I Yam what I YamEver think about how your dog’s nutrition may prevent either acute or chronic illnesses?  It’s not just the daily meals going into him/her that matter.  Treats can promote good health just as much as daily meals.  The ingredients I’m listing here might be what you need to add to your dog’s daily intake either through meals or treats.  Let’s see why:

These are my “I Yam what I Yam” Chips made from Sweet Potatoes (not the same as yams) but the terms are often mixed and the yam suited this Wag Bag name best, I thought 🙂  Sweet potatoes are rich in fibre, Vitamin A, Beta-Carotene, and Potassium among several other vitamin and mineral nutrients in smaller quantities.  This means that they can help improve heart health, skin health, muscle cramps and even the prevention of diabetes!

Can't be Beet

Can’t Beet This Chips: Red beets are a low-calorie food, and also a good dietary fibre. Fibre plays an important role in digestive tract health, helping to prevent constipation and facilitating the movement of food through the intestines.  Red beets provide a good source of folic acid which is an essential vitamin that helps in the development and maintenance of new cells in the body.  They also contain beta-carotene, a precursor molecule to vitamin A that boosts eye health. The phytochemicals that give beets their red color belong to a group called betalains. Betalains act as antioxidants, destroying free radicals that could damage cells when consumed and lead to chronic disease such as heart disease and cancer.  And since these are just some of the benefits of beets, how could I possibly not include them in Caesar’s diet?!

Kookoo for Kale Chips

Finally, my Kookoo for Kale Chips
Kale is beneficial for eyesight because they are also a great source of beta carotene as well as lutein and zeaxathin which helps to reduce the risk of chronic eye diseases, age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.  Kale chips contain a variety of other important nutrients including vitamin C which supports healthy immune function and skin health,  as well as vitamin K for proper blood clotting. The olive oil I use to make these chips also contains vitamin E, a fat-soluble vitamin with antioxidant properties.
As many of you might suspect, these chips are edible by humans due to their natural ingredients!  Anyone can make these treats but many people might not like to take the time to do so.  If you would like to get some Wag Bags for your own dog or for a friend with a dog, just contact me through DogtorCaesar@hotmail.com — Wag Bags are $8 per bag or 2 bags for $15 (plus shipping if needed) and I believe they would make a great gift for any dog!
Available through this holiday season (Dec 2015) while quantities last!!

“Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.”- Hippocrates

Dr. Menen

4 responses »

    • Dr. Menen says:

      just let me know what you would like — I can send it by express post to you but would have to charge for shipping… unless you’re visiting Ontario and would like to drop by one of our clinics?

      • would like to orderthe 3 treats for my schnauzers. pease advise me of hipping cost to tennessee zip 37343. thanks. kristie

      • Dr. Menen says:

        Hello Kristie,
        Thanks so much for your interest; however, I am not shipping bags out at this time :(. This particular offer was limited to the holiday season (ended Jan 2013) but I might be re-creating the bags at another holiday time. Thanks again for your interest!!

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