Are Khyber’s Dog treats really made with 100% all-natural, plant-based ingredients?
Yes! Our all-natural dog treats are made with only the very best natural ingredients. For too long some dog foods & snacks have been made with cheap or lower quality ingredients. Many treats are filled with additives, fillers, and in some cases even synthetic preservatives (yikes!) We simply couldn’t get on board with that.
What are the health benefits of Khyber’s plant-based superfood treats & toppers?
Our superfood treats and toppers are packed full of healthy, clean & simple 100% plant based ingredients. Curious about our ingredients? We’ve mapped out some of the potential health benefits of each one for you!
All Natural Unsweetened Peanut Butter – A great source of protein, heart healthy fats, vitamin B, niacin and vitamin E.
Oats – A virtual super food for your pets. Oats are a healthy, fibre rich and low allergen food for your dog. They are an excellent alternative carbohydrate for dogs who may be sensitive to wheat or other grains. Oats are very low in sugars and are an excellent source of high quality protein. They also contain Vitamin B which may help to maintain a healthy coat and linoleic acid which may also help to keep a dog’s skin healthy and strong.
Dates – An antioxidant rich star ingredient! Dates are a little hidden treasure for your dog because of their amazing health benefits paired with a low glycemic index and high fibre content. They are rich in minerals and vitamins A, B, and C, potassium, and calcium. The most reported benefit is that they may help to improve digestion, particularly in dogs suffering from constipation due to their high fibre content. Dates are low on the glycemic index making them a safe and healthy choice for your dog in moderation.
Flax – Abundant in Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids may also help maintain a shiny coat and healthy skin. Flax is rich in antioxidants, contains anti-inflammatory properties and may help to support a healthy immune system.
Chia – A great source of Omega-3 fatty acids. It’s packed full of vitamins, minerals and also contains antioxidant properties. Chia also may help to reduce inflammation, is loaded with fibre, may help to promote healthy bones, is high in protein, and may also help your dog to maintain a healthy weight and regulate blood sugar levels.
Cinnamon – May help to regulate and lower blood sugar levels, contains natural anti-inflammatory properties and dogs love the taste!
Organic carrot – Excellent source of vitamin A, potassium. Carrots also may help to support eye health, a healthy immune system & skin and coat.
Organic blueberries – Rich in antioxidants blueberries are a great addition to your dogs diet. They are also high in fibre and vitamins C and K, and may support your dogs immune system and overall health.
Nutritional yeast – Contains all 10 amino acids dog making it a complete vegan protein. Packed with vitamins & bio-active minerals. Nutritional yeast is also rich in antioxidants, may provide immune system support and is a natural energy booster.
Organic sea kelp (ascophylum Nodosum) is a rich source of essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It may help to support a healthy digestive system, healthy immune system and healthy skin and coat.
How are Khyber’s Dog treats & toppers better for our planet and other animals?
Our mission is simple – to reduce your pets carbon pawprint and help save farm animals from sad, short lives. At the root of both issues is factory farming.
– Approximately 18% of green house gas emissions are from the animal agriculture sector. This exceeds exhaust emissions from all transportation systems combined.
– Water consumption from Animal Agriculture uses over 50 trillion gallons annually.
– Animal Agriculture and livestock feed production occupy approximately one third of the earth’s arable land.
We make it easy to avoid factory farmed products by making high-quality plant-based treats that are cruelty-free and delicious. They are good for your dog, good for the planet and our farm friends. #k9sforclimateaction
Aren’t dogs carnivores?
Dogs are in fact true omnivores! Plant based treats are a great addition to your dog’s diet. They are an excellent source of healthy clean protein, are high in much needed dietary fibre as well as a multitude of necessary vitamins and minerals. In fact, many dogs are lacking sufficient fibre in their diets especially with so many dogs now eating raw meat based foods. Our plant based Khyber’s treats are packed full of healthy and nutritious dietary fibre which may aid with digestion and maintaining a healthy gut!
Are all grains bad for my dog?
There is a common misconception that all grains are bad. On the contrary, most dogs not only do very well with many types of grains, they actually need them for an overall healthy and balanced diet. Healthy grains like oats, flax and chia are a virtual superfood for your dog and are also rich in dietary fibre helping to promote digestive health.
Where are Khyber’s Dog treats & toppers made?
We feel there’s no other place like Oh Canada! Our home and native land. We also believe in supporting local business, now more than ever as we all continue to feel the effects of the pandemic. That’s why our treats are made locally in small batches right here in British Columbia.
Is your packaging sustainable?
Protecting the environment is non-negotiable. In our ideal world, our packaging would be edible too! Unfortunately biodegradable claims aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be, they can break down into microplastics (bad!) These micro plastics can then leach into our ground water, rivers, lakes and oceans where they can be ingested by other living creatures. Truly compostable yet still food safe for our fresh, raw plant based treats is not an option (yet!)
Until then, you can drop your empty bags off at Recycle BC depots and London Drugs locations around the province. The majority of the material will be recovered and produced into engineered fuel, an energy product that is a direct replacement for traditional non-renewable resources, such as coal. We are continuing to look to more sustainable options as we grow and they become more readily available.
Do you really taste test your own dog treats?
Yes! You might laugh (or gasp!) Here at Khyber’s Dog Company, we care so much about the quality and flavour of our plant based dog treats, we personally taste test every single recipe that we make (and we often go back for seconds!)
How is our company going green?
Khyber’s Dog Company is a proud member of 1% for the planet, a global network of businesses, individuals and environmental organizations tackling our planet’s most pressing environmental issues.
Our web hosting partner GreenGeeks has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency since 2009 as a Green Power Partner. Since their launch in 2008, GreenGeeks has been the industry’s leading eco-friendly green web hosting provider putting back 3 times the power they consume into the grid in the form of renewable energy. GreenGeeks has also partnered with One Tree Planted. For every hosting account “just like ours” One Tree Planted is planting a tree on our behalf.
All of our Khyber’s Dog Company laptops are made from post consumer recycled materials – which are eco-friendly, more sustainable, and reduce landfill waste. We can run in Eco Mode (which we do) in order to reduce the amount of anergy we are using while hard at work bringing you and your pup our healthy, sustainable, plant-based treats because dogs dig the planet, too.