Kangaroo is one of the leanest meats available, containing only 2% fat and with much of that being healthier, unsaturated fat. It is a good source of high quality protein and contains all of the ten essential amino acids that dogs require for health.
Kangaroo is an excellent source of iron, which is important for transporting oxygen around the body and immune system health, as well as zinc, which is essential for growth, wound healing and immune health.
Kangaroo meat has very high levels of B vitamins, particularly B12, which are important for releasing energy from food and producing red blood cells.
Like venison, kangaroo meat contains high levels of L-carnitine, when compared to other red meats like beef. While this is not good news for humans as L-carnitine can lead to heart disease for us, it is good news for dogs because for them it can actually act to prevent heart disease.
Interestingly, kangaroo meat also contains Omega 3 fatty acids, which are not commonly found in high levels in conventionally farmed ruminant animals.
Traditionally we think of these nutrients as being found in oily fish, but kangaroo is another good option for adding more of these important fatty acids to your dog’s diet. Omega 3 has powerful anti-inflammatory potential and is essential for health, while also commonly being deficient in the modern canine diet.
Nutrient packed protein Kangaroo treats can be found HERE
Does your pet love kangaroo? What type of treats are their favourite?
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