Posted by The Granville Island Pet Treatery on 31st May 2022
Why You Should Include Liver In Your Dog’s Diet
You may shy away from this organ meat, but liver is a doggy delicacy!
Chock full of beneficial supplements, liver is a delicious way to include extra nutrients into your furry companion’s diet.
Why is Liver good for your dog?
It’s a nutrient-dense animal protein that will give your dog the vitamins and minerals they need. In fact, liver’s so rich in nutrients that its sometimes referred to as nature’s multivitamin by canine nutritionists. Not only does it pack a nutritional punch, but dogs love the flavour and really enjoy liver as a treat!
Here are just a few of the nutrients that liver offers your pup:
- Vitamin A: A powerful antioxidant that supports digestion and reproductive organs.
- Vitamin D: A really important nutrient for immune function. It also supports muscle and bone strength.
- Folic Acid, B vitamins: Support mental and nerve health.
- Iron: Great for brain function and regulating body temperature. Helps with your dog’s endurance and strength.
- Minerals (copper & zinc): Supports bone and joint health, skin, coat, immunity.
Is Liver safe for your dog?
Despite liver’s high nutritional value, many people are hesitant to feed it to their dogs.
However, although the liver’s main job is filtering toxins out of the body, it doesn’t store those toxins. In fact, muscle meats are typically higher in unwanted toxins than liver is!
It’s also less fatty than traditional muscle meat, has more protein than other cuts of meat, and delivers a big flavour punch that dogs love.
What kind of Liver should I feed my dog?
The fantastic part about feeding your dog liver is that it doesn’t have to come from just one animal! You can give them liver from cow, bison, lamb, pig, duck, turkey, and chicken.
It’s actually beneficial to feed them liver from different animals since they all have variations of nutrients.
Why choose Dehydrated Liver?
Easier to store than fresh or frozen, and free of the preservatives and additives that can be found in the canned options - our dehydrated liver treats are a great choice when it comes to both health and convenience.
Dried while raw, the taste is irresistible for both cats and dogs.
Dehydration is a gentle process that preserves raw ingredients, is free of artificial preservatives and keeps nutrients and enzymes intact.
We offer dehydrated liver treats in pork, beef, bison and lamb.