Redbarn Pet Products, a leading provider of premium pet food, treats and chews, is teaming up with Dogs4Diabetics as an official treat sponsor for the California-based nonprofit. Dogs4Diabetics, a leader in developing medical-alert service dogs, trains dogs and unites them with people with diabetes in need at no cost to the owner. Approximately 1.25 million Americans are living with Type 1 Diabetes, and these canine relationships are proven to be life-saving for so many insulin-dependent diabetics.
Through the new partnership, Redbarn will provide Dogs4Diabetics with an ongoing monthly supply of its popular treats, Protein Puffs. These treats will be used to help scent-train service dogs to detect changes in blood sugar 20 to 30 minutes before the latest technology on the market would, and alert their owners accordingly.
“Dogs4Diabetics is an amazing organization, and we’re honored to play a part in helping train the service dogs that support the diabetic community,” said Howie Bloxam, co-founder of Redbarn Pet Products. “Our Protein Puffs are light and airy, low in calories and packed with protein, providing an optimal reward for good behavior during training sessions. We’re looking forward to sharing these treats in support of this important initiative for years to come.”
Available in a variety of flavors without the use of artificial preservatives or coloring, Protein Puffs are packed with protein and essential amino acids needed to support muscle activity and transport nutrients throughout a dog’s body. Redbarn’s focus on products with healthy, top-quality ingredients make its treats ideal for training purposes, ensuring pets stay nourished when edible incentives are used to learn and repeat certain behaviors.
“Training our service dogs is the first step to providing a life-changing companion to people living with Type 1 Diabetes,” said Christy Gillham, executive director of Dogs4Diabetics. “We’ve spent years researching the most effective ways to scent-train service dogs to detect hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, in diabetics and using the right treats is such an important factor. Redbarn’s Protein Puffs have already proven to be a fantastic tool in helping us train our dogs, and we’re thrilled to have an ongoing supply of the treats moving forward.”
Dogs4Diabetics is committed to ethical and industry-leading standards in its training, and also makes sure its service dogs are mature, socialized and skilled in basic obedience prior to finding these dogs their forever home. For more information on the nonprofit, visit www.dogs4diabetics.com. To learn more about Redbarn and its pet products, visit www.redbarn.com.