Australian SQUID Dog Treats, Organic ..
OUR SQUID dog treats is just 100% squid. Nothing added, nothing taken away.
We usually provide mostly full squids in the packs uncut, as this preserves their moisture level on integrity. Other companies will add preservatives and colouring and wheat or glycerine and cut them into little chunks so the original squid is no longer recognisable – that just helps disguise how artificial their products are. You will always get the genuine product with us, and usually as whole and natural as possible !
Why do you want 1 Kg of Squid dog treats. Well obviously there is the savings, but it is likely that after your dog has tried them, they will want many more. My dog found these probably as attractive or more so than as his favourite meat dog treats. Just keep them in pantry conditions to keep them in their best shape.
You will notice that the image of these treats has a sumptuous brown sheen to the treat. Differing drying temperatures are responsible for the deep colour and luster.
While the squid size is often about 200 mm, they can vary anywhere between 100 mm and 300 mm. They are typically about 50 mm wide and 20 mm deep. These are 100% natural wild squid caught in Australian waters and vary with the season.
Its worth remembering that Meat protein is the best thing for your dog, and really assists most dogs on a grain or vegetable diet (the bulk of commercial dog food). And if you feed dogs a lot of meat in their diet, feeding them something more rare, to give them a different protein profile is also very useful for assisting their health.
Because they rarely eat squid (I am guessing) its also likely to be hypo allergenic.
Because your dog is eating a small sea creature, any concerns you might have about large long living sea creatures and heavy metals is also solved. These squid tend to be relatively small and young and are just ones diverted from human food sea catch, to the dog treat chain. You are exceptionally lucky that we are able to source these for now !
These squid dog treats are chewy and pliable, if they dry out they will become more brittle but not dangerous to eat. They are 100% and dried well so they will last anywhere between 6-12 months in pantry conditions.
Squid Nutrition Data
Mineral composition : They are high in Phosphorous, Copper and Selenium.
The squid are also high in Vitamin C, Riboflavin and vitamin B12 (good for dog energy).
Protein wise they are likely to be about 45% by dry weight (ie 10% water). And typically 733 KJ per 100g (that is the value we found on the nutritiondata site).
They have 18% fat (when only 10% water content) Which is higher than some of our other fish treats but below sardine. However just like Sardine they are low in Saturated fat and high in Omega 3
You should note that out of 100g of squid jerky (at 10% water) is likely to have around: Omega 3 (DHA) plus Omega 6 (EPA) amounts add up to 5.3 grams or 5,300 mg. Noting that in 1 capsule of Salmon fish oil (1 ml) there is typically only 180 mg Omega 6 and 120 mg Omega 3 = 300 mg total. That means that 100g of squid has the equivalent of about 17.6 fish oil capsules!