Should I Feed My Dog Raw Turkey?

28th June 2022

There are plenty of raw meats your dog should gobble up, but what is so special about turkey? Read on to find out the wonderful benefits of this lean, nutritious meat.

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Should I Feed My Dog Raw Turkey?

Feeding your dog raw turkey is highly recommended. There are so many wonderful benefits to turkey, especially when raw of course! Turkey is very lean, easy to digest, packed full of essential vitamins, and can help dogs with sensitive tums.

Health Benefits and Nutritional Value of Turkey

Raw turkey is an excellent addition to your dog's diet due to the high content of B vitamins, which are essential. By feeding raw meat, your dog is gaining the maximum amount of vitamins, straight from the natural source. Unlike processed foods, natural raw products do not need additional vitamins and minerals added. Cooked food is certainly better than processed however, cooking meat depletes the nutrients so, feeding raw is by far more nutritious and beneficial.

Good quality, raw turkey contains an abundance of the following:

  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) – is essential to a dog’s diet as they help to promote cell growth and function, and are necessary for the absorption of protein and fat.
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) – is essential to a dog’s diet as it helps convert carbs into glucose which produces energy. As one of the B vitamins, it also assists in healthy cell growth and function.
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin) – is an essential nutrient for body function. This can help improve brain function, assist the immune system and lower cholesterol.
  • Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) – is essential for keeping the immune system and the nervous system healthy. It is also vital for healthy brain development.
  • Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) – this nutrient helps to make the genetic make up of the cells in the body. Also helps to keep your body’s blood and nerve cells happy.
  • Selenium - essential for the optimisation of your dog's metabolism. It is also important for the reproductive organs, the thyroid and even the synthesis of DNA.
  • Zinc - helps to regulate hormones, proteins, and enzymes and is very important for maintaining normal immune system function and thyroid function too.
  • Potassium – very important for your dog's health. Potassium supports the function of electrical charges in the muscles, the heart, and the nerves.

Paleo Ridge Turkey

The quality of the meat you source for your dog is incredibly important. Your furry friend should be ingesting the healthiest meat possible, which is why at Paleo Ridge, we source only the highest quality turkey.

The turkey we source is all human grade and free to roam. Having access to an outside space is incredibly important for the animal's happiness. The happier the animal, the more nutritious the meat. As part of our quality control process, we visit our suppliers on a regular basis to ensure they keep in line with our strict ethical stance.

Turkey for Sensitive Tums

Does your pup suffer with a sensitive stomach? If so, look no further, turkey can help. With this meat being plain, lean, white and easy to digest, it makes a perfect protein for upset or sensitive tums. Being a gentle meat, even when raw, it can do wonders for the digestive system.

We understand some dog's have an intolerance to Turkey but for the majority, Turkey is a great choice. If your dog has an extra sensitive tum, using our Classic Lamb Tripe and Turkey is advised as the tripe combined with the turkey can aid the digestive system wonderfully.

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