IMPORTANCE OF ORGAN MEATS - "GOAT ORGAN JERKY"
Compared to regular meat, organ meats contain heavy doses of B group vitamins, A, D, E, K, folic acid as well as minerals like iron, copper, phosphorus, copper, magnesium and iodine. Whilst humans can get Vitamin D from exposure to the sun, dogs and cats are different. They must get their vitamin D from their diet.
Organ meats contain high amounts of the essential fatty acids such as arachidonic acid, and omega-3 fats, including vital EPA and DHA. Wild and free ranged goats grow in natural surrounds so our organ treats contain even higher levels of the essential nutrients.
IMPORTANCE OF COLLAGEN - "BEEFY COLLAGEN CHEWS"
Collagen is very important considering it makes up to 30% of the protein found in the body and as much as 75% of your dog’s skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and other joint supporting tissues. The collagen in your dog’s body is what is responsible for the level of elasticity in the joints, tendons, cartilage, skin, and ligaments. It is also the protein that determines the strength of your dog’s hair, bones, nails, and teeth.
Collagen’s importance is not only structural, it is vital for your dog’s skin heath and immunity.
The skin stores nutrients and protein, amino acids, enzymes and collagen fibres are present in the skin. The dermis which is the LARGEST portion of the skin is made up of collagen and up to 35% of a dog’s daily protein intake is used to maintain her skin and coat. The dermis supports and nourishes the epidermis and skin appendages. The blood vessels that supply nutrients into the epidermis are located in the dermis and immune cells that defend against infectious agents that pass through the epidermis are located in the dermis.
The skin prevents desiccation and dehydration, acts as a sensory organ, It prevents trauma, protects against invasion of microorganisms and noxious chemicals, and regulates temperature changes within the body. It also acts as the site of vitamin D synthesis.
MPORTANCE OF GREEN TRIPE - "GREEN TRIPE JERKY"
1. PACKED WITH PROTEIN
Green Tripe packs high levels of protein which also contains 7 amino acids. These amino acids are essential for your pet’s well-being by building muscle, repairing tissue, enhancing immune system and urinary tract health.
2. NATURAL PROBIOTICS
Raw Green Tripe contains high amounts of healthy natural probiotics (lactobacillus acidophilus). In your pets body, the beneficial bacteria compete with harmful bacteria (e-coli, listeria, and salmonella). Acidophilus exists naturally in all animal intestines; by including acidophilus in your pet’s diet, you increase the number of good bacteria living in your pet’s digestive system, promoting healthy digestion and optimal nutrient absorption.
3. CRAMMED WITH NATURAL VITAMINS AND MINERALS
Green Tripe contains partially-digested forage, their nutrients have been unlocked and would otherwise not be available if your dog or cat simply ate the grass directly. Herbivores such as cows and sheep have different digestive enzymes in their bodies for digesting their food i.e. grasses. Carnivores have different digestive enzymes for digesting raw meat. By including partially digested roughage in your pet’s diet, they are provided with special natural nutrients they cannot get any other way. Processed foods do include vitamins and minerals but studies show that consuming natural food sources are far more beneficial than the synthetic, isolated forms. Put simply, our pet’s body absorbs naturally-occurring vitamins better.
4. CALCIUM, PHOSPHORUS & HEALTHY FATS
Green Tripe has a nearly perfect 1:1 calcium to phosphorus ratio as well as an optimal ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids. Green tripe is acidic in pH, which makes it easier for pets to digest. Green Tripe is high in heart-healthy unsaturated fats, nearly 50% of the total fat in tripe is unsaturated. These fats provide quality, long-term energy and increase healthy HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol.
Enzymes are special proteins that are essential for the normal activity of the cells, tissues, fluids, and organs. Vitamins, minerals, hormones, and all the food we eat can do nothing without enzymes. Enzymes are extremely sensitive to heat and are destroyed by cooking temperatures above 118F degrees, pasteurization, canning, and microwaving.
Dogs and cats don’t produce salivary amylase, so the natural enzymes in raw tripe facilitates the process of breaking down food into the bio available nutrients they need. The more digestive enzymes available, the more vitamins, minerals, and usable energy your pets will absorb from their food!