Best Turkey Treats for Dogs
You’ve heard that turkey is a tasty snack and a great source of nutrition for your dog. Unlike us, they need and want it in their diet more than once or twice a year (when the holidays roll around). But like with any dog food category, not all turkey-based options on the market are created equally. Today we break down why this natural food is so important to a canine’s diet, along with our recommendation for the best turkey treat for them.
You want your furry companion to have strong muscles. Not only is this important for playtime at the park or long hikes together, but strong muscles are also required to support their overall health, wellness, and quality of life. Muscles help protect their joints, which will mitigate the onset of pain as they get older. To build strong muscles they require a hefty dose of high-quality protein and amino acids in their diet. The source must also be bioavailable for dogs. This ultimately means that it must be easy to digest, absorb, and convert into other proteins. While there are a number of natural meat-based protein sources out there, many tend to be higher in saturated fat. The latter is bad for your dog’s body fat composition and general gastrointestinal system. The good news is that your dog can get access to high-quality, bioavailable, and extremely lean protein through Mother Nature’s prized fowl - the turkey.
Another great thing about turkey for dogs is that it provides alternative options for pups that have shown to be sensitive to other types of protein sources. Many people are surprised to learn that some dogs suffer from food allergies that can be triggered by beef and/or chicken-based recipes. Turkey has is rarely associated with food sensitivities and allergies in dogs. Furthermore, this lean white meat is a good source of folate and vitamins B1 (thiamine) and B2 (riboflavin). Folate supports normal metabolic functions such as DNA synthesis and red blood cell production, while B1 and B2 both support the metabolism of amino acids and carbohydrates in your dog’s body, in addition to providing digestive support.
Turkey is no turkey when it comes to your dog’s nutritional needs. In fact, many vets deem it to be an essential ingredient when choosing dog treats.
OK, so you’re rightfully convinced that turkey treats are the way to go for your companion. But with more than a few to choose from on the Canadian marketplace how do you make your final pick? Look no further than Chew Love’s Turkey Jerky!
Turkey Jerky is one of the most popular among the goodies found in our single ingredient shop. As a single ingredient product, you don’t have to worry about other additives or ingredients that your dog may be sensitive to, or simply may not have a taste for. Our Turkey Jerky is handcrafted, using locally sourced fowl, and is comprised of high-quality, lean, white meat that helps your best friend build muscle and live a long, happy, and healthy life.