Perth-based small business Pawsome Organics is dedicated to hand-made, healthy and certified organic treat options for discerning pet owners. Their vegan, plant-based treats use clean and wholesome ingredients such as turmeric, kale, coconut oil and hemp, with none of the allergens and fillers that are common in commercial products.
The idea for the company came when the owners were searching for a natural alternative to help treat their dog, who was recovering from cruciate ligament surgery and exhibiting signs of arthritis in his hips. After they discovered golden turmeric paste, the dog’s health and movement started to improve within a week, and the owners began researching more about the common artificial ingredients in conventional dog food and treats. From here, they decided they could produce more natural and sustainable options themselves to serve health-conscious pet owners.
Pawsome has been certified organic for five years, with the owners choosing to certify to help build trust with their growing consumer base. The company believes that an organic diet may reduce your dog’s skin ailments, digestive issues and allergies, while also increasing their overall health and immunity.
One of their most popular items is their Organic Pumpkin and Turmeric Dog Treats. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, a natural anti-inflammatory compound with a range of other health benefits. The bioavailability of curcumin is greatly increased when combined with black pepper, so peppercorns are included in the all-natural ingredient list. Their treats have a best before date of ten months, with coconut oil often utilised as a natural preservative in addition to its nutritional advantages.
The company also offers a variety of hemp oils and supplements that are combined with turmeric, as hemp is a potent anti-inflammatory itself due to its perfect ratio of essential fatty acids. Other organic options on sale include natural and non-toxic pest repellents for pets, as well as natural worming and parasite treatments.
Pawsome Organics was named as a Finalist in the Innovation Award category for the 2022 Australian Organic Industry Awards. Those wishing to pick up some certified organic treats for their pets can visit these stockists across the country, or else place an order with the Pawsome Organics online store.