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Inside No-Hide® Chews: Agar-Agar

Agar-agar is just one of the 6 simple, healthy ingredients you’ll find in Earth Animal’s No-Hide® Chews. They are great for maintaining your best friend’s digestive tract, bone, and brain health.

If you’ve given your best friend Earth Animal’s No-Hide® Chews, you know that they are long-lasting and incredibly tasty by the way your pooch gobbles them up and begs for more! But you may not know they are super-healthy too!

Our No-Hides are made from six responsibly sourced ingredients and one sustainably sourced protein. They’re consciously crafted and compassionately sourced with veterinarian innovations. Not only that, but you can actually pronounce the names of those ingredients, and they have incredible benefits that are just as healthy for you as they are for your dog! These are chews you can feel good about, knowing we’ve harnessed “Another Way” to keep your beloved pet happy and healthy. 

Made with Agar-Agar

We love highlighting the healthy ingredients we use, so let’s take a look at agar-agar, one of those 6 simple ingredients in our No-Hide® Chews. Agar-agar is derived from seaweed, and it’s packed with fiber which has many digestive benefits for both humans and dogs.

Improved Digestion

The fiber found in agar-agar will absorb any toxins in the gut and carry them out of the body safely. Regulating and cleansing your dog’s bowel is a vital element of digestive health. This ensures your dog experiences all the benefits of a clean digestive tract without harsh chemicals. From regulating Fido’s blood sugar to maintaining a happy tummy, agar-agar does it all naturally. 

Healthy Bones

Agar-agar comes from seaweed, which is chock full of calcium and magnesium. You probably know that calcium is important for building strong, healthy bones, but you might not know that it has to be balanced with magnesium to help increase bone density.

Without the proper balance of calcium and magnesium, your best buddy might suffer from painful calcifications in the joints and possibly the formation of kidney or gallstones. Luckily, our No-Hide® Chews contain agar-agar with just the right amount of both of these critical minerals. Agar-agar also contains manganese, which is another important ingredient for the formation of healthy bones.

A Few Fun Facts About Agar-Agar

Here are some other interesting facts about this super-food!

  • It is used as a gelatin substitute for animal products in canned dog food.
  • It was discovered accidentally by a Japanese innkeeper in the 17th century.
  • It can be used by microbiologists to grow bacterial cultures in Petri dishes.
  • It is also used as a thickening agent for soups and stews.

Final Thoughts

Agar-agar is just one of the 6 simple, healthy ingredients you’ll find in Earth Animal’s No-Hide® Chews. You’ll not only have peace of mind giving your dog our health-conscious chews, but you’ll also enjoy the satisfaction of knowing our agar-agar is sustainably sourced for reduced environmental impact. That’s why you can feel good about giving your dog all the nutritious No-Hide chews he wants!

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