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Is your dog allergy-prone towards generic meats such as chicken, beef, or fish? Or is it literally getting sick of eating the same thing over and over again? Either way, it is a sign that your dog needs a makeover in its diet solution.
If you have been following the latest dog food guide on relevant information about the best novel food protein diets for dogs, kangaroo meat is the answer.
Kangaroo meat is becoming increasingly popular among canines and their owners. This is due to the high amount of quality protein that it carries in its meat source. Nutritionally rich and hypoallergenic, kangaroo meat is the real deal compared to other protein sources.
The question is, can kangaroo meat stay ahead of its game? Is the hype of this novel protein worth it? We find out more here.
The benefits of kangaroo meat for dogs are plenty. It is higher in protein content compared to other types of regular meat. Since kangaroos naturally have lean red meat, it is one of the best choices for dogs suffering from conditions that require low-fat diets. For example, gastrointestinal problems such as pancreatitis require such diets.
In addition to healthy fats, kangaroo meat is also rich in iron, zinc and B vitamins including niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12. In short, kangaroo meat is the bee's knees when it comes to premium quality sources of lean protein.
Besides this, kangaroos are usually not farmed like cows or chickens. They come from natural environments via hunting for population control. This means that kangaroos are free range and their meat does not contain antibiotics or steroids and their fats contain a higher proportion of omega-3s.
For kangaroo meat fans, they see this protein source as the best hypoallergenic meat for dogs. Since it is a novel protein, most dogs are less likely to be exposed to kangaroo compared to other protein sources like beef and chicken but calling it hypoallergenic is incorrect. It is possible that dogs could develop an allergy to kangaroo, however for dogs that have never been exposed to it before, this is highly unlikely
For more information on skin allergies and how a hypoallergenic diet can help, read Dog Food For Skin Allergies - What You Need To Know About Symptoms, Causes And Hypoallergenic Diet.
Although allergies to kangaroo meat may develop in dogs, such cases are pretty rare. You can't tell whether your dog is allergic to certain meats unless it has shown signs or symptoms of allergies.
The best place to buy fresh kangaroo meat is at Petcubes. Our doggie treats are available in both standard and trial packs for your easy convenience.
With Grade 8 ingredients such as wild hunted kangaroo meat, organic vegetables, extra virgin hemp seed oil, and organic berries, this is the ideal nutritional diet to feed your dog. The mixture of fruits and vegetables in it gives it a boost of vitamin C content. Now, this is something that every dog owner doesn’t mind feeding to their beloved canine every day!
Rest assured though, all commercially packaged raw kangaroo meals must undergo pasteurisation according to industry laws. This sterilisation process will destroy most pathogens and make raw meat safe for consumption.
Petcubes’ dog foods do not contain any preservatives. To guarantee freshness and product safety, all the raw or gently cooked foods are flash frozen. Flash freezing is a popular method of freezing foods that retains all the nutrients of the ingredients.
What to look out for when buying kangaroo dog food?
Similar to when you are purchasing any food for your canine, it’s vital that you’re purchasing kangaroo dog food from a trustworthy brand. Research the brand so that you’re confident that you’re feeding your dog a balanced and nutritious diet.
Also, remember to check ingredient labels to ensure that you are satisfied that your dog will receive all the nutrients it needs from the food you are about to purchase.
The amount to give to your dog varies according to factors such as your dog’s nutritional needs, health history, breed and body size. Puppies will need less than adult dogs and active dogs usually need high protein diets.
If you’re feeding your dog store bought kangaroo dog food, check the recommended serving instructions based on your dog’s weight and age. If however, you’re making dog food with kangaroo from scratch, do check with your veterinarian for the right nutritional ratios to ensure a healthy and balanced diet.
You can cook kangaroo meat in all sorts of ways. You can either do your research by looking at cookbooks for dogs or do a Google search for a variety of delicious and nutritious recipes. Most dogs would enjoy a good juicy piece of kangaroo steak.
Not only is this novel protein easy to cook, it is also easy for your dogs to digest as well, especially when cooked till tender juicy perfection. Alternatively, you can also serve up a hearty kangaroo, sweet potato and mixed vegetable recipe for your dogs to savour as another option.
For now, the sky’s the limit for kangaroo meat since it is a specialist niche product that is a step above the rest. As a top novel protein diet, this bush meat from the land down under is leading the way in helping us feed dogs that are allergy prone.
In addition to kangaroo, Petcubes also offers other novel proteins such as crocodile, salmon and venison. Read more about the benefits of each protein in the following articles:
Dr Francis is one of the top wildlife nutritionists in Asia. Originating from Montreal, Canada, he left at 21 to pursue his Masters and subsequently a PhD in wildlife nutrition at Oxford Brookes University. Instead of taking the path of common animal science to learn about farm animals, or through the veterinarian space and taking a certificate in nutrition, he took the road less travelled to dive deep into the world of animal ecology, metabolism and nutrition.
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