The Best Meats to Feed Your Dogs

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Now, there is no debating the fact that dogs are omnivores. So, it’s obvious that they require some kind of meat as part of their diet. But, have you ever wondered what meats would be ideal for your dog? Well, if you have and are still looking for answers, we’ve got them for you.Here are some suggestions from Dr. Bruce Syme (BVSc) of “Vets All Natural”

Beef

This is one of the more commonly available meat options for dogs. However, a lot of the “beef” that you buy for your dogs are actually part of a mix called a “meat meal”. Meat meals are made by combining non-saleable or non-useable body parts and grinding them and drying them at extremely hot temperatures.However, it is better to serve your dog with farm grown beef as they have higher protein content. But, they also have more fat, which makes organic beef a better choice, provided, you’re willing to pay a little extra.

Kangaroo

Though kangaroo meat can be hard to get, it is the best meat option. It is nutritionally superior due to the low fat and high protein combination. Plus, it is also rich in minerals and vitamins. This is because kangaroos graze on all kinds of shrubs, grass, and trees.But, since they aren’t farmed, supply can be limited, especially due to culling regulations.

Chicken

Chicken is the most commonly available meat option out there. The meat is heavily used in commercial pet foods due to the low costs associated with farming chickens.However, chicken meat is not the best option if your objective is nutrition. This is because a lot of them suffer from vitamin D deficiency (as they are kept in coops throughout their life) and lack natural antioxidants due to their poor man-made diets.So, unless, you have access to wild chickens, which are nutritionally superior, stick to the two above mentioned options.

Turkey

Turkey is another variety of poultry meat like chicken. But, it is relatively healthier than chicken meat. This is because it is 70% white meat and 30% dark meat. As a result, the protein content is higher and the fat content, lower.Turkey meat is also rich in minerals such as phosphorus, zinc, iron, potassium, and vitamins such as niacin and B6.

Goat

Goat meat is one of the most widely consumed meat options. But, when it comes to pets, feral goat meat remains the ideal choice. It is also a nutritionally sound option due to the fact that it is lower in calories than pork/lamb/beef, lower in fat/cholesterol than chicken, and higher in iron content than beef.

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