We want only the best ingredients for your pets and each of our protein packs to make Umameo treats, contains 100g of organic ground almonds. We also advise adding fresh ground almonds as one of the main ingredients in our homemade recipes as they deliver a massive amount of nutrients.
Almonds are loaded with anti-oxidants. These help protect against oxidative stress, which can damage molecules in your pet’s cells and contribute to inflammation, ageing and diseases like cancer. They are also high in protein, fibre, manganese, Vitamin E and magnesium, as well as some copper, Vitamin B2 and phosphorus. Your dog will smell all these nutrients in the homemade food containing these powerful nutrient-packed ground almonds!
For all itchy pets out there that may suffer from atopic dermatitis where they have a deficiency in the skin barrier that makes them more sensitive to allergens, the nutrients almonds provide are second to none. Almonds have one of the highest sources of Vitamin E which helps build up cell membranes and contributes to a healthier skin – essential for all itchy, atopic pets out there!
They also contribute to a feeling of fullness as they are full of healthy fibre which benefits our overweight pets too.
Remember that the only nuts to avoid in our dogs are macadamia nuts – they are toxic. Avoid feeding pistachio nuts as they have a strong risk of blockage with their hard shell and although there is no proof, some people recommend not feeding walnuts to their dogs.