Why do Miniature Schnauzers need a low purine diet?
A low purine diet is helpful for Miniature Schnauzers because they are at genetic risk of developing kidney/bladder stones along with other problems associated with a buildup of uric acid. Uric acid is produced by their bodies’ attempt to break down purine.
Mini Schnauzers are much more at risk than their larger cousins, the Schnauzers, because breeding a dog to make it smaller can create genetic predispositions to certain diseases.
Which ingredients are high in purine?
The most common place to find high purine in dog treats or food is in offal such as hearts, liver or kidneys.
It is also high in gamey-meats such as venison or duck, oily fish such as mackerel, some green vegetables like spinach or peas and legumes like lentils.
Best treats for miniature schnauzer dogs and puppiesWe offer some tasty single ingredient treats, which include no offal, that can safely be given alongside a low purine diet.
They are the Chicken Nibbles and Beef Nibbles, both of which have proved incredibly popular with dogs and their owners because of their simplicity and deliciousness making them perfect for training or treating.
Both flavours are suitable for dogs/puppies from the age of 8 weeks.
You can find them below or just click on the links here to go to the flavour your dog enjoys the most:
Beef Nibbles https://shop.bounceandbella.co.uk/products/pure-beef-nibbles-puppy-training-treats
Chicken Nibbles https://shop.bounceandbella.co.uk/products/pure-chicken-nibbles-puppy-training-treats