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Benefits of Duck for Cats and Dogs

Benefits of Duck for Cats and Dogs

Do you know why more and more pet parents are looking to add our Duck Meals to their cats’ and dogs’ diets?

It's because, on top of adding variety, duck is a common solution to food allergies and sensitivities, and has many other health benefits.

Here are 4 reasons explaining the importance of duck meat in pet food and why you should also add our Duck Meals, Duck Necks, or Duck Treats to your dogs’ and cats’ diets.

1. Nutritional Benefits

Duck is a great source of protein. Low in saturated fat, with a rich source of most B vitamins, duck also has useful amounts of phosphorous and potassium.

It also contains antioxidants, zinc and selenium that add to the nutritional benefits of duck meat for cats and dogs. These antioxidants help boost our pets' immune systems. And selenium also helps maintain normal thyroid function.

Moreover, duck is an excellent source of cancer-protective B Vitamins. Niacin (Vitamin B3) aids in controlling glucose levels in the body and converting protein, fat, and carbohydrates into usable energy. Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) supports energy metabolism and cardiovascular health.

And since it is a protein source naturally higher in fat, it is excellent for energetic dogs and pets wanting to gain weight. Also, the omega-3 fatty acids in duck meat provide dogs and cats with healthy skin and coat.

However, if your dogs or cats are overweight or have a history of pancreatitis, duck protein should be fed in moderation.

2. A Cooling Food

In Chinese medicine, duck is considered a "Yin" food.

"Yin" represents the concepts of cooling, fluids, quietness, and passive behaviour as opposed to “Yang” which represents the concepts of heat, inflammation, outward energy, and aggressive behaviour.

Many holistic veterinarians recommend adding “cooling foods” such as duck meat for dogs and cats with inflammatory conditions such as allergies, arthritis, and cancer.

3. Food Allergies

Duck is a novel protein and a good alternative for dogs and cats that are food-sensitive to chicken or beef proteins.

Feeding an elimination trial of Duck protein (also lamb and other novel proteins) is often recommended along with a food allergy test. However, this test can be quite expensive and the information gained is not always worth the effort or expense.

For elimination diets and pets suffering from food intolerances or allergies, note that it is important to use high-quality meat, sourced from a trustworthy, uncontaminated source.

4. Variety

Variety is the spice of life and rotating proteins can be key to optimal nutrition! In addition, variety works greatly in exciting your dogs’ and cats’ taste buds. Feeding a variety of Furchild Meals also helps improve your pet’s overall nutrition.

And since your furchildren deserve the best ingredients…

Furchild ONLY uses high-quality, human-grade meats, which is why our duck is imported from France. It’s cage-free, and has never been given any hormones, steroids, or antibiotics!

In addition to our Duck Meals for Cats and Duck & Organic Vegetables Recipe for Dogs, we also offer Freeze-dried Duck Treats and raw Duck Necks.

Our Duck Necks come in frozen, freeze-dried options, and are the perfect meaty treat for your pets. Raw necks are classified as edible bones as they are soft, pliable, and easily crushed. Also, duck necks provide superior levels of amino acids, essential fatty acids and trace minerals.

Our freeze-dried duck treats are perfect as everyday high-value pet treats, a reward for training, flavour bribes, or to add to your pet's bowl for a nutritional boost.

For dogs, our Duck & Organic Vegetables recipe contains duck protein in combination with a variety of organic vegetables that provide important fibre, organic oils, vitamins, minerals, and even trace minerals so that our dogs get the best nutrition they rightfully deserve!

Fresh ingredients commonly used in raw food diets for dogs and cats

Jul 2018

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