Importance of Organ Meat and Bones for Your Dog’s Health
Why feed organ treats and bones to your dogs?
Bones and organ treats for dogs are full of essential nutrients. A prolonged diet without them can lead to deficiencies. Solve this with dehydrated organs.
The nutritional requirement of dogs is not the same as that of us humans. As you must’ve heard, dogs are descendants of wolves. As a result, their strong digestive system allows them to digest high-protein foods like meat and bones. You must give your dog all kinds of organ meat, including liver, pancreas, heart, gizzards, tongue, spleen, and lungs. Try giving your dog mutton liver chunks, pork lung chunks or other organ treats, and you’ll observe a sea change in their health. This is because organ meats are full of Copper, Iron, Folic Acid, Magnesium, Iodine, and Vitamins. If your dog’s diet is devoid of organ meat and bones for a long time, it can lead to deficiencies and result in chronic issues.
Many Indian pet parents get dogs home but don’t pay much attention to their proper diet. You’ll find people feeding all sorts of cooked food and processed dog treats to their pets. One may feel it’s enough when in reality, this is insufficient. There’s no way to know what goes on in your dog’s treats, as most companies avoid mentioning the complete list of ingredients. To top it, only 1 out of 20 people think about going through the ingredients. While dog treats, biscuits, dog chews, etc., are tasty, they’re not as nutritious as one would expect them to be.
Following is a deep dive into the nutrients provided by meat and bones.
- The liver is full of Omega 3, Omega 6, Folacin and Vitamins A, E, K and B. In addition to improving digestion, it helps in treating fatigue and supports the dog’s nervous system.
- The heart consists of essential Proteins, Iron, Selenium and Taurine. It helps in the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system, retina and central nervous system. It is also successful in treating bowel, skin and heart problems.
- Bones are made of calcium phosphate. This mineral is essential not just for a growing dog but an adult dog too. Once you start feeding raw bones to your dogs, you’ll notice that it’ll automatically get rid of the tartar, bad breath and will keep their digestive tracts squeaky clean.
For most Indian families, feeding fresh meat may not always be an option. Hence, dehydrated organs are good training treats and healthy snacks.
Companies have come up with commercial dog chews. What pet parents are unaware of is the number of preservatives that go into them. Even if your dog chooses them at a store, don’t fall for it. After all, if you won’t look after your dog’s diet, then who will?