All of our ingredients are carefully selected for their nutrient value and flavor appeal to dogs. Although our products are intended to be used as snacks and do not meet a dog's full daily nutrition requirements, they are full of vitamins and nutritious value.
We use 100% Organic Ingredients in our biscuits. Our dog treats contain NO preservatives, NO additives, NO GMO (genetically modified organisms), No artificial flavors or colors, No salt, No sugar, No by-products, No chemicals, No pesticides, and No Wheat, Rice, Corn or Soy.
You won't find anything in our ingredients that you can't recognize or pronounce.
In order to keep our prices reasonable, we’ve broken our organic rule on our dehydrated meats. They are sourced from farms in the USA and contain no added hormones, antibiotics or chemicals of any kind but are not certified organic. We do not add fillers or ingredients of any kind to add weight to the product. Unlike some jerky products, we don’t grind and reshape our treats including inedible pieces; we just slice the meat, remove the fat and dehydrate.
All of the ingredients in our treats have nutritional value; there are no empty calories.
As always, use good judgment in feeding your dog. Feed 1 to 8 treats per day, depending on your dog's weight. Treats should not make up more than 10% of your dog's diet. If your dog is overweight, feed less and provide more opportunity for exercise.
None of our biscuits are rock hard and can be broken into smaller pieces. The biscuits made with oat flour are softer than the grain free style biscuits so they're a good alternative for older dogs with teeth issues.
Fresh drinking water should always be available.
Break off suitably sized pieces depending on your dog's weight. Break off tiny pieces for training.
Our Meat Wrapped Fruits may not be suitable for toy breeds, dogs less than 10 lbs or less than 6 months of age. If the treat is too hard or too large for your dog, soak in water for a few minutes prior to feeding. This will soften the treat so you can break off smaller pieces.
As with any treat, monitor your dog to be sure the treat is adequately chewed. Gulping any item can be harmful or even fatal to a dog.
IngredientsPROTEINS are the building blocks in animal nutrition and essential to regulate their
metabolism and maintain healthy nails, skin and coat.
- Our meats and poultry have no added hormones, antibiotics or chemicals of any kind.
- Our grain free biscuits are made with bean flours, a great source of protein and fiber.
- Our homemade peanut butter is made from scratch with organic peanuts, custom
- blended dog-friendly spices (listed below) and extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil.
Fruits & Veggies are essential to a dog’s diet. ALL of our biscuits include 100% organic FRESH organic fruits and vegetables.LEGUMES:
Legumes are most famous for their protein content. They tend to be great sources of protein for non-meat eaters. They’re also great sources of minerals and fiber. Because of their fiber content, they don’t spike insulin levels and inhibit fat loss as grains and other simple carbohydrates do.
Legumes Are Rich In The Following Nutrients: Calcium, Dietary fiber, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Protein, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Vitamin B6 and Zinc
Peanuts are in the Legume family. We make our own peanut butter from dry roasted unsalted peanuts and coconut oil. Peanuts are a healthy, high-protein treat for dogs. Peanuts are high in good quality protein and are a good source of monounsaturated oils and a good source of dietary fiber as well as being rich in antioxidants.
Black beans, Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) and Green Peas are also in the legume family
Peas are a good source of the B vitamin Thiamin, phosphorous, and potassium.Carob is a legume from the same family as peas and beans and is used as an alternative to cocoa and chocolate. Carob contains vitamins A, B, B1, B2, B3, B6, D, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, manganese, and about 8 percent protein. It's also very rich in fiber and pectin, and low in sodium. Pectin helps to eliminate toxins from the body.
Carob does not contain theobromine, caffeine, phenylethylamine or fromamide, stimulants in commercial chocolate that are toxic to dogs and cats. It also does not contain oxalic acid, which hinders absorption of calcium and zinc. Carob has a natural, mild, sweet taste of its own, so it doesn't need sugar to sweeten it.
Sweet Potato is one of the best vegetables you can eat. They're loaded with carotenoids, vitamin C, Vitamin B6 potassium, and fiber and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Manganese.
Pumpkin is a good source of fibre and beta carotene (a source of vitamin A). Dogs need fibre in their diet. The current trend is towards highly digestible diets that lower stool volume and this is not necessarily a good thing. Keeping the GI tract moving helps keep the cells lining the gut healthy.
Kale is a leafy green cruciferous vegetable that is chock-full of essential vitamins A, C and K as well as minerals like copper, potassium, iron, manganese and phosphorus. This super green is packed to max with nutrition that puts it high on the list of the world's healthiest foods. The possible health benefits of consuming kale include improving blood glucose control in diabetics, lowering the risk of cancer, lowering blood pressure, improving bone health, lowering the risk of developing asthma and more.
Dark leafy greens like Spinach are important for skin and hair, bone health, and provide protein, iron, vitamins and minerals. This healthy green is full of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. Spinach has an extremely high nutritional value and is rich in antioxidants. It is a good source of vitamins A, B2, C and K, and also contains magnesium, manganese, folate, iron, calcium and potassium.
Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidants and phytonutrients, which are thought to help protect the heart and reduce the risk of cancer. They are the richest source of beta-carotene, a precursor to Vitamin A, which is essential for good vision, especially night vision. Adequate Vitamin A also helps protect humans from macular degeneration and could have the same benefit for our pets. Foods high in carotenoids are also thought to be beneficial for blood sugar regulation. They may be inversely associated with insulin resistance and high blood sugar levels.Zucchini is a good source of magnesium and phosphorus, making it an excellent food to include in your dog's diet for building and maintaining healthy bones. Another benefit of zucchini is its high vitamin C content, which is a powerful antioxidant known to provide protection against cardiovascular disease. Zucchini contains additional cardiovascular protective nutrients such as folate and vitamin B6.
FRUITS and BERRIES:
Cranberries have many health benefits for dogs. Cranberries are rich in vitamins including A, B1, B2, C, and are full of minerals and antioxidants. Cranberries are also an excellent supplement to your dog’s diet for the promotion of urinary tract health.
Bananas are also a good source of potassium which benefits the muscular system. Their sweetness usually makes them a favourite of dogs.
We use organic Apples and include some of the skin. Apples with the skin on are full of plant chemicals (phytonutrients) that are thought to be protective against some types of cancer in humans. They are a source of vitamins A and C and fibre. Apple seeds, however, contain cyanide so your dog should not be allowed to eat the core.
MEDICINAL HERBS AND SPICES:
We use Ceylon Cinnamon, Real Cinnamon, NOT the predominant spice, Cassia, typically sold as cinnamon in supermarkets. Ceylon Cinnamon is a natural anti-inflammatory and is good for senior dogs struggling with arthritis. Since medieval times, cinnamon bark has been associated with treating many ailments. It contains calcium, phosphorous, iron, sodium, potassium, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin C and A and has been used as a traditional herbal treatment for diabetes for many years. Research shows that 1 in every 400 dogs are now diabetic, so, choose dog biscuits with added 'bark' in the form of cinnamon to help protect your beloved pooch from following the trend.
Curcumin, an ingredient of Turmeric, contains the most beneficial components of this spice. Curcumin is an anti-inflammatory and can be helpful for painful inflammatory conditions like arthritis, a common problem in dogs. Curcumin is also believed to stimulate bile production in the liver and is a blood thinner, helping to prevent clots and excess cholesterol accumulation. It is an antioxidant and has anti-cancer properties as well. Turmeric is a powerful spice with so many benefits for dogs.
The fresh flavor of Fresh Mint helps to freshen your dog’s breath. It can also be soothing to the stomach and nervous system and help alleviate nausea. Mint leaves eliminate toxins from the body and when included in the diet on a regular basis, eliminates bacteria and fungus from the body.
Not only is the root of the Ginger herb delicious, but it’s been highly prized for centuries as a medicinal herb. It is excellent for dogs with a sensitive stomach.
Parsley has long been thought to improve doggie breath. We use organic chopped parsley for added flavor and color. Parsley can also be a good source of calcium, potassium, and beta-carotene.
At Bone Bons, we make everything from scratch. We use only high grade organic Vanilla Beans from Mannix Vanilla, a local family owned business using pure organic vanilla, without chemicals, additives, sugar or corn syrup, processed and bottled by hand. Vanilla beans contain small amounts of B-complex group of vitamins which help in enzyme synthesis, nervous system function and regulating body metabolism. This spice also contains small traces of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese, iron and zinc.
Chia is the richest non-marine whole food source of Omega-3 and dietary fiber Chia seeds have some incredible effects on health, both for humans and animals. These seeds contain large quantities of protein, five times the calcium of milk, boron (a trace mineral that aids in the absorption of calcium into the bones), Omega oils 3 and 6, and can help regulate blood sugar levels and aid in maintaining a healthy weight. The seeds of chia plants can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels and blood pressure, and reduce risk of heart disease. Pets with blood sugar control issues have been helped in particular. Diabetic pets can receive lower insulin dosages, and some go off it altogether.Hemp Seed is very high in digestible protein and contains the highest concentration of essential fatty acids (Omega 6, Omega 3 and GLA) of any all natural plant source. These healthy fats are proven to improve skin, hair, heart health, cognitive functioning, and inflammation, a major contributor to arthritis. There is also increasing scientific evidence that Omega 3 and Omega 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids may play important roles in animals with conditions such as pruritic skin disease, atopic dermatitis, allergies, degenerative joint disease, neoplasia, thromboembolic disease and eosinophilic granuloma complex.
Flax Seed is loaded with vitamins as well as Omega 3 and lignans which promote a shiny coat and help decrease inflammation.
Dogs love the aroma and licorice taste of anise. Anise Seed clear respiratory tracts which can soothe a coughing or sneezing dog. They also relieve gas, alieve cramps, and generally aid the digestion tract. It has the added benefit of being good for bad breath too!
Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Coconut Oil contains medium chain fatty acids, including lauric acid (also found in human breast milk) and caprilic acid. VCO contains anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties due to these medium-chain fatty acids.
Rendered Duck Fat: It sounds fattening, doesn’t it? Many people are unaware of the health benefits to duck fat. Duck fat contains 35.7% saturates, 50.5% monounsaturates (high in linoleic acid) and 13.7% polyunsaturated fats.(Which contains Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential oils). This compares to olive oil which is: 75% monounsaturated fat (mostly oleic acid) 13% saturated fat and 10% Omega-6 linoleic acid and 2% Omega-3 linoleic acid. The main difference between chicken, turkey and duck is that duck contains more linoleic acid, which chicken and turkey contain a higher amount of polyunsaturated fats.NATURAL SWEETENERS:
For over 2,000 years people have used Honey for its miraculous health benefits. Recent research confirmed honey's beneficial antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects on wound healing, where conventional treatments, including antibiotics, had failed. It contains about the same amount of antioxidants as spinach, apples, bananas, oranges and strawberries and has shown that it can improve blood antioxidants and help prevent narrowing of the arteries.
Grade B Maple Syrup is an excellent source of the mineral Manganese, which supports antioxidant defense. It is also a terrific source of Zinc. Zinc not only acts as an antioxidant, but also an immune system supporter and is very beneficial to the function of the heart. The vitamins present in pure Grade B maple syrup are PP (Niacin), B5 (Pantothenic Acid), B2 (Riboflavin), Folic Acid, B6 (Pyridoxine), Biotin, and Vitamin A, a versatile vitamin, playing diverse roles in vision, maintenance of body linings and skin, and immune defenses.
Yogurt is a good source of available calcium and protein. We use organic yogurt in our frosted cookies. It has live active bacteria and no sugars or artificial sweeteners. The active bacteria acts as probiotics.
Although Eggs are not technically in the dairy family, they’re a great source of very digestible protein, riboflavin, and selenium. For some dogs that are prone to digestive upset, eggs can give them a little protein boost. Adding eggs to your dog’s food is a healthy treat. We buy our eggs from local Florida farms.OUR FLOURS:
Bone Bons uses NO wheat, rice, corn or soy in any of our products. These grains and flours are not good for dogs and typically create allergies because there is so much of it used in pet foods today as fillers.
We use only organic flours so they are "clean" - no pesticides or chemicals of any kind. Our Grain Free biscuits are made with Garbanzo, Black Bean, Green Pea and Coconut Flours.
Oats and Barley are a good source of soluble fibre. This can be beneficial for some older dogs that may have trouble maintaining bowel regularity. They are also an alternative source of grain for dogs that are allergic to wheat and can be fed in conjunction with probiotics to enhance their function.