Chicken Meat

Chicken Meat

Fat & Raw Meaty Bones

Chicken is a nutrient dense meat, rich in protein, fat, minerals including zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, and the B vitamins riboflavin, pantothenic acid and niacin. It contains a high level of essential amino acids, in excellent balance for an animal’s body’s needs. In particular, chicken meat contains high levels of the health enhancing and bodily repairing sulphur containing amino acids.  Amino acids are essential for growth and muscle repair, as well as a good energy source.

Chicken fat contains a high level of healthy fatty acids. These include both polyunsaturated fatty acids and monounsaturated fatty acids, and the “healthy” omega 7 fatty acid palmitoleic fatty acid, which can benefit skin, coat, gut, and help maintain a healthy weight.

Chicken bones contain a particularly high proportion of bone marrow – which is rich in both blood-forming nutrients and vital essential fatty acids (both omega 3 and 6, but more of the latter). Chicken bones are a balanced and biologically appropriate source of the essential bone-forming minerals, calcium and phosphorus. This is vital to the construction and maintenance of the skeletal system of dogs and cats. And bones from young chickens are an excellent source of cartilage; cartilage contains both glucosamine and chondroitin, both of which play a role in developing and maintaining joint health.

Chicken, when raw, can however be associated with problematic bacteria including E.coli, Listeria, Campylobacter, and Salmonella, so it is imperative that this is handled and stored properly.



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