"When designing our Brain and Heart Health – Puppy Boost, we wanted to focus on nutrition that is critical for puppy development. Current food and treats designed for puppies follow the same protocol: Extra calories from fat because puppies are super active and have a little higher protein content since their bodies are growing. That’s it, a little extra beef(or what they claim is beef) and some extra fat, which likely came from the bad fat that is cut from meat, not good fats like from avocados. Instead, we focused on nutrients that are uniquely needed by puppies. We landed on a nutrient that is critical for the growth of puppies' brains and hearts, DHA. DHA is part of the Omega-3 family. As important as it is for puppies is as rare as it is found in foods, so specific supplementation is necessary. The problem is not all Omega-3’s are created equal. Some companies will claim Omega’s…which is code for Omega 6’s or 9’s that are cheap and offer no specific functional value. If they do claim Omega 3’s, they don’t specify exactly what the components are. EPA, ALA, DHA. ALA, good stuff, but unfortunately not what we need or what puppies are deficient in…but it’s the cheapest Omega 3 you can buy…so for someone who is willing to cut corners this is the perfect opportunity to claim Omega 3 and quite frankly, not pay for the good stuff.PetMio Brain and Heart health is infused with not just Omega 3’s, but a concentrated dose of DHA-rich Omega 3. Even more exciting is we’ve sourced a plant-based DHA-rich Omega 3 from an Algae. DHA-rich Omegas are typically found in fish oil. However, fish oil can have a very off-putting smell to dogs. So if the pet won’t eat it then what’s the point? So we pivoted, we were able to identify a specific strain of algae that DHA-rich fish feed off of. This alga is where the DHA comes from making it a fantastic source of DHA-rich Omega 3 without the strong fishy smell."
- Kasra Farsad (Chief Food Scientist)