Meat and by-products eaten by dogs
Meat is composed of animal muscle, intermuscular fat, muscle sheath, tendons and blood vessels. Meat food is a good source of iron and some B vitamins (especially niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and vitamin B12. Feeding border herding dogs with this kind of food has good palatability, high digestibility, and rapid utilization.
The composition of lean meat of pigs, cattle, lambs, meat calves, chickens and rabbits is very similar, especially in moisture and protein. The difference is mainly manifested in the changes in fat, with moisture content ranging from 70% to 76%, and protein content ranging from 22%. %~25%, the fat content is between 2%~9%, the fat content of poultry, meat calves and rabbits is 2%~5%, and the content of lamb and pig is 7%~9%.
Meat by-products, no matter what kind of animal they come from, are generally similar in terms of nutrient content. They are more watery, less protein, and fat content than lean meat. Meat does not contain carbohydrates because energy is stored in fat rather than sugar and starch.
The protein in meat and meat by-products has high nutritional value, the content of calcium in all meats is very low, and the ratio of calcium to phosphorus has changed greatly. The ratio of calcium to phosphorus is 1:10 to 1:20, lacking Vitamin A, Vitamin D and Iodine.
Therefore, in the daily dog food of the Border Shepherd, meat is the most important, and must let the Border Shepherd eat a certain amount of animal muscle every day.
What do dogs need to pay attention to when eating fish?
Fish are generally divided into fatty fish and protein fish. Protein fish and include: cod, plaice, plaice and halibut, usually containing less than 2% fat; fatty fish include: herring, mackerel, sardine, small eel, goldfish, eel, etc., fat content Higher, up to 5%-20%.
Protein fish contains the same composition of protein and lean meat, but is rich in iodine; fatty fish is rich in fat-soluble vitamins.
The palatability of fish is not as good as meat. Generally speaking, compared with meat, dogs do not like to eat fish. And when eating fish, you must be careful not to be stabbed by the fleshy bones. (Related recommendation: Five precautions for feeding Bianmu puppies)