Shhhh! We’ve Got a Secret to Tell You

The only “secret” ingredient we use in Shmush! Biscuits is unconditional love. Everything else that goes into our dog biscuits is healthful and wholesome because we use quality, functional, ingredients to offer the greatest health benefits to your dogs.

Every ingredient is chosen for its unique properties. Astaxanthin is naturally high in beta-carotene. Moringa leaves are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. And colostrum is antiviral, antifungal and anti-pathogens. 

Our products are free of artificial colors and preservatives and formulated to support full-body, snout-to-tail wellness. We use all-natural, human-grade, sustainably-sourced ingredients that pooch parents can trust. Take a peek below at exactly what we use and why we use it.

Breakfast Ingredients

Astaxathin

A naturally occurring reddish pigment, astaxanthin has high levels of beta-carotene to support immune functions and help fight against free radical damage. It can help prevent diseases in the central nervous system, spinal cord and even eyes by crossing the blood-brain and blood-retina barriers to provide antioxidants to parts of the body that don’t normally receive any.

Moringa Leaves

Nutritious moringa leaves are packed with vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids. Plus they’re rich in antioxidants, including vitamin C, beta-carotene, quercetin and chlorogenic acid, to help protect against free radicals associated with heart disease

Blackberries

Blackberries are USDA-ranked as one of the top 10 antioxidant foods. They are rich in anthocyanins, which have powerful anti-inflammatory effects and can help boost defenses against free radicals.

Blueberries

Blueberries have the highest amount of antioxidants out of any fruit, which can help prevent cell damage and many types of cancer in both humans and canines. They’re packed with fiber, phytochemicals, selenium, zinc, iron, vitamins C, K and B-complex and anthocyanins, which have anti-inflammatory properties.

Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe is loaded with vitamins A, C and B-complex, along with nutrients that build a healthy immune system like fiber, beta-carotene, potassium, magnesium, thiamine, niacin, pantothenic acid and folic acid.

Honey

Honey is purported to have antimicrobial and antifungal properties, reduce inflammation, soothe stomach ulcers and may help with seasonal allergies. It also contains natural sugars that can have a variety of medicinal benefits.

Mango

Mango is surprisingly high in vitamin C, which aids your dog’s immune system. It contains more than 20 different vitamins and minerals and is full of fiber and nutrients like mangiferin, which studies have found may help protect against inflammation in animals.

Oats

Oats contain phytonutrients and polyphenols called avenanthramides, which have anti-inflammatory and anti-itching properties. They’re also a good source of selenium, a powerful antioxidant that may help reduce the risk of cancer and protect against heart disease.

Raspberries

Raspberries are loaded with fiber, antioxidants, potassium, manganese, copper, iron, magnesium and vitamins C, K and B-complex. They also contain ellagitannin, which may help prevent the growth of cancerous pet cells.

Strawberries

Strawberries are loaded with fiber, potassium, magnesium, iodine, folic acid, omega-3 fats and vitamins C, K and B-complex. They also contain ellagitannin, which may help prevent the growth of cancerous pet cells.

Bedtime Ingredients

Colostrum

Colostrum is a big benefit to your dog’s immunity. It contains a protein called lactoferrin, which is antiviral, antifungal and antiparasitic to help eliminate pathogens that trigger inflammation. It also contains immunoglobulins that help fight viruses and bacterial infections, as well as cytokines which can help fight cancer as they activate special white blood cells.

Barleygrass

Barley grass can restore your dog’s energy, helps with digestion and works to improve their overall well-being through fiber, active enzymes, vitamins, amino acids, chlorophyll, bioflavonoids and essential trace minerals.

Apple

As an antiangiogenic food, apples can help fight cancer by stopping the formation of blood vessels in tumors and preventing them from growing. And as an excellent source of vitamins A and C as well as fiber, they contribute to the overall health of your dog.

Bone Broth

Bone broth includes tons of nutrients that have been shown to help protect joints and ease osteoarthritis pain in dogs including protein, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, amino acids and glycine, collagen, keratin and gelatin, chondroitin, sulfate, glucosamine and hyaluronic acid.

Carrots

Carrots contain a surplus of vitamin A, potassium, fiber and more vitamins that all work together to contribute to a thriving immune system, fight inflammation and improve digestion in your dog.

Celery

Celery is an excellent source of fiber and is packed with vitamins A, B & C, folate, potassium and more nutrients that can help promote a healthy heart and even fight cancer.

Chicken

Chicken hearts contain taurine, which is good for your dog’s heart, as well as fatty acids, iron and vitamins A and B. Chicken livers provide protein, vitamins, iron, niacin, copper, phosphorus, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and amino acids that can help with your dog’s overall health.

Echinacea

Some studies have shown that daily doses of echinacea can extend lifespan and reduce the growth of cancer cells, making it an important addition to your dog’s diet.

Eggs

Eggs are high in protein and a good source of iron, fatty acids and selenium, which is thought to have anti-cancer and antioxidant properties and protect against heart disease.

Rosemary

As an antioxidant, rosemary helps maintain a strong immune system, giving dogs better protection against illness and disease. The herb is also high in vitamin B6, a good source of iron and calcium and helps increase blood flow to the brain while reducing oxidative damage to the nervous system.

Turmeric

Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and anticancer activities. It may help fight diseases like arthritis, diabetes, cancer, liver disease, gastrointestinal issues and more.