Looking for a meat source, for your dog, that is extremely high in protein and very low in fat? Rabbit meat is one lean, mean protein! It is especially great for managing your dogs weight and building muscle! But let’s dive a little deeper into the top 5 reasons you should consider adding rabbit into your dog’s diet.
#1 . Sustainability: Biologically, rabbits can reproduce at a rapid rate (we all know the saying). Their fast reproductive cycles encourage constant replenishment of themselves. Rabbits also have a much smaller carbon footprint than other animals. They will produce six pounds of meat on the same feed and water that will produce one pound of beef from cows.
#2 . Novel Protein: This is a protein source that your dog has either rarely or never been exposed to before. Dogs with sensitive stomachs or food allergies will have a better reaction to novel protein compared to other protein sources. If your dog suffers from GI issues or sensitive skin, introducing a novel protein, like rabbit, into their diet can help to reset their system.
#3 . Low Calorie: Rabbit meat is ALL white meat and therefore contains the lowest calories compared to pork, lamb and beef. It can be good for all energy levels! A low-energy dog wont have to worry about this protein gaining them any extra pounds but it’s still full of nutrients for even the highest-energy dogs. Rabbit meat is an excellent source of vitamin B12, which works to ensure that a dog’s nervous system functions properly.
#4 . Low Cholesterol: It has a lower cholesterol value when compared to other protein sources and is full of healthy fats that will keep your dog’s joints lubricated and their coat shiny.
#5 . High in Protein: Rabbit meat has the highest protein ratio compared to chicken, pork, turkey, duck, fish, lamb or beef which does wonders for your dog’s muscles! It also contains essential amino acids necessary for tissue repair and can help boost your dogs immune system.
So, there you have it. Who knew these tiny creatures could produce so many health benefits for our pups. And the best part is, you don’t have to do any of the home cooking for your dog to reap the rewards. Try Tom&Sawyer’s What’s Up, Doc? Rabbit meal today and notice the difference right away!
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