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Liver Nutrient Comparison

Pets are furious about liver, especially dogs. Every animal available for consumption has a liver for sure. Which one is better – or worse – compare to the others? As beef and chicken are the mostly available livestock in the market, it is obvious that most questions narrow down to comparison between the two, which one is better – or worse – between chicken and beef liver as a dog food, cat food, or any carnivore you have.

I think the best to look into it by assessing essential nutrients contained in each of them. Later on we may then start to look into the benefits of each of them to the health of our pets. So let’s just start to look into the following table. Notice that all of the figures are in grams contained in 1 lbs (454 grams) of each kind of liver.

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Source: healingnaturallybybee.com

As you see essential nutrient elements contained in each kind of liver, you can start to look for the benefit of each of them and the amount needed by each pet you have. Whilst there are general rule of thumb, different kind of pets, different age, different weight, different condition, definitely requires specific need. Also note that whilst most nutrients are “better to be over than less”, some work in the opposite way round, becoming toxic when consumed more than what the body needs.

In general, beef liver is richer in nutrients than chicken. Bear in mind that certain nutrient, especially A vitamin, shall not be over-consumed. So it is a good idea to put liver, either beef or chicken, into the overall mix of their food. But beware that whilst they need it and they like it, it does not mean that you can give it as much as they want.

Dogs Need Organ Meats

There is no doubt that dogs love liver. However, being dog lover you may notice a lot of different opinion about the impact of liver consumption to the dogs health, many are running the opposite direction and therefore may bring confusion. So instead of staying in confusion, let’s talk about it in a proper perspective.

In general, organ meat is rich of nutrient. Almost every nutrient needed by our dogs are available at quite high dose. A full spectrum of B vitamins including B1, B2, B6, B2 and folic acid as well as other vitamins including A, D, E, and K. It also contains essential minerals like iron, phosphorus, iodine, magnesium, and copper.

Hefty dose of D vitamin that regulates many functions in the body. The importance to consume food that contains D vitamin is even more important if your dog somehow get less sun. Deficiency if D vitamin can bring various problem from fracture and weakness to auto-immune problem that can lead to infectious diseases including various cancers.

Organ meats also rich of essential fatty acid such as omega-3 fats including EPA and DHA. You may know how important they are for the body of both humans and pets. You may learned that one of the most popular source of EPA and DHA is deep-sea fishes like tuna. However, unlike cats, fish consumption is not recommended for dogs. Organ meats are rich of these nutrients.

So giving your dogs organ meats, just any organs you can name, will bring significant health benefits.

Those living in a community that do not consume organ meats my feel a bit uncomfortable at first. But most dogs like them and all dogs need the nutrients they have, it is wise to give it a try. Put organ meat into the mix of your dog food of a certain period of time and see how it impacts your dog health.

Reference: dogsnaturallymagazine.com

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