It all started with a puppy named Shay…
Founded in 2020, Shay’s Way was created as a solution to get pets that are picky eaters to not only devour their meals, but also ensure that these picky eaters are getting the right dose of healthy fats.
Shay, our family puppy, was a picky eater. Like picky children pushing vegetables around on their plate, Shay was not interested in eating her meals. This was cause for concern as we were worried about Shay not getting proper nutrients due to her lack of eating. Our family was trying everything imaginable to get her to eat, until one day we finally found a solution. After family dinner we gave shay some salmon. To our amazement the salmon and all the other kibble in the bowl was devoured! The feeling we had knowing Shay was finally eating and getting the right dose of healthy fats, is something we want to share with all pet parents who have gone through what we have experienced.
About Our Products
Sustainably sourced fresh raw fish with no entrails from the west coast of Canada. Received at our CFIA (Canada Food Inspection Agency) registered facility, fresh from the source and processed into various products including Shay’s Way pet meal toppers which are portioned to size then frozen prior to next process.
Portions are thawed and hand filled into Shay’s Way pouches. They are small batch processed, pressure cooked (Retorted) into the Shay’s Way foil pouch. This is a fully cooked product that eliminates any pathogens as may be contained in raw products.
All single species products for customers to know exactly the variety of salmon or others product forms. The vast majority of freeze dry products are mixed species ground and extruded into shape.
We use high fat content fish species to maximize the amazing benefits of fish oils. Our products contain between 15% and 20% oils whereas Sockeye 6% and pink 3% respectively. Only raw materials from CFIA and FDA registered seafood facilities are used in Shay's Way products.
The Benefits of choosing
How to Use Shay's Way
In order to enjoy all the benefits of Shay’s Way be sure to use the entire pouch. Pour content of package into a container and mix all the wonderful liquids back into the fish prior to serving. Serve as directed and seal and refrigerate remaining product (Can be mixed in the pouch if desired).
The Benefits of Omega 3
Salmon and other high oil species are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which support the immune system, may decrease inflammation, and can keep your dog's coat looking shiny and healthy. It's also a good protein source. In fact, salmon is a common ingredient in high-quality dog food.
The health benefits of including Omega-3 fats in a human’s diet are widely known and accepted. But, did you know that Omega-3 fats also provide our pets with a range of health benefits as well when included in their diet through proteins such as Salmon?
Second only to protein, fats form a vital part of our pets’ dietary requirements. Fats provide energy, are critical for normal cell function as well as the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K). Fats are also the precursor to hormones and have a remarkable impact on inflammation.
The Benefits of Omega 3
So a diet with adequate fat, the right type of fat and the right balance of these fats, is just as important to your pets’ health, as it is your own.
Omega-3 fats are not as common in our pets’ diets as saturated fats, unsaturated fats and omega-6 fatty acids. Unfortunately, depending on how pet food is processed, trans-fatty acids (which are the harmful fats) may also be present.
These saturated, unsaturated and omega-6 fats do provide health benefits, as long as they are supported by good amounts of omega-3 fats in the diet. It’s a bit like a see saw, where the balance of each type of fat is important in ensuring optimal health overall.
Omega-3 fats are beneficial as they help to control the inflammatory process in the body and can benefit pets in many ways including:
- Healthy joint function especially as pets age
- Healthy skin and coat
- A decreased incidence and symptoms of allergies
- A positive impact on inflammation throughout the system
- Healthy cardiovascular function
Fresh fish is one of the best ways to integrate high quality omega-3 fatty acids into your pets’ diet and understanding where the fish that goes into your pet’s diets comes from is important when weighing up the pros of a high fish diet, versus some of the negative associations, such as contamination by heavy metals for example.
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Looking to pick up our product in person? Purchase from your local pet store!