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jellies support health daily

Our research-based, vet-formulated daily health jellies, support your dog’s health, from pup to senior, right from your own kitchen.


why feed health jellies?

Although you're probably feeding complete and balanced food to your dog, they often need something extra.

It's just like us when we take multi-vitamins and other supplements!

Extra health support is especially important as dogs age. Dogs are generally living longer, so they tend to have more health issues, often affecting mobility, energy and the brain.

  • It’s not just old dogs though. Lots of dogs have seasonal allergies, anxiety, skin conditions, digestive issues, bad breath…
  • Even if they’re puppies, they can be stressed: leaving mum, moving into a new home, getting de-sexed and vaccinated…we need to start them off on the right, um, paw.

not sure what's needed?

Spend a few minutes doing the assessment quiz, developed in conjunction with our holistic vet, to make sure your dog gets the right health jellies.


shop health jellies

This immune-boosting and calming health jelly, with magnesium glycinate and antioxidants for calming & immunity is designed to support your puppy’s health as they grow. 

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This antioxidant-rich health jelly, with l-carnitine and ginkgo for brain health, is designed to help reduce disturbed behaviour and improve quality of life, as your dog grows into their senior years.

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This anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting health jelly, with valerian, tryptophan, l-theanine & linden is designed to help reduce anxious behaviour, and help your dog be calm to your dog.

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This anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting health jelly, with medicinal mushrooms & other adaptogens is designed to support your dog’s immune function and put the pep back in their step!

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This anti-bacterial and immune-boosting health jelly, with cranberry, green tea & citrus polyphenols is designed to help reduce stinky breath, and support your dog’s oral health.

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This anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting health jelly, with valerian, tryptophan, l-theanine & linden is designed to help reduce anxious behaviour, and help your dog be calm to your dog.

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making the jellies


FAQs

HOW TO MAKE THE JELLIES

Making the health jellies is very simple and very quick. (See the video above.) We recommend doing them in fortnightly batches for freshness. To maximise that freshness, we also suggest keeping them in a small airtight container (or wrapping in foil, and then put in the container), and keeping in the chiller drawer, not the fridge door.)

The quantities to use are below, and they'll change depending on the size of the dog.

This is what you'll do:

          1. Put the right quantity of jelly mix in a small jug and add the right quantity of cold water. Mix & stir for 2 mins approx. You should see the mix get quite claggy and a bit grainy.
          2. Boil some water, and put that in a larger bowl. (Make sure the water has just boiled.)
          3. Put the jug with the jelly mix into the bowl of boiling water, and stir the jelly mix for 3 mins approx. You should now see it gets more liquid and silky.
          4. Pour into a container or a mould and set in the fridge
          5. Pop out or score into 15 doses; store in fridge
          6. Feed daily with a meal

Note that if using a mould, you want 15 spaces of the right size. So for example, if you have a small dog, that would be cavity sizes of about 5ml each. See below for more on that. The easiest way though, is to put it into any container and score it once it's set, into 15 approximately even cubes.

HOW MUCH LASTS FOR HOW LONG?

The fortnightly amount of jelly mix and water is below. In addition, if you're using a mould (vs a container) the following cavity sizes suit:

  1. Small - 5mm
  2. Medium - 10mm
  3. Large - 20mm

In addition, 70 gram packs make a 2 month supply for dogs less than 10kg (small) and a 1 month supply for dogs 10kg to 25kg (medium).

140 gram packs make 1 month supply for a dog 25kg+ (large) and 4 months for a small dog, and 2 months for a medium sized dog.

These natural supplements are not like a panadol; they work over time. We recommend that supplements are fed on an ongoing basis - and at least for 3 months.

 

HOW DO I STORE THEM?

To stay fresh, please make in fortnightly batches and keep in a small airtight container, in the chiller drawer.  

WHAT IF MY DOG...?

WILL MY DOG HAVE A REACTION TO THE SUPPLEMENTS?

While our supplements have been trialled with a range of dogs, and contain ingredients we know are safe, there’s always a chance our health jellies may not agree with your dog. Any slight stomach discomfort should subside within the first few days but if symptoms persist, we recommend pausing use and speaking to your vet, as well as getting in contact with our bestie team at hello@bestiekitchen.com. If you suspect the supplement treats are causing an acute reaction, please contact your vet immediately, as well as our team.

WHAT IF MY DOG DOESN’T LIKE IT?

As we mentioned above, we’ve taste-tested bestie health jellies with a bunch of dogs. (Even our own, the pickiest dog on the planet. Seriously.) So we’d be surprised if your dog won’t eat the jelly as a treat OR mixed in with their meal. However, if this does happen, then please contact us at hello@bestiekitchen.com and we’ll see how we can help.

MY DOG HATES TAKING PILLS. HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT?

We’ll send you a health jelly mix. You’ll simply add it to water, stir, and set to create your bite-sized, gelatin-based jellies. The gelatin is highly palatable to dogs, and you can feed it whole OR drop it into their food.

CAN I GIVE BESTIE HEALTH JELLIES TO MY PUPPY?

Yes! Simply fill out the profile, and we’ll recommend something to get them off on the right foot. Um, paw.

WHAT IF MY DOG IS ON MEDICATION?

We’ll ask you about your dog’s health condition in the assessment quiz. If there’s something contra-indicated, we’re likely to mention it. That said, if your dog is currently taking any other prescribed medications, we recommend you check with your vet first to prevent the potential for adverse reactions.


WE'RE ON A MISSION

To change the way people feed their dogs. From super-processed junk out of a bag, to fresh and minimally processed.

Who we are

We're an Australian dietary supplement company for dogs and cats, started by dog lovers and foodies.

We're on a bit of a mission with bestie. I think it’s nuts that we’d feed our dogs and cats ultra-processed food from a bag or tin. I understand convenience, I really do, but seriously? I don’t eat junk, so why should they?

With that convenience in mind though, what I set out to do at bestie, was make it easy to feed healthy treats and complete and balanced meals, right from your own kitchen. (Using lots of research, holistic vet and animal nutritionist input to do it of course! No empty fads here!)

We manufacture in small batches, in coastal Newcastle, using Australian ingredients where we can (which is mostly). We use carbon neutral shipping and compostable satchels.

We're also super-approachable, so if you have questions, we always answer.

shop health jellies

This immune-boosting and calming health jelly, with magnesium glycinate and antioxidants for calming & immunity is designed to support your puppy’s health as they grow. 

Sold out

This antioxidant-rich health jelly, with l-carnitine and ginkgo for brain health, is designed to help reduce disturbed behaviour and improve quality of life, as your dog grows into their senior years.

Sold out

This anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting health jelly, with valerian, tryptophan, l-theanine & linden is designed to help reduce anxious behaviour, and help your dog be calm to your dog.

Sold out

This anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting health jelly, with medicinal mushrooms & other adaptogens is designed to support your dog’s immune function and put the pep back in their step!

Sold out

This anti-bacterial and immune-boosting health jelly, with cranberry, green tea & citrus polyphenols is designed to help reduce stinky breath, and support your dog’s oral health.

Sold out

This anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting health jelly, with valerian, tryptophan, l-theanine & linden is designed to help reduce anxious behaviour, and help your dog be calm to your dog.

Sold out

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"Happier and less confused with Einstein jellies!! Our 13yr old poodle X loves the Einstein jelly mushed into her morning meal with mince and Bestie Balancer. She’s noticeably less befuddled and happier. Plus she’s not constantly looking for me!"

Angie, bestie mum.