Here’s a closer look at the benefits of beef for dogs and how’s best to serve it.
Dogs not only love meat, but they need it in order to sustain their energy, build muscle and mentally function at their highest level. Beef is a favorite protein among dogs and for good reason. Not only do dogs love the taste, but high-quality beef is rich in natural vitamins and minerals including naturally occurring iron, zinc and vitamins B6 and B12. But that’s not all. Here’s a closer look at the benefits of beef for dogs and how’s best to serve it.
Is Beef Good for Dogs?
Yes, beef is a great source of protein for dogs, but keep in mind that quality and preparation matter. Sundays features USDA-grade beef. And our food is made in a Midwest human-grade facility so you can feel good knowing that your dog will reap its benefits. Many other dog food recipes say they include beef, but what you’ll actually find is beef meal or by products on the ingredient list.
The Benefits of Beef
Beef can be a great protein source for active dogs and growing puppies. Here’s why:
- Beef is a moderate fat protein source. Dogs get their energy directly from their diet. Beef provides your dog adequate levels of fat and protein so that they can tackle any task–whether that be fetching a tennis ball in the backyard or competing at a dock diving championship.
- Beef is rich in amino acids. Amino acids are responsible for various bodily functions for both humans and dogs. Amino acids can play a role in digestion, help grow and repair body tissue, make hormones and brain chemicals, maintain healthy skin and coat, and boost your dog’s immune system.
- Beef is also rich in the natural antioxidant glutathione. All other antioxidants depend on glutathione to function properly. Glutathione levels can decrease as a result of aging, stress and exposure to toxins. The antioxidant helps protect against these environmental stressors and supports the liver and immune system, aids in reducing inflammation and can help repair tissues.
Is Beef Liver Good for Dogs?
The very first recipe we made at Sundays for Dogs features this nutrient-rich protein. Beef is the first ingredient followed by beef heart and beef liver. These organs are very good for dogs and are also vitamin and mineral-rich to support the overall recipe’s promise of being naturally complete and balanced without the use of any synthetic ingredients.