CANADA: Premium pet brand Natural Pet Science has launched a line of hemp-based health-conscious pet treats infused with crickets – yes, crickets! – to provide a one-of-a-kind snacking experience for pets. The launch features two of the Vancouver-based brand’s inaugural pet treats: Slim’Dog, a weight control formula for dogs, and Calm’Cat, a calming formula for cats. Both pet treat formulas bolster a rich supply of protein and Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids tailored for dogs and cats, thanks to their unique hemp- and cricket-based blends. Mixed with pet-friendly ingredients readily-sourced from Mother Nature, like sweet potatoes, lentils, chickpeas, and coconut meal, these treats are super healthy, yummy, and good for the environment.
So why hemp? Hemp is a “superfood” known to be an excellent non-meat protein source alternative because it’s packed with rich nutrients and minerals essential for a healthy diet, including Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Natural Pet Science incorporates different variations of the hemp plant in its pet treat formulas – all of which boost the nutritional value of every Natural Pet Science treat.
But that’s not the only ‘super ingredient’ in Natural Pet Science treats. The forward-thinking brand incorporates crickets in its recipes to give the treats another nutritional mega-boost. Not only do crickets boast a whopping nine different essential amino acids, but these critters are also very eco-friendly. They produce 80 times less methane than cattle-sourced protein and require 10 times less water for each kilogram of protein they produce. That is a massive reduction in carbon impact, packing in protein with far less harm to Mother Nature.
The sustainability of Natural Pet Science’s ingredients is a conscious choice by the brand as it encourages owners and their pets to live a more natural and healthier lifestyle. Plus, crickets are just fun to eat.
“The idea was to give our beloved family cat, Hammie, the same benefits our human clients have been getting,” Ciska Asriel, co-founder of the brand’s parent company EastWest Science, says. “As animal lovers, we were disappointed by the lack of all-natural plant-based options available in today’s pet treat market, so we set out to produce an alternative for people that is healthy for their pets and healthy for the environment using unique ingredients like hemp and crickets.”
Natural Pet Science’s Slim’Dog is a healthy and tasty option for dog owners worried about their pooch maintaining a stable weight but who still want to shower their pet with yummy treats. The weight control hemp- and cricket-based formula contains natural ingredients that help support weight control and maintain energy levels, providing pets with the health benefits they need to live a healthy and happy life.
Similarly, Natural Pet Science’s Calm’Cat is a scrumptious and safe alternative for cat owners looking to keep their furry friend’s anxiety at bay without using harmful substances. The calming formula extracts proteins, fibers and calming properties from natural sources, like valerian root and chamomile flowers, to keep pets in a happy mood throughout the day. Pet owners can purchase Slim’Dog and Calm’Cat treats through online retailers Well and Amazon and at independent retail stores across Canada.
It doesn’t stop there. Natural Pet Science, the pet-focused arm under premium Canadian health company EastWest Science, will soon release more pet treat formulas boasting equally smart, healthy recipes that are natural and delicious. Future Natural Pet Science pet treats to look out for are Chill’Dog, Play’n Dog, Quick’Cat and Happy’Cat.