Feeding your Dog Raw Poultry Necks: Tasty Treat or Health Hazard?
It might not seem appetising to us, but feeding dogs raw meat and bone is growing in popularity with owners. This is mostly thanks to the health benefits involved, but also because of increasing distrust of commercial pre packed dog food. But along with this burst of popularity also comes the issue of whether feeding your dog raw meat with bones really is safe! One of the most debated of these bones is raw poultry necks, especially from turkeys. Are they of great benefit to your dog’s health and worth adding to its diet, or are they a danger to their safety and to be avoided at all costs? Let’s look at the facts!
Why Go RawMost manufactured dog food contains a long list of additives, preservatives and grain products. Just as we have become more aware and concerned about these in our own diet, dog owners have taken notice for the sake of their dog’s health. It is actually not biologically natural for dogs to eat food that's been reduced from its whole, unaltered state into prepared, packaged food. So you could argue that raw meat really is a dog’s natural food source.
Health Benefits of Poultry Necks:
- They are rich in Omega 3 which is great for skin, joints and cellular health
- Have high levels of Iron which is vital for the transport of oxygen around the body
- Contain large amounts of selenium, which is hard to obtain and can help reduce the chances of several forms of cancer
- The neck bone itself has plenty of calcium, and has no marrow, which means it is nice and low in fat
- Far less calories than in commercial dog food, which reduces the chances of bone disease in later life.