When we created Wolfworthy we based our recipe on the diet of the Grey Wolf. Now, when a pack of wolves has made a kill, the first parts to be eaten are the organ meats. They are eaten immediately. Depending on each wolves social standing in the pack they may or not get much of this. Higher-ranking wolves eat first; after the choice organs are consumed, the rest of the animal is eaten.
Basing our Wolfworthy recipe on the diet of the Grey Wolf, we knew it simply had to include organ meat (heart, kidney, and liver). They are so jam-packed with nutrients we feel they deserve to be called a superfood. This is why 10% of our ingredients are freshly prepared organ meat (Beef Liver, Beef Kidneys, Beef Hearts).
For years RAW Feeders have been including organ meat in their dogs’ diets. So what makes them such a powerhouse?
The liver is high in Vitamin A, which is needed for the integrity of epithelial and mucosal surfaces (benefits skin, coat, nerves, and muscles). It includes the full array of B vitamins including vitamin B12. It is an excellent source of copper, zinc, and manganese, which are required for many enzyme systems. The liver is also full of essential fatty acids that help promote skin and membrane integrity, nervous tissues, retinal pigments, and prostaglandins. Not forgetting it is a great source of protein.
The heart is an excellent source of vitamin B12 and essential fatty acids for skin and membrane integrity, nervous tissues, retinal pigments, and prostaglandins. It provides the most CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10) of all the organ meats, which help provide energy to the cells and also seems to have antioxidant benefits.
High in Vitamin A, which like liver, is critical for the maintenance of cells, skin and mucous membranes which line the respiratory and digestive tract to block germs. High in iron and essential fatty acids for skin and membrane integrity, nervous tissues, retinal pigments, prostaglandins. Kidneys are also a great source of the B vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin that help turn food into energy.
Most dry dog foods do not include organ meat as part of their ingredients. It is more likely that you will find the inclusion of grains like wheat or rice. At Wolfworthy we are uncompromising about the importance of organ meat in a dog’s diet. Now your dog can access all the nutritional benefits of offal but in a convenient easy to feed recipe.
We believe organ meat is an integral part of an ancestral diet. Try a sample for your dog.
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