The Power of Oats

If you're looking for answers to improve your dog's health, you've come to the right place!​

About 10 years ago, we were completely overwhelmed and confused about how to help our puppy, Katie. As we shared in our story, she was miserable. She suffered from digestive problems and rashes that led to hot spots. Sadly, she spent most of her first year wearing a cone. Desperate to find a solution that didn’t involve drugs, our founder, Bruce, knew the answer had to be in Katie’s food. As a recovering junk food addict himself, he realized that most of the ingredients in the food we eat are highly processed, and that dog products, in general, are even worse than people food. Bruce found the solution to Katie’s health problems in switching her diet to one rich in organic oats, vegetables, and simple source of protein. And as this before and after picture shows, having your dog happy and healthy makes all the difference in the world!
Our dog suffered from digestion problems, rashes, and hot spots A diet rich in organic oats and simple proteins cured our dog of her health problems.

Real Food Builds Long-lasting Health

It makes sense that unprocessed, real ingredients are the key to your dog’s health. Just as processed foods have wreaked havoc with the health of people, they have created a similar result in our dogs. Unfortunately, chronic and even life-threatening health diagnoses such as skin ailments, digestive problems, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease have become far too commonplace with our pets.

But in Bruce’s research and experimentation with all different recipes, he uncovered one secret ingredient that, more than any other, has made an enormous difference in Katie’s health.

The Secret Ingredient to Helping Your Dog Live a Healthier Life is OATS!

After doing LOTS OF RESEARCH on all different kinds of diets and ingredients, Bruce uncovered the miracle of oats. Not only did he learn that oats are incredibly healthy for dogs, but he also discovered that they have also been a dietary staple for dogs for ages. Why? Well, as horses and cattle became domesticated, oats were planted to feed the farm animals. And guess who else ate the oats? That’s right. Dogs!

And while there’s not a lot of research on dogs and oat-based diets, the little bits that exist suggest that many of the health benefits human’s experience from eating oats may also be associated with dogs.

Interested in learning more? Here’s a quick review of the known benefits of oats:

  • A Nutritious Superfood

    Oats are a nutritious source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

  • Powerful Antioxidants

    Rich in avenanthramide (an antioxidant found almost exclusively in oats), a proven plant-based polyphenol that's known to help lower blood pressure as well as have anti-inflammatory and anti-itching effects.

  • Healthy Fats & Proteins

    They contain more healthy fats and proteins than most grains

  • Heart Healthy Soluble Fiber

    Oats contain a powerful soluble fiber called beta-glucan, which is known to reduce bad cholesterol as well as improve blood sugar control and insulin response.

  • Healthier Body Weight

    Diets rich in oats also improve the sense of fullness and satiety, which may lead to healthier body weight.

  • Improves Gut Health

    Oats support the growth of good gut bacteria, which aids in digestion.

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."

– Hippocrates

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