In line with The Dog Grocer’s beliefs in environment sustainability and building a more resilient future for people and nature, we see great value in rethinking the way we produce and consume. Creating a sustainable food system means the need to respect our food and its sources. However, excessive consumerism and mass production of meat often do not consider the welfare and lives of the animals, nor the wastage from surplus of popular cuts. This commercial value consumers and suppliers place on “premium” cuts of meat often devalues off-cuts and trims that are equally nutritious. With the goal of minimal waste in mind, TDG works towards creating healthy, nutritious pet treats using a variety of cuts and the “less desirable” offals.
TDG sheep treats use human grade, grass fed sheep sourced from Australia. The lifestyles and diets of the grass fed sheep (as opposed to their grain fed counterparts) not only have ethical implications, they also have impacts on the nutrient composition of their meats. Grass fed sheep are higher in omega 3 fatty acids, CLA, and protein compared to their grain fed counterparts, and are also an excellent source of vitamin B12, niacin, zinc, and a good source of iron.
Sheep tripe treats are sanitised with ozone to reduce strong tripe stench before processing. The tripe sticks are delicate and give a crisp bite for a light snack, making them a low fat and light snack even for puppies.
All treats and chews do not contain any additives, chemicals or artificial flavouring, and are packaged in food grade home compostable packaging.