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The Many Benefits of Healthy Beef Treats for Dogs – and Cats!

Written by: Michelle Toma Olson

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We at Farm to Pet know a thing or two about single-ingredient treats for pets. After all, our Chicken Chips and Turkey Chips healthy pet treats, made of pure, 100% natural, human-grade poultry breast, already provide low-fat high-protein nutrition to dogs and cats in flavors they crave – not to mention the irresistible crunch! So why not add another tasty option to put into our furry friends’ protein rotation 


Enter Farm to Pet Beef Chips healthy treats for dogs – and yes, they are great for cats, too! While it’s safe to say pets love meat, animal protein is essential to their ability to thrive as well, supporting numerous body functions and overall pet wellness. Read on for a deeper look into what makes our Beef Chips special and the many benefits that make them ideal heathy snacks for pets.

What Makes Our Healthy Beef Treats for Dogs Different?

First of all, let’s examine what makes Farm to Pet Beef Chips different from – and superior to! – other beef treats on the market. Like all of our healthy treats for dogs and cats, our newest single-ingredient treat is all natural and farm fresh, sourced directly from trusted local farms here in the midwestern US then produced, packaged and shipped only at our family-owned Chicago, IL factory.


In addition, we use only high-quality beef round, one of the finest and leanest cuts, to provide the nutrition and flavor of beef without unnecessary fat. Our human-grade beef treats never contain meat byproducts, meals or waste parts – or any artificial ingredients for that matter. In fact, you will never find any colors, flavors, preservatives or additives of any kind in a Farm to Pet healthy pet treat, food topper or chew. When we say single-ingredient treat, we mean it!


In addition, our specialized dehydration technique means our healthy beef treats are minimally and gently processed in a way that retains their nutritional content as well as makes them easier to digest than overprocessed and multiple-ingredient treats. This process also gives our Beef Chips for dogs their signature crunch, loved by fur babies and pet parents alike! 

The Protein in Healthy Beef Treats for Dogs and Cats

Now that you know Farm to Pet Beef Chips contain only top-quality, farm-fresh, lean beef in the first place, let’s turn to the pet health benefits of lean beef itself. Topping the list? Protein! Protein is made up of amino acids that are critical to the health and wellbeing of dogs and cats alike. While some of these can be produced by their bodies, some known as essential amino acids can only come from certain foods – namely, animal protein. Unless pets get all of these amino acids from their diets, they cannot thrive or achieve optimal nutritional health.


In addition, the protein must also be “bioavailable” – that is, able to be processed by the body and do its job of supporting proper muscle development, cell function, hormone production, immune response, and skin and coat health. According to OnlyNaturalPet.com, muscle meats including beef, chicken and turkey score 92 out of 100 on the biological value of protein to pets, second only to egg whites. Score one for Farm to Pet protein chips for dogs and cats!

The Vitamins and Minerals in Healthy Beef Treats for Pets

Lean beef packs more than just protein. It is also super high in iron and vitamins B12 and B6. as well as magnesium and potassium. In fact, beef is the second highest food source of iron behind organ meats. Like protein and amino acids, these essential nutrients are building blocks of pet wellness, providing support for countless body functions such as:

  • creating red blood cells and supporting blood circulation
  • regulating digestion and metabolism
  • encouraging healthy bones, energy levels and brain function, and more.

According to WagWalking.com, dogs need a little over 1.1 milligrams of iron per pound of weight per day for optimal health. At approximately 0.6 milligrams of iron per ounce, or about 10 of our nutritious healthy beef treats for pets, our lean Beef Chips for dogs make a great iron supplement as part of your pet’s healthy diet, not to mention all the other nutrients they provide with every crunch!

The Healthy Fats in Healthy Beef Treats for Pets

While beef sometimes gets a bad rap for having higher fat content than poultry or fish, you might be surprised at just how healthy that fat is, especially for dogs and cats! In fact, according to KansasBeef.org, over half of the fat in beef is monounsaturated fat, the same healthy fat found in avocados and olive oil and that has been shown to have a lowering effect on cholesterol.


What’s more, more than a third of the saturated fat in beef is stearic acid. The same component as found in chocolate, it is known for a neutral effect on cholesterol, meaning it neither raises or lowers it. In pets, it’s more than neutral. Stearic actually helps coat the intestines to support digestion in dogs and cats. 

The Flavor of Healthy Beef Treats for Dogs and Cats

Nutritional benefits aside, we simply love giving our pets treats they love to eat! And our four-legged friends love the rich meaty flavor of the all-natural human-grade beef, not to mention the irresistible crunch, of our healthy Beef Chips for dogs and cats. The natural composition of beef makes it delectable as well as nutritious for pets, which in turn makes it an ideal dog training treat. Not only does the taste make our healthy beef treats a high-value reward, the chips can be broken into smaller pieces to stretch them out during training sessions, or to keep pets happy, distracted and satisfied for grooming appointments, vet visits and long rides as well.

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For these reasons and many more, Farm to Pet is proud to be able to offer our healthy treats for dogs and cats in an all-natural Beef Chip variety to complement our Chicken Chip and Turkey Chip offerings. Not only are these nutritious pet snacks just as special as the rest of our US-made single-ingredient treats, but you can feel good about the healthy nutrition our 100% pure Beef Chips provide for fur babies – and the fact that it’s now available in the lean beef flavor they love! 

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