What are the ingredients in Slurps?
- Organic meat stock base
- contains organic chicken/beef broth and salt as a preservative which equates to 1% salt content in Slurps. (We don’t add any additional salt into Slurps).
- Anchovy & sardine oil from Iceland.
- Small fish are a very high source of Omega 3. They are also much more sustainable than larger (older) fish such as cod
- Natural emulsifier (lecithin).
- Emulsifiers ensure there is a consistent mix of all the ingredients in Slurps.
- We do not add preservatives, sugar, citric acid or other acidifier in to Slurps
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Are Slurps suitable for Gluten Free diets?
A Yes. There are no gluten containing ingredients in Slurps
Q Is Slurps suitable for pancreatitis?
A We’ve been told that dogs with pancreatitis cannot have anything with over 6% fat content. The only fat used in Slurps is fish oils which make up just 2.15%. Please check with your vet first.
Q How is there so much Omega 3 in Slurps?
A Our fish oils have a very high Omega 3 (EPA & DHA = the good stuff) content compared to other pet foods. They come from small fish like anchovies and sardines which are packed with Omega 3 and a lot more sustainable than bigger fish which take longer to grow.
In case you were wondering, here’s a few things that Omega 3 is good for:
- Promotes a healthy skin and coat
- Omega-3 essential fatty acids can reduce skin inflammation caused by allergies, fleas, scratching etc. as well as improve the ‘shine’ of the coat.
- Supports a healthy cardiovascular system
- Omega-3 essential fatty acids can reduce cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) levels in the blood, which can help promote a healthy heart.
- It helps boost older pets’ immune systems
- Senior pets often have weaker immune systems and are much more prone to inflammation and infection
n.b. There doesn’t appear to be a guideline dose of EPA and DHA for dogs in the UK so we used the recommendation from The National Research Council in the USA. They have established a safe upper limit of EPA and DHA for dogs which works out to 20-55mg combined EPA and DHA per pound of body weight. We’ve translated that into Slurps by assuming two portions a day of our guideline amount.
Sources: PetSci.co.uk, www.healthypets.mercola.com, www.petmd.com, Dr Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats