Posted by The Granville Island Pet Treatery on 28th Jun 2022

Feeling Fishy - Anchovies & Sardines

When it comes to snacks for your cat or dog, you already know that Sardines are a great choice. (And if you don’t, check out our blog on 4 Reasons Sardines are Great for Your Pet!) That’s why they’re our #1 selling product!

We believe in them so much that we’ve decided to introduce a complimentary treat that pets will go crazy for and pet parents can be happy to serve: Anchovies

Anchovies are also a delicious and healthy option when it comes to treats for your pet!

How Can Anchovies Benefit My Pet?

Anchovies are one of the most nutrient-dense fish in the sea and are loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids.

These fatty acids have powerful anti-inflammatory properties and can benefit their skin and coat, while other nutrients found in anchovies offer a wide range of benefits.

Some of the health benefits of anchovies:

  • Support brain development
  • Help with arthritis by reducing inflammation
  • Improve your pet’s companion’s ability to fight cancer
  • Benefit their immune system
  • Boost the heart and kidney health
  • Improve skin and coat health
  • Reduce anxiety, depression and hyperactivity

Worried About Toxins?

Just like sardines, anchovies are at the bottom of the aquatic food chain, and are also relatively short lived. Because of this, they do not harbour pollutants and toxins as larger and longer-lived fish do.

Anchovies & Sardines

Whether you choose to give your pet anchovies or sardines, they both have tons of nutrients your cat and dog can benefit from!

Sardines are richer in Omega 3 fatty acid, Iron, and Vitamin B12, while anchovies are richer in Calcium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin D.

Packed with nutrients and flavour, these small fish both have amazing health benefits and are perfect crunchy and delicious treats for your pet!

These fish are both nutrient and calorie dense so a little goes a long way. Make sure you’re feeding an appropriate amount and account for the extra calories in your pet’s diet. If needed, break anchovies into pieces for smaller pets (under 20 lbs) and always supervise use.


Why Choose Dehydrated Anchovies?

Easier to store than fresh or frozen, and free of the preservatives and additives that can be found in the canned options - our dehydrated anchovies are a great choice when it comes to both health and convenience.

Dehydration is a gentle process that preserves raw ingredients, is free of artificial preservatives and keeps nutrients and enzymes intact. They are brittle and easy to digest, making them an ideal treat for the young or elderly pet.

Our single ingredient dried anchovies have no additives, no added salt, no preservatives and no harmful chemicals of any kind. Imported from Vietnam under the guidance of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, these reward treats for dogs (and cats) aren't just tasty, they're good for your pet. Treat your pet to a healthy skin and coat with Dried Anchovies, all-natural and lovingly packaged by The Granville Island Pet Treatery.

The Choice is Yours!

No matter whether you choose sardines or anchovies, your pet is getting a delicious, healthy, value-added treat with a multitude of health benefits.