A and potassium, along with notable amounts of Vitamin C, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, and more. Like oats, pumpkin also contains a good amount of beta-carotene, which can go a long way to improve your dog’s immune system and gut health.
To truly understand the effectiveness of pumpkin, let’s return to the research. One study that was published in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry found that pumpkin can improve insulin resistance and slow down the progression of illnesses like diabetes. The National Cancer Institute states that the beta-carotene found in pumpkins can actually play a role in helping prevent cancer. Another study found that regular consumption of carotenoid beta-cryptoxanthin, which is found in pumpkins, can lead to a reduced risk of inflammatory disorders.
There is plenty of research out there to show why pumpkins are truly a miracle vegetable. Better yet, our cookies are packed with pumpkin, allowing your dog to take advantage of all of these health benefits. In sum, we didn’t include pumpkin just because we thought it was trendy or that it would get us noticed on Twitter. Rather, pumpkin is an essential ingredient because of all the health benefits it provides to your dog.
Ginger, Turmeric, and Cinnamon
Finally, we include several other important ingredients in our spiced pumpkin oatmeal cookies. These ingredients are ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon.
Ginger, like some of the other ingredients listed above, can play a large role in promoting healthy bowel movements in your dog. But this isn’t where the benefits end. As a natural resource, ginger has many antiviral and anti-toxic properties. It is a natural anti-inflammatory, meaning that it is not hard on your dog’s stomach. Several studies have also shown that the enzymes in ginger break up and expel the gases in the intestinal tract during digestion, leading to comfort for both humans and dogs.
As for turmeric, it contains many medicinal properties for your dog. For instance, curcumin (a substance found in turmeric) is known for its anti-inflammatory pro