THE BENEFITS OF BUFFALO & BEES
WITH SO MANY OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM HOW DO YOU KNOW WHICH TREATS ARE HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS?
This should be a question that's easy to answer, unfortunately that's not always the case. Honey I'm Home dog treats are made with simple ingredients like Water Buffalo and Honey so you never have to wonder what "other stuff" might be ending up in your dog's belly!
Dogs are designed by nature to eat protein from meat sources, not grains. The high grain content in many pet foods and treats is a primary contributor to obesity. We do not use grains of any kind in our treats, including what we feed our buffalo.
OUR TREATS ARE TASTE TEST PROVEN WITH DOGS PREFERRING HONEY I'M HOME 7 OUT OF 10 TIMES*.
*Based on an independent palatability test run by Summit Ridge Farms, August 2017
"I have a small dog (Deer Chihuahua) who absolutely loves these sticks. Every time he hears the bag he comes running to get one. And they last a long time since he is so small. I feel better giving this to my dog because it is more healthy and made with better ingredients than other treats!"
-Rachel on Feb 26, 2018
BUFFALO IS DEFINITELY BETTER!
Buffalo vs Beef...THERE IS A DIFFERENCE
There is a significant difference between buffalo and beef meat and understanding what source of protein is the healthier option for your pet is important. While the vast majority of cows bred for beef are raised in large factory farm settings, the buffalo we use roam freely. This means buffalo are able to live outside in their normal habitat, eat their natural diet and stay in better health.
Another significant difference between buffalo and beef is that it's illegal both internationally and domestically to administer antibiotics or growth hormones and to feed animal byproducts to buffalo. Not only are the buffalo we use in our products not pumped with growth inhibitors, but they are also raised humanely in accordance with animal welfare standards around the globe.
The nature of the buffalo muscle structure makes them leaner animals than beef, which are bred to produce meat with more internal fat. More internal fat means more marbling so buffalo is all around a leaner protein. So what does all of this really mean? It means you are getting a leaner, more nutrient-dense, better-tasting product than you would with beef.
The water buffalo we use are 100% grass-fed and are never "grain finished", a term referring to animals being fattened for the last few months. Grain-finishing may make for a heavier animal, but it also negates all the positive effects of any grass-fed diet. A lifetime of grass-fed nutrition and health can be undone by just a few weeks of a corn or grain diet. Unfortunately this is a common practice among some of our beef and American Bison competitors.
THE NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF BUFFALO
Buffalo meat, besides having a savory, natural flavor, also has 3 to 5 times less fat, is lower in cholesterol and has a lower calorie content than beef and skinless chicken. Buffalo meat is a rich source of complete protein containing all the essential amino acids. Buffalo is also an excellent source of iron, zinc and certain B vitamins, including vitamin B12 and niacin.
Beef is much higher in saturated fat than buffalo and getting too much saturated fat, simply put, is not good for humans or animals as it can be a contributing factor to health issues.
A lifetime diet of grasses and greens results in a meat with less fat and a higher concentration of omega-3 fats, the "good fats" than meat from grain-fed animals. The reason that grass-fed animals have a higher concentration of omega-3 is due to the fact that omega-3's are formed in the green leaves, especially in the chloroplast. When animals are taken off from grass and fattened on grains, they lose their valuable store of omega-3 fats. Each day that an animal spends in the feedlots its supply of omega-3 fats is diminished.
GOLDEN GOO THAT'S GOOD FOR YOU!
NUTRITION THAT TASTES GOOD
- Honey is composed of a unique carbohydrate composition of natural sugars and trace amounts of antioxidants, enzymes, minerals, vitamins and amino acids.
- Tyrosine and lysin, just two of the many amino acids found in honey, can help strengthen the immune system.
- Honey packs a vitamin punch which including all of the B-complex vitamins along with vitamins A, C, D, E, and K. Collectively they are known to help with skin, eyes, metabolism and more.
- There are several minerals found in honey, two of which are are calcium and magnesium. These minerals play an integral part in both nerve and bone health.
- Honey contains antioxidants and is the only food to contain the antioxidant pinocembrin, which is associated with improved brain function.
- Honey is carbohydrate rich due to its fructose and glucose content, making it a high-powered, natural energy source.
THE BUZZ ON THE BEES
- Bees actually dance when they return to the hive to tell the other bees where the flowers are.
- Two tablespoons of honey would fuel a honeybee flying once around the world.
- A hive of bees will fly 90,000 miles, the equivalent of three orbits around the earth, to collect 1 kg of honey.
- There are over 25,000 species of bees worldwide.
- It takes over 60,000 bees, traveling approximately 55,000 miles and visiting more than 2 million flowers, to gather enough nectar to make one pound of honey!
- The honeybee's wings stroke incredibly fast, about 200 beats per second, thus making their famous, distinctive buzz. Honey bees can also fly for up to six miles and as fast as 15 miles per hour.
This is a great question and on our quest to stay both socially and environmentally conscious we spent a lot of time researching the answer.
Unlike the American Bison there is an abundance of Water Buffalo throughout India. The Water Buffalo population is over 100 million, as opposed to the American Bison which are considered to be “ecologically extinct” and at one time were on the brink of extinction as whole. In fact, the Bison population got so low they started to cross-breed them with cattle, creating what is known today as “Beefalo”. Sourcing from India is not only sustainable, it also guarantees our products are made from 100% REAL buffalo.
Buffalo are not factory farmed in India, unlike beef in the U.S., instead our manufacturer purchase them from local, independent farmers creating a sustainable community support system. The farmers purchase the buffalo when they are calves, caring for them until they are sold. The health and welfare of the animal is extremely important to the farmers because they use their milk to feed their own families and selling them is how they maintain their livelihood.
Since the primary use of buffalo meat and milk is for human consumption, Indian law has made it illegal to administer any antibiotics and use any form of hormones, most importantly growth hormones. Additionally, U.S. FDA regulations prohibit the use of hormones in buffalo, which is not the case with beef, adding yet another layer of health benefits.
India is recognized as having the most secure status for the deadly mad cow disease and is accredited by OIE and USDA as a negligible BSE risk country with no cases ever reported.
FROM YOUR PAWS TO THEIR JAWS!
My dog absolutely loved these treats!
Great value for the money! I have 2 labradors and they absolutely loved the treats
I've never seen our dogs eat a treat so fast! Needless to say, we will be restocking soon!
MANUFACTURING QUALITY & COMMITMENT
We have partnered with a manufacturing facility that is committed to same health and safety standards as we are here at Honey I'm Home! All of our products are manufactured in a human consumable food plant and made with the highest quality ingredients.
Our manufacturing facilities are GFSI certified (the global standard for international human consumable food safety standards), ISO certified (International standardization of quality control processes), FDA approved and annually pass surprise audits by the USDA, along with several other certifications exceeding the applicable regulations and safety standards