Is Duck Meat Good for Dogs

The Benefits of Dogs Eating Duck Meat

Duck is not a terribly common ingredient in most dog foods, which makes it a great choice for those seeking a protein their allergic dog has never eaten. Additionally, most dogs find duck to be as irresistibly delicious as many people do. If your dog is allergic to beef or chicken then Dogs Eating Duck Meat can be a great alternative to the more traditional meats. Duck meat in dog food is great way for tackling food sensitivities and allergies. It offers an abundance of protein to help alleviate any gastrointestinal issues or skin irritations.

Duck is a great tasting animal protein source that also provides a number of important nutrients that contribute to overall health and well-being.  

Moorishly Grain Free Adult Premium Dog Food Duck with Sweet Potato and Orange

Moorishly Grain Free Adult Premium Dog Food Duck with Sweet Potato and Orange

Things to look for in Duck dog food

Below is a list of things to check when choosing a food for your pup. Its always best to compare the characteristics and ingredients which is why at The Pet Centre we recommend our own brand Moorishly Pet Dog Food we always supply all the constituents of our great tasting pet food range.

High quality dog foods usually list the main protein first. The best duck based dog foods should list duck as the first ingredient, rather than fillers like corn or wheat. Many products that don’t list the protein, like duck, first usually don’t have any fresh, whole duck at all.

The best dog foods leave out artificial colours and flavours. All our Moorishly Dog food has No Added Artificial Colours & Preservatives. These types of added flavours or colouring in not only unnecessary but they can also lead to food allergies and other health problems. Real duck makes the food super tasty and as much as you care about what you eat, your dog will enjoy a natural flavour and texture better than enjoying the colour.

The Benefits of Dogs Eating Duck Meat  

 

The Benefits of Dogs Eating Duck Meat – Nutritional benefits

There are a wide range of nutritional benefits to duck. As well as being a valuable source of protein providing essential amino acids it is also rich in B vitamins and the essential minerals potassium and phosphorus.

Potassium plays an important role in maintaining the fluid balance in the body as well as having a vital role in the normal functioning of nerves and muscles while phosphorus is essential for strong bones and teeth.

Among other essential nutrients found in duck, selenium plays an important role in normal immune function and thyroid hormone metabolism and provides antioxidant protection while together the zinc and omega-6 fatty acids can contribute to supporting a healthy skin and shiny coat.

The Benefits of Dogs Eating Duck Meat with Food allergies

While a fantastic protein source in it’s own right, duck is also an excellent alternative for those dogs that may show signs of intolerance (e.g. skin irritation, gastrointestinal upset) to other protein sources.

 

What is the best duck dog food?

Moorishly Pet has a range of Duck based dry dog foods (external link) with a Minimum of 26% Freshly Prepared Duck which is responsibly sourced and highly digestible protein source and at least 50% Total Duck which is rich in amino acids, vitamins & minerals, duck is a delicious source of protein.

Their Superfood duck recipe (external link) contains 65% of duck ingredients including the world’s finest 35% Freshly Prepared duck – high quality fresh duck cooked gently using the FreshtrusionTM process.

The Benefits of Dogs Eating Duck Meat

 

Switching your dog’s food

Some dogs have great constitution and switching their foods from one to another can be simple. However, other dogs may suffer from digestive upset if forced to make an abrupt change.

We always suggest that it is wise to switch your dog’s food gradually to help give their systems time to adjust to the new food.

The best way to do this is to mix a little in at a time over the course of a few days until they have adjusted to the new food and phased out the old food.

It is recommended to do this in the following splits.

  • 10% New – 90% Old
  • 20% New – 80% Old
  • 30% New – 70% Old
  • 40% New – 60% Old
  • 50% New – 50% Old

and so on until you have completely changed over. The entire process is likely to take around 5-10 days, although some dogs will adjust quicker, but you can adjust to your pups needs.

If you notice that your pups poops aren’t as firm as they should be slow done the process until they are back to their normal state.

 

Is Duck Meat Good For Dogs?

At The Pet Centre we have a range of grain free products from Moorishly, Simpsons and Canagan as well as being hypoallergenic. Duck like all our other meat products work very well with any dogs which have sensitive stomachs and other types of problem with their diets.

As well as dogs with digestive issues, our products are also very helpful and tasty for dogs that just like to eat.

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Is Grain Free Dog Food Good For Dogs?

Dogs that suffer from conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, skin diseases, allergies, wind, constipation, diarrhoea, lack of appetite, lack of energy and many chronic health complaints may may be helped by cutting out grains.

As it can make your pet feel better and healthier it can also assist with weight loss as they will be more able and willing to run around and  exercise There is also a growing amount of research to suggest that dogs with sensitive digestions can do well on a grain free diet. Once your vet has ruled out any medical complaint that requires treatment, following a grain free diet may, over a few weeks, make improvements to your dog’s overall state of health – especially to their digestion. For more information see our articles about grain free dog foods below. Best UK Grain-Free Dry Dog Foods Is Grain Free Dog Food Good For Dogs?

 

Moorishly Grain Free Premium Adult Dog Food

Moorishly Grain Free Dog Food is a Moorishly Pet product and is part of the The Pet Centre products. We have a delicious and nutritionally complete range of grain-free recipes for dogs and cats at Moorishly Pet. Our foods are free of common allergens and popping with goodness and flavour.

This range is ideal for dogs with sensitive digestion or who are on a grain free diets with its sweet potato and potato content. Grain free focuses on digestive health with added omega 3 and a high total meat and fish level.

We offer a full range of Grain free Dog and Cat foods which is designed for with a with a selection of the finest freshly prepared and nutritious and highly digestible animal protein sources. It is suitable for those pets with a grain intolerance or sensitivity with its sweet potato and potato content. Grain free focuses on digestive health with added omega 3 and a high total meat and fish level. Inspired by Exmoor

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