New Sally Snacks are a premium dog treat packed with optimal superfoods that have never been incorporated into dog treats before. The recipe for these new "Super Treats" was created with a licensed canine nutritionist last fall and inspired by my own cancer-related health struggles last year. I incorporated the same superfoods into the treats that helped me recover my health and vitality. Foods like Wild Blueberries, Organic Dandelion Root and Organic Turmeric, all packed with antioxidants, phytochemicals and nutrients designed to boost your dog’s immune system, support a healthy gut and detoxify the liver. I only use meat from New Zealand where the farmers adhere to a strict Animal Welfare Code and never use antibiotics or added hormones ever. These are quite simply the best dog treats in the world for the best dogs in the world. Boom.
NEW ZEALAND VENISON AND NEW ZEALAND BEEF - The same premium meat used in original Sally Snacks. Sourced from ethical, sustainable farmers who adhere to a strict Animal Welfare Code and never use added hormones or antibiotics to their herds.
WILD BLUEBERRIES - The most powerful antioxidant on earth. Wild Blueberries can even help repair cell damage and pull heavy metals out of the body.
ORGANIC BROCCOLI -Rich in vitamins, particularly Vitamin C and essential nutrients. Preliminary research has shown that certain phytochemicals in broccoli may prevent cancer.
ORGANIC SWEET POTATOES – Like broccoli, they also contain cancer fighting phytochemicals like Beta-Carotene and help promote productive bacteria that supports a healthy gut.
ORGANIC DANDELION ROOT - A powerful liver detoxifier that can help lower blood sugar and fight inflammation.
ORGANIC TURMERIC -This ancient Indian spice contains curcumin, an anti-inflammatory that can help support dogs with arthritis and skin issues and has been shown in clinical trials to fight cancer.
BLACK PEPPER – Just a pinch of black pepper increases the absorption of the turmeric by over 200 percent.
ORGANIC ROSEMARY - A truly natural preservative. This herb specializes in fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Dr. Richard Palmquist, DVM of Centinela Animal Hospital in Los Angeles, CA
Olivia and Mister Bogey, Sheepadoodle and picky eater. Pasadena, CA
Veronica, careful ingredient checker, Sheldon and his dog-tourage. Sherman, ME
Gerry and Hootie, IG King, finicky eater. Pawley's Island, SC
Melissa and Gio, organic lovers. Austin, TX
Trey and Zingo the Wonderdog. Woodland Hills, CA
Sally Snacks was started 3 ½ years ago when my first dog Sally passed away from cancer. Proving necessity is the mother of all invention, I started making a treat for Sally that didn’t exist –a safe, delicious and honestly healthy treat that would get her tail wagging again.
My belief that nutrition is the foundation for health and vitality is not just based on Sally. When my breast cancer came back year, I was hospitalized with a life-threatening infection. It was superfoods like wild blueberries and organic dandelion root tea that brought back my vitality. So of course, I thought, "Wouldn't these ingredients be great in a dog treat!"
And so, I began working with a licensed canine nutritionist to develop a recipe that would, like original Sally Snacks, be safe, delicious and honestly healthy. The proof? My 2 year old wheaten Hazel no longer suffers from the chronic rashes that have plagued her entire life, and my 11 year old Lab Sancho swims and hikes like an elite athlete.
I hope you will join me in what I'm calling a "Revolution in Animal Wellness!" Our dogs deserve to live longer, healthier lives!
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge for Sally Snacks has always been our production costs. This includes the cost of our meat, bags and manufacturing costs.
For three years, we have been able to do very small runs with our local manufacturer, so the outlay of cash has been manageable. However, they have warned us that in 2019 we will have to do runs 4x the size we have been doing. So instead of a run costing about 12k, it will now cost about 50k. That’s a lot of cash for a small business to lay out. We are optimistic that with your help in our Kickstarter campaign and our search for a long-term business partner who shares our goals and values, Sally Snacks can be a serious player in the pet food industry.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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