Manta Shrimp POWDER Topper Dog Treat
This mixture is essentially the mantis shrimp milled into granular powder.
Another Great Topper idea !
If you are not sure about going the 100% single SHRIMP route, Perhaps consider it in this mix: Bruce’s AMAZING SEAFOOD GUMBO (Dog Treat) It contains One third each of: Shark Cartilage COARSE powder. WHOLE ground Sardine. Whole ground Mantis Shrimp.
It includes the full mantis shrimp that you will find in the whole shrimp packs.
Curiously this treat is very easy to eat, any size dog can manage to eat the shrimp powder.
Putting aside the extremely healthy whole mantis shrimp nutrition profile, we found out some extremely interesting and important properties of the shell that might amaze you too.
Shrimp shell contains a lot of the chemical chitosan.
“Chitosan is a dietary fibre derived from chitin, which is the molecule that forms the outer shells of crustaceans (shellfish). The structure of chitosan is made of N-acetylglucosamine, bound to glucosamine.” Ref 2
Other research has shown that it might be so useful in the fight against obesity and cholesterol, that you can actually find it packaged up as medication for humans.
The study shown in Ref 1 showed that “chitosan reduced weight gain and blood cholesterol levels in the rats…. taken as a dietary supplement, the chemical chitosan increased the ratio of ‘good’ versus ‘bad’ cholesterol levels.” They also predicted that its properties might help in “fight against heart disease and stroke”
If your dog has had loose stools, more animal based fibre might just also be of great value in solidifying them, and feeding the good bacteria in their intestine biome. Conversely it has been used with humans to assist in constipation.
But as said, the crumble package that we provide is a combination of the dissembled parts of the whole shrimp, so there is protein and all the other nutrtion value too.
INGREDIENTS: Australian single ingredient Mantis shrimp POWDERED. NO additives, fillers etc.
REF 1 Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology. Lead author Dr. Shahdat Hossain from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Jahangirnagar University
REF 2 A source of dietary fibre from shellfish that has been shown to help improve weight loss By: Articles by a Naturopathic Doctor ( N.D.)