Benefits of Tazasaurus Biscuits Dog Treats


Have you ever wondered what ingredients are exactly in your dog's treats and questioned what are the benefits of each ingredient? Let's dive in and take a closer look!

If your dog is anything like mine, then you spend a lot of time and money on your dog's health. But who would blame you, these furry friends are well worth it! For 11 years, Taz has struggled with severe allergies and stomach sensitivities. Many store bought dog treats have been a no go for us. I've found that real natural treats with few ingredients seem to work well for him. Now that he is older, I take pride in knowing that Taz is getting homemade dog treats and that he is eating treats with no preservatives, additives or chemicals leaving me with a satisfied, healthier pup. As a result, I began to research all the benefits of each ingredient that go into my dog's snacks, which is why I have chosen to use them in our Tazasaurus Biscuits. *Always reach out to your dog's veterinarian about introducing new foods to your dog's diet.*


Pumpkin not only taste great, but is also a great natural fiber source for dogs. Pumpkin is known to have many vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that aid in your pup's healthy digestion. Vitamins include, Vitamin A, Potassium, Vitamin C, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Folate. 

  • Vitamin A has properties which can promote eye health. 
  • Potassium is known to help regulate blood pressure, improve muscle health, and assist in metabolism. 
  • Vitamin C assists in a healthy immune boost. 
  • helps promote moisture on your dog's skin and coat as well as creating a source of hydration for your dogs, especially if they struggle with drinking water.

All Natural Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter is another favorite for dogs. When choosing the right peanut butter for your dog, make sure that it is 100% unsalted peanuts and does not contain xylitol, which is a chemical sweetener. Peanut butter's benefits include 

  • being a great source of  protein
  • healthy fats
  • contain Vitamins B and E, and niacin

Organic Bananas

Dogs can eat bananas in moderation due to the fact that they have a higher natural sugar content. As a result, bananas should not be a given as your dog's main food diet, however they make a great snack. The benefits to bananas are:

  •  low in calories! 
  • great source for potassium, vitamins (B6 and C), biotin, fiber, magnesium, and copper.  
  • magnesium can help promote bone growth, aid in your dogs body to produce protein, and absorb vitamins. 
  • by having a high fiber content, bananas can help aid in digestion. 

Organic Coconut Oil

When it comes to baking, dogs cannot have many oils that are used in similar human baked treats, as they are toxic to our furry friends. However, research shows that dogs can consume coconut oil safely. Coconut oil benefits include

  • helping balance your dog's thyroid, which can aid in weight loss
  • contains medium chain fatty acids, which can promote a boost of energy
  • great for skin and coat by increasing moisture levels
  • some studies show that coconut oil can aid in improving cognitive brain function in older dogs (Yuanlong Pan et al., 2010)

Old Fashioned Oats

Oats are a great baking ingredient to include in dog's treats. 

  • great source of protein and fiber, aiding in digestion
  • contain Vitamin B6 and iron
  • low in gluten, which can be a good alternative to whole wheat if your dog has allergies

Whole Wheat Flour

Whole wheat flour is one of the most popular ingredients in homemade dog treats. This flour does contain gluten, which can be a trigger if your dog has a sensitivity to wheat. However, this grain is a great way for your dog to get

  • the energy needed to build muscle and metabolism
  • Vitamin B9 (folate), Vitamin E, copper, and iron
  • high in fiber and carbohydrates (portion accordingly to maintain your pups weight)

Fresh Mint

Mint is in my opinion one of the best smelling herbs. There are so many benefits to this vibrant plant. Peppermint in small quantities have been known to aid in soothing dog's nausea or upset tummy. Spearmint in small quantities can be used as a natural way to freshen your dog's breath. In our treats we use spearmint :-)

Fresh Parsley

Parsley is known to be one of the best natural sources of Vitamin K for dogs as well as a breath freshener aid. Vitamin K is a fat- soluble vitamin that may contribute to your dog's blood clotting system. It also is rich in folic acids and antioxidants. This is another ingredient to give in small quantities.