FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Last Updated on January 07, 2017

Yes they are a great alternative to many treats on the market.

All Soopa chews are low in protein. When a dog has an allergic reaction or intolerance it is due to the protein portion of the food. All treats are low in protein and those contained are not a problem to compromised immunity.

We are happy to feed out pups the Soopa chew although they must be watched at all times. We recommend no sooner than 3 months. If left alone no sooner than 6 months.

Absolutely. They are great chewing pleasure but not too hard for tough gums and fragile teeth in some seniors

Fruit and veg have a high fibre content, some soluble and some insoluble. Some dogs do not digest cellulose as well as others but the benefit of the fibre helps blood sugars, digestion and so much more. This is normal and still beneficial.

Thankfully, no! This more than likely is just natural starch from the sweet potato. Natural starch is released during the dehydration process and settles on surface. Same happens to dried raisins and mango. They are safe to feed to your dog as is, or you can wash or wipe the starch away. The photo shows what the starch looks like. If in doubt, please contact us.

All Soopa chews contain naturally occurring enzymes and phytonutrients that are believed to help bad breath.

Any good food fed to your dog will help with his immunity essentially. We find the coconut shows significant difference in the condition of your dog’s coat due to the wonderful fatty acids.

In liver and kidney disease you need to feed a lower protein diet. Soopa chews are a great alternative and do not add an overload to these important organs.

All Soopa chews are suitable for obesity and very low in fat.

Studies have shown that rawhide and other firm chews provide tooth cleaning as they have a gentle abrasive nature. Soopa chews are not only healthy on a nutritional level but also assist in keeping your dog’s teeth clean. Soopa chews are made using a special drying process that creates a chewy, ridged texture. It’s great for dental health and has the chew-ability dogs love. Soopa chews are particularly well suited for senior dogs whose teeth and gums are more sensitive. Furthermore Soopa chews are nutritionally healthy and do not have the high fat levels of pigs ears, or the potential digestive problems of rawhide.

Yes, Soopa dog chews are wheat free, corn free and soy free making Soopa chews naturally hypoallergenic. Papaya contains ‘papain’ a digestive enzyme known for aiding digestion and also helps soothe the stomach. Sweet potato contains a good bacterium that strengthens and helps to regulate the digestive tract which also helps animals with sensitive stomachs. Both sweet potato and papaya chews are high in fiber which also helps to improve digestive health. Papaya also contains anti-parasite properties which may also benefit dogs against parasites. The Centre for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), ranked the sweet potato number one in nutrition of all vegetables. When eaten with the skin, sweet potatoes have more fiber than a bowl of oatmeal!

Before dogs were domesticated they ate what they could wherever they could. They searched the forest or savannah floor for dried fruit or vegetation including apples, berries and other wild fruits in season, and formed a small but significant part of a dog’s diet, especially during summer. Dogs need fruit & vegetables because they contain many important health promoting nutrients such as vitamins, anti-oxidants, minerals, protein and fibre. Many of which are in short supply in commercial pet food and treats.Scientists have discovered that the enzymes and antioxidants present in fruit, many of which have not yet been identified, keep the skin and indeed the whole body free of degeneration and old age diseases.

Both sweet potato and papaya fall within the low-GI food category which help keep blood sugar stable. So yes Soopa chews are suitable for dogs with diabetes.

No Soopa chews will not stain your carpet, no foul odours either!

Soopa chews are produced from 100% sweet potato and papaya with nothing else added. Sweet potato and papaya are low in calories naturally. Soopa sweet potato chews contain approximately 0.72 grams of fat per 100 grams while papaya chews contain 1.05 grams of fat per 100 grams.

There’s a lot of research out there showing potential benefit in feeding coconut when discussing weight maintenance. The way the fat is metabolized may help support metabolism rather than add to fat stores.

Yes even coconut as it contains MGT’s (medium chained triglycerides that do not require the pancreas or liver to work over time).

Due to chicken jerky treat recalls in America we have been asked this question recently. None of our Soopa chews are made in China and we don’t advise purchasing any chicken based products that are made in China just in case. Our products are made in Vietnam in human grade facility using only human grade ingredients. A dog treat you can share with your pet, a world first!

As a guideline we recommed up to 2 treats per 10 kilograms of body weight per day.

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