Weekly Mega Sale
25% off Lamb Lung (Tweets & Toasters)
From Sunday 19th May to Saturday 25th May
On our website (click below)
At our shop: 1-3 Te Roto Drive, Paraparaumu
Our lamb lung comes from New Zealand’s very own lambs. It is dehydrated to form tasty treats your dog and cat will love.
NO preservatives or additives, just plain lamb lung
Lamb lung is suitable for all life stages from puppies & kittens to our golden oldies.
We have two sizes available
SMALL – We call the smaller pieces “Tweets.” Tweets are suitable for the little to medium dogs & cats. This size can be broken down into even smaller pieces by just snapping bits off.
MEDIUM – The larger pieces are called “Toasters” and are suitable for medium to larger dogs. This size is harder to break by hand but can be easily shaved with a knife.
And a little goes a long way!
So what do you use lamb lung for?
- These treats are a ‘go to’ to use as training treats
Your dog will walk over hot coals to get their paws on these delicious treats!
- Take them on a walk with you or to puppy training.
You won’t have any trouble getting your pooches attention with these little goodies.
- Hide them all over the house or garden so when you leave they have something to occupy their mind and body.
- Pop them in a toy such as a Kong to keep them entertained.
If you haven’t got a Kong or such like, use a plastic milk bottle. Pop some treats inside, cut a few holes large enough for the treats to fall out, but not too large to make it too easy and hey presto, instant mind stimulating toy.
- Sprinkle a couple on your dogs meal for a healthy kick!
- As for cats, well we call it cat cocaine.
We had a kitten called Slinky who used to rip open a bag of them, take some out then move on to the next bag. And so on.
Do not over feed lamb lung as it is an organ meat so should not be given in large amounts. Use them as a treat not a meal replacement.
The Texture of Lamb Lung
Lamb lung has a difficult texture to explain! I asked Mike to give me an description; we both had a bit of trouble. So, here goes….
Tweets – Crunchy but melting in the mouth!
Easy for pups, tooth challenged dogs and cats to eat. Weighs very little, and breaks up fairly easily.
Toasters – Soft consistency but a bit chewy. Also melts in the mouth.
Once again, easy for pups, tooth challenged dogs and cats to eat. Weights very little and can be shaved with a knife for smaller pieces.
So in Conclusion, What are the Benefits of lamb lung?
- These treats are high in protein and low in fat
- Packed with vitamins & minerals
- Puppies to Senior dogs equally enjoy this treat due to its softer consistency and texture
- It can be broken into multiple treats for training and rewarding
- From NZ lambs
- Good for dogs with few or sensitive teeth
- Training treats
- Great treat for sensitive stomachs
- Perfect reward for dogs with allergies to beef or pork
A Little Bit About The Nutrition of Lamb Lung
Besides being full of protein, our lamb lung treats also contain vitamins and minerals such as iron, zinc, selenium and Vitamin B12. The combination of these essential nutrients provides your dog or cat with immune, digestion, and overall health benefits.
Shall we delve a little deeper?
What nutrients are in our Lamb Lung?
Proteins are essential nutrients for their bodies. They are one of the building blocks of body tissue and can also serve as a fuel source. As a fuel, proteins provide as much energy density as carbohydrates.
Fat is an essential part of a cats and dogs diet and is important for good health.
Also known as Vitamin B3 it is an important nutrient. In fact, every part of their body needs it to function properly. Niacin may help lower cholesterol, ease arthritis and boost brain function.
Also known as Vitamin B2, helps break down proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. It plays a vital role in maintaining their body’s energy supply. Riboflavin helps convert carbohydrates into adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
(Adenosine triphosphate is a compound consisting of an adenosine molecule bonded to three phosphate groups, present in all living tissue. The breakage of one phosphate linkage (to form adenosine diphosphate, ADP ) provides energy for physiological processes such as muscular contraction).
Is one of the water-soluble B vitamins. It is also known as vitamin B1. This vitamin plays a critical role in energy metabolism and, therefore, in the growth, development, and function of cells.
Is important in maintaining good eyesight, especially night vision. Vitamin A is also important for growth and helps fight infection.
Vitamin B12 (also called Cobalamin) is important for normal blood and nerve function. It also plays a part in making folate (Vitamin B9).
Also known as pyridoxine, is a water-soluble vitamin that their body needs for several functions. It’s significant to protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism and the creation of red blood cells and neurotransmitters. Their body cannot produce vitamin B6, so it must be obtained from foods.
Calcium is a mineral that is necessary for life. In addition to building bones and keeping them healthy, calcium enables blood to clot, muscles to contract, and heart to beat. About 99% of the calcium in their bodies is in their bones and teeth.
Copper is an essential nutrient for the body. Together with iron, it enables the body to form red blood cells. It helps maintain healthy bones, blood vessels, nerves, and immune function, and it contributes to iron absorption. Sufficient copper in their diet may help prevent cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis, too.
Iron is a mineral and is an important component of hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to transport it throughout the body. … If you don’t have enough iron, your body can’t make enough healthy oxygen-carrying red blood cells. A lack of red blood cells is called iron deficiency anemia
Iron also helps remove carbon dioxide.
Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps to maintain normal nerve and muscle function, supports a healthy immune system, keeps the heart beat steady, and helps bones remain strong. It also helps regulate blood glucose levels and aid in the production of energy and protein.
Manganese is a trace mineral, which the body needs in small amounts. It’s required for the normal functioning of the brain, nervous system and many of the body’s enzyme systems. While the body stores up to about 20 mg of manganese in the kidneys, liver, pancreas and bones, they also need to get it from their diet.
Phosphorus is a mineral that is part of every cell in your body. It is found mainly in your bones and teeth.
Phosphorus works with calcium and other nutrients to build healthy bones and teeth.
Phosphorus also helps maintain normal acid/base balance, supports growth, and is involved with the storage and use of energy.
Potassium is a mineral that, among other things, helps muscles contract, helps regulate fluids and mineral balance in and out of body cells, and helps maintain normal blood pressure by blunting the effect of sodium. Potassium also may reduce the risk of recurrent kidney stones and bone loss as they age.
Selenium is an essential trace mineral that assists with cognitive function and fertility. Selenium may help prevent cardiovascular disease, thyroid problems and cognitive decline.
Sodium is an essential nutrient and is needed by the human body in relatively small amounts (provided that substantial sweating does not occur). Sodium is important for many body processes, such as fluid balance, muscle contraction, and nervous system function.
Zinc is found in cells throughout the body. It is needed for the body’s defensive (immune) system to properly work. It plays a role in cell division, cell growth, wound healing, and the breakdown of carbohydrates. Zinc is also needed for the senses of smell and taste.
A bit of Trivia for you…
Do dogs sweat?
Dogs only produce sweat on areas not covered with fur, such as the nose and paw pads, unlike humans who sweat almost everywhere.
However, they do have sweat glands, called apocrine glands, associated with every hair follicle on their body.
The exact function of these glands is not known, but they may produce pheromones or chemical signals for communication with other dogs. It is believed that these sweat secretions produce an individual odor signal that is recognizable by other dogs. More on pheromones next time!