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It smells revolting and is not exactly pleasant to prepare. But canine nutritionists and veterinarians have always said that these foods should be fed to your dogs at least once a week.You might be thinking,I really cannot do this, but you may think twice after reading about the nutritional benefits of these three super foods .
- Improved appetite and digestion
- Cleaner teeth and great for jaw and facial muscles
- Dry and itchy skin problems improved or eliminated
- Coats with richer color, shine and lower susceptibility to fleas
- Calmer temperaments and decreased waste in poop.
There are many nutritional benefits for your dogs from eating green tripe. It contains a very diverse profile of nutrients including enzymes, omega 3, 6, 9 fatty acids, probiotics, and phytonutrients. Green tripe assists your canine in utilizing their food as well, aiding in the digestion process. It can also be used as an appetite stimulator. In cases where dogs refuse to eat their meal it can aid in stimulating the appetite. Diets that do not contain live enzymes put a greater stress on the pancreas and other organs to help to breakdown food.
BENEFITS OF FISH HEADS AND FRESH WHOLE FISH
Fish is a wonderful food to feed our dogs. If you buy frozen fish fillet, keep in mind that it’s missing so many important nutrients.
Raw fish fillet is great because it’s a whole food. Remove all of the bones if fish is cooked. Fresh whole fish contains the blood, the guts, bones, the head, the internal organs, the eyes and of course, the skin is still on the fish too. Less expensive are the fish heads which contain all the nutrients of the whole fish and one can buy many fish heads and even do a fish stew for your dogs. Fish contains Omega 3,6, 9’s.
Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids play a vital role in healing inflammation. Replacing some omega-6 with omega-3 fatty acids can lessen an inflammatory reaction—whether it is in the skin (due to allergies), the joints (from arthritis), the intestines (from inflammatory bowel disease) or even in the kidneys (from progressive renal failure).The optimal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids for dogs is between 5 and 10 to 1. Omega-3 is an essential nutrient that is only available through diet. Fish is one of the richest natural sources of Omega 3 .
BENEFITS OF LIVER
Liver is a nutrient-rich organ meat that most dogs readily eat. Liver can provide your dog with protein fat and vitamin A, all of which help him stay healthy if offered in moderation. Liver is also a good source of copper, iron, niacin, phosphorus and zinc. It provides many B vitamins, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and essential amino acids your dog needs from his diet to keep him healthy.
Try to buy fresh meat and fish for your dogs and combining them with fresh fruits and vegetables from your local fresh market.
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