Liver is nature's most nutrient dense superfood.
Did you know organ meat, and even more specifically, liver, is often the most nutritious part of an animal?
One serving of liver contains more protein, less fat, and 10 to 100 times the nutrients found in a serving of muscle meat. Liver is loaded with protein, iron, B vitamins, vitamin A, CoQ10 and essential fatty acids, which basically makes it nature's multivitamin.
Here are just a few of the benefits liver offers your dog:
- CoQ10 - improves joint and heart health. Liver increases "good cholesterol," helps lower blood pressure and protect the hearts muscle tissue.
- Vitamin A - as a powerful antioxidant, it supports digestion and reproductive organs.
- Vitamin D - as an important nutrient for immune function, vitamin D helps protect against cancers, autoimmune and infectious diseases. It supports muscle and bone strength too.
- Iron - can support increasing your dog's endurance and strength.
- Fatty acids - improve coat health.
Why freeze-dried raw?
...because it's the best of both worlds! Cooking liver causes the loss of 25-55% of certain essential nutrients. Whereas, freeze-dried raw liver keeps all the benefits of nutrients of raw protein but ditches any harmful bacteria and mess you would have from raw. Also, the light crunchy texture of freeze-dried meats is rewarding and satisfying to even the pickiest of eaters!
What to watch out for
Because liver is so rich in nutrients, it can cause tummy upset or loose stool. So depending on your dog's size, start with only a couple pieces a day to test the reaction. If your dog does have loose stools, you can always feed a bit less until the digestive system adapts.
Let's get the party started!
You have the option to feed your dog liver as a treat, food topper or training aid.