Organ meat acts as a multi-vitamin for your dog. Organs provide vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, iron, copper, iodine, potassium, sodium, zinc, EPA, DHA, and omega 3 fatty acids.
Serving a variety of organs provides a variety of benefits to your dog:
- Brains are high in iron, zinc, and copper
- Eyes are rich in DHA, an important omega-3 fatty acid that fights inflammation
- Liver contains lots of vitamin A, this acts as a powerful antioxidant. It is also a great source of folic acid, B vitamins. Do not feed more than 5% liver as it can cause vitamin A toxicity.
- Lung should be fed as a muscle and is high in protein and a good source of vitamins and minerals.
- Pancreas helps support your dog’s pancreas function. You should not feed more than 2 oz per 20 lbs of body weight per day.
- Heart is a great source of protein, B vitamins, iron, and taurine.
- Tripe has loads of digestive enzymes that help cleanse blood and remove toxins, parasites, and fungus. Tripe contains the essential fatty acids linoleic acid and linolenic acid and has a 1:1 ratio of calcium to phosphorus. Tripe can be very rich so be sure to keep an eye on your dog when introducing it to the diet.
- Kidneys provide a great source of B vitamins, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin K, iron, and zinc.
- Trachea is rich in glucosamine and chondroitin.