Venison is a lean, high protein meat, which contains low levels of saturated fats. As an animal protein it contains all ten of the amino acids dogs require, and has higher than average levels of L-carnitine, which is particularly beneficial for dogs eating a cooked diet as L-carnitine is very heat sensitive. Venison is higher in protein than other red meats and lower in fat. Nutritionally similar to kangaroo, venison is a game meat and contains high levels of CoQ10, B vitamins, zinc, iron, phosphorous and selenium.
Venison is also not subject to the same issues as factory farmed meats, such as poor quality grain-based feeds high in Omega 6, or sustainability issues. Because it is a less common meat it can be an excellent choice for dogs with allergy issues who are intolerant or allergic to many common proteins, as it is often novel to them (ie. they have never eaten it before). Venison is also a fantastic choice for dogs requiring leaner treats, such as those needing to shed a few pounds, without missing out on rewards for good behaviour.