The Importance of Organ Meat in a Dog's Diet

Heal Dogs Allergies Hawaii

Formulated Foods for Dogs with Allergies in Hawaii

The Importance of Organ Meat in a Dog's Diet

May 13, 2016

In a raw fed dog's diet, organ meat is essential for their health. Raw Dog Hawaii adheres to the "whole prey" model of feeding where other than head, hide, hooves, feet, feathers, thyroid gland and digestive tract we use the entire animal in our food.

Because we use USDA grass-fed beef our beef organs are from grass fed cows as well. We are able to get all the organs as USDA certified except for the pancreas and the stomach. The stomach (green tripe) isn't classified as fit for human consumption so we have to get that separately. Fur and feathers make up a large amount of the fiber in a dog's diet. In order to mimic that fiber and ensure we further meet the nutritional requirements needed by dogs we include five organic green vegetable juices and their plant fibers to make up for the lack of fiber from the feather and fur.

The following article from Dog Naturally Magazine is an excellent reference if you are making your own raw or simply want to know what each organ provides.

Organ Meat in a Dog's Diet

Also in Blog

How much should you feed your dog (hint: It's a lot less than you think!)

August 28, 2019

First, you don't have to worry. You can't do this wrong. You don't have to be exact when feeding. And, there’s no need...

Read More

What's the best food flavor when starting a raw diet?

July 24, 2019

We usually suggest the chicken or the chicken and beef blend to start with. It's less expensive...

Read More

Looking for a pancreatitis solution for your dog?

May 15, 2019

Many foods fed to dogs are entirely processed and devoid of natural enzymes, which help supplement your pet’s diet and reduce pancreatic stress.  When eating carbohydrate-containing foods, a dog's pancreas lives in a state of chronic inflammation and stress.

Read More