A treat should be worth getting excited about. But we know it’s what’s inside that counts. And that’s why Drool is committed to honesty and transparency in everything we use in our treat balls and school snacks. Our philosophy is, “if you wouldn’t eat it, why should they?”
Drool treats roll with trusted veterinary insight and playful interaction. They’re packed full of high-quality whole foods and hand-picked functional ingredients specially crafted to improve their health. And all in a shape equally at home in the human world
Real Aussie Chicken Breast vs. Meat Meal
Why Chicken Breast?
Dogs are true (furry) family members. Yet, treats made from rendered meat meals don't really say, “love”. That’s why Drool treats only contain Aussie Chicken Breast. It’s the same chicken we eat. It means they’re not just a treat to eat, they’re full of real, nutritious protein. And that matters
What are meat meals?
It’s a good question and one without a clear answer. Which is a problem to start with. Exactly what goes into a meat meal also varies greatly from one day to the next. But essentially, meat meals are made by taking the parts of the animal not fit for human consumption (like gristle, blood vessels, bones and connective tissue) and processing them under high heat to kill bacteria, grinding them up and then creating a dry powder
Why we choose 0% meat meal
Just how much nutrition is found in these discarded parts is questionable to start with. But there’s even fewer nutrients left once they’ve been processed and oxidised at high heat like this. The basic fact is meat meals aren’t considered to be fit for human consumption; that says it all for us
What happens when pets eat meat meal?
While the digestibility (% your dog actually absorbs) of real chicken meat is around 95%, the digestibility of meat meals is significantly less. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, yet under super high temperatures those crucial nutrients are oxidised to the point they’re of little use. So a large portion of what they’re eating is just filler and ends up going right through them undigested. That’s why dogs on lower quality foods need a toilet break a lot more than Drool dogs
How we roll
There’s more to Drool treats than just real Aussie chicken breast. Every ingredient that I’ve chosen is there for a reason. With no hidden nasties snuck inside.
Treats are there to celebrate a happy home-coming, help manage the ups and downs of everyday life or to simply say ‘I Love You’. And Drool treats do that with science and insight backed functional ingredients that have been lovingly rolled in to improve the health of your little hairy human.
Most importantly, they’re packed full of real, joyful flavour. It’s the best news for dogs in years.
Why fish oil
Fish oil is a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids which have been shown to have a natural anti-inflammatory effect with benefits for joints, skin irritations (like allergies), and general cardiovascular health. Most importantly, (unlike most of us) dogs just love the taste!
This amino acid is found naturally in green tea and has been shown to promote calmness and reduce irritability and anxiety-related behaviour in dogs. All without causing drowsiness. Dogs consuming L-theanine are typically more alert, playful yet calmer
This extract from the Matricaria plant is popular in people for its calming properties and the effects seem to be similar in dogs. Chamomile can also help with digestion and even have some anti-inflammatory effects
Why green banana flour?
We now know how important ‘good’ bacteria and gut health are for dogs… and us! Prebiotics (like green banana flour) provide the crucial food for your dog’s millions of gut bacteria to ensure their digestion is firing and their energy levels are legendary!
This extract from the root of the turmeric plant has widely reported natural anti-inflammatory effects with benefits for dogs with joint soreness or for those who just live a fast-paced life
Our other ingredients
This natural supplement derived from shellfish helps with the crucial production of cartilage in the joints while also promoting an anti-inflammatory effect. Both benefits are a massive bonus for dogs with joint problems like arthritis
So many of your dog’s body systems depend on collagen for strength and function, especially when your little mate is making the most out of each day. The cartilage in their joints, bone density, nail strength and of course, skin and coat health may all see improvement from the collagen in Drool treats
The proteins found in bovine colostrum have two main benefits. Not only are they an immune booster for dogs leading an adventurous life, they also help to promote calmness and reduce anxiety
Tryptophan is one of the key building blocks used by dogs to make melatonin (a crucial sleep hormone) and serotonin (a neurotransmitter that controls mood, sleep, and appetite). Deficiencies can be associated with aggression, depression and moodiness
While this vitamin-like compound has often been used to promote a healthy body weight by promoting fat burning, it may also help with muscle recovery after exercise
Chondroitin sulfate is a natural compound found in cartilage. It’s considered a building block of hyaline cartilage - the spongy stuff in dog’s joints. Early research has shown it may slow the breakdown of cartilage in joints and delay the onset of the signs (like pain and inflammation) associated with osteoarthritis