Redbarn Pet Products Named Official Treat Sponsor for Dogs4Diabetics
Dogs4Diabetics trains dogs and pairs them with diabetics in need at no cost to the owner. Approximately 1.25 million Americans are living with Type 1 Diabetes and these canine relationships help insulin-dependent diabetics.
Through the new partnership, Redbarn will provide Dogs4Diabetics with an ongoing monthly supply of its 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 could 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.”
Protein Puffs contain the protein and essential amino acids needed to support muscle activity and transport nutrients throughout a dog’s body without the use of artificial preservatives or coloring.
“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 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.”