#SardineNight feeding directions
Feed 1 can (Net wt. 100g) per every 25lbs (~11kg) of dog, served once a week. For most dogs, you can swap out a scant ½ cup of kibble for each can of sardines, or a ¼ lb. of raw food. For cats, ½ can per week is plenty. And don’t forget the juices! Refrigerate any unused sardines in a sealable glass container for up to four days or simply eat the rest yourself like a champ. Rinse and recycle can.
Ingredients: Naturally wood-smoked herring fillets
Each 100g can contains approximately:
- Protein: 18.4g
- Fat: 13.4g (including 2.2g of Omega-3)
- Carbohydrates: 0g
- Sodium: 67mg
- Calories: 184
Product of Canada
Why are sardines so good for pets?
Well, first off, sardines are great for people too so sneak a forkful if your pup won’t hold it against you – we do all the time! Those of us with grandmothers who lived by the sea have long heard that sardines are brain food. That’s because they are a great source of healthy fats (Omega-3s) that are the building blocks of the brain and nerve membranes. These fats play a key role in maintaining the eyes, heart, and cognitive function. Sardines are also a dense source of safe, sustainable protein. Jeannie Beans Sardines contain Atlantic Herring harvested in Marine Stewardship Council certified fisheries off the Canadian coast. These abundant fish feed off mineral-rich ocean plants and do not accumulate toxins like predator fish do, nor do they live grain-fed, sedentary lives like most livestock. The result is a protein-packed fish treat that contributes to glossy, healthy, happy pups
But my pet food already has fish in it…
Unfortunately, the healthy fats in fish are also delicate and prone to oxidation, meaning they go rancid quickly. Think of how quickly a fresh fish would go bad sitting on the counter. It’s extremely difficult for a pet food to deliver the right balance of fats in a shelf-stable package.
Even pet foods that work hard to include fish oils have no reliable way of protecting them from oxidation. They can measure their formulas at the point of manufacturing, but the time, heat, and air exposure after the bags leave the manufacturer can render those delicate fats unusable. An alternative is to supplement and balance your pet’s diet with sardines so that you can be confident your pet is absorbing the good stuff and have fun treating that A+ little wigglebutt too.