Liver Benefits

find out more about this natural powerhouse of goodness

We recently launched our new grain-free recipe, chicken with liver, sweet potato & vegetables - our very first complete grain-free recipe to contain liver, a wonderful dog delicacy! It's packed full of nutrients and protein as well as being completely irresistible to your pooch.

Why is liver so good for dogs?

Liver is a type of organ meat and, although many dog owners shy away from feeding these types of meat, organ meats are extremely rich in nutrients, and can be a vital part of your dog's diet.

Not only is liver very rich in protein, but it also contains healthy fats and key nutrients. Liver is a good source of vitamin A, iron, copper, phosphorus, and zinc as well as various B vitamins and essential fatty acids.

Vitamin A is one of the most important vitamins a dog needs in his diet, it helps to aid digestion, keeps reproductive organs working well, and acts as a powerful antioxidant. Various B vitamins (especially vitamin B12), help to protect your dog’s mental health and help to prevent anemia. Iron, an essential mineral, plays a role in many important functions such as brain development, regulation of body temperature, and metabolism – this mineral can be found in abundance in this natural powerhouse of goodness.

Chicken liver is a food fully compatible with a diet for diabetic dogs because it does not contain sugars. In addition, it provides the animal with essential nutrients for its health.

Thanks to its iron content, chicken liver can also help to fight anemia in dogs. It goes without saying though, that you should follow strict advice from your vet on what treatment your dog may need in this situation.

How Much Should You Give Your Dog?

Feeding your dog too much liver can lead to an overdose of vitamin A known as hypervitaminosis A, so if you choose to feed liver as a supplement to their usual diet, make sure not to overdo it. Symptoms of a vitamin A overdose can include bone deformity, bone spurs on the dog's legs or spine that can cause limping, digestive upsets, muscle weakness, stiffness or weight loss.

Although you can feed fresh liver to your dog, dried liver treats are becoming more widely available in pet shops too - which may be more convenient to the more sqeamish amongst us. Our new grain free recipe contains the perfect amount that you can feed your dog everyday, without having to worry about whether you're feeding too much or too little.

If you're going to feed small amounts of fresh liver or liver treats to your dog, make sure you don't do this more than a couple of times each week.

It's worth noting that it isn't recommended to give a chicken liver to dogs with liver problems or high cholesterol levels. If you'd like to include liver in your dog's diet, but are unsure about whether it's suitable for your dog, please do have a chat with your vet who should be able to provide you with advice specific to your dog's needs.

Grain free complete wet food

chicken with liver, sweet potato & vegetables

We've added tail-waggingly tasty liver to our traditional grain free chicken recipe to create our latest addition to our much-loved grain free range. Made with 100% natural ingredients, and added vitamins & minerals to help support your dog's overall health and well being. Gentle on even the most sensitive of tummies.

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