Go for Game
For many of us, when we think of our pet's favourite meats, usually chicken or beef comes to mind.
Occasionally, we branch out and treat our furry friends to alternative proteins like turkey or fish. As some of the leading brands on the market feature foods containing our regular meats of chicken and beef, we tend to never look elsewhere when it comes to the perfect protein for our pets.
However, when it comes to high quality proteins, there is really no match for Glorious Game. These lean and highly nutritious proteins are a fantastic source of protein for our four legged-friends, and can provide greater levels of nutrients in our pets’ diet than any other protein on the market.
With more and more brands venturing into creating products featuring game meats, here’s everything you need to know about why game meat is so fantastic and why your pet should be trying game today!
What is Game?
Game meat is the meat of any animal that’s hunted for food instead of raised on a farm. Unlike meats such as chicken, beef or lamb that is raised on a farm, game meat is a specific type of protein that is sourced from alternative methods.
All kinds of animals are hunted for game, depending on the area of the world. Here in the UK, the usual game meats on offer are:
- Wild duck
However, in alternative parts of the world such as Canada or Australia, animals such as Bison, Ostrich and even Kangaroo can be classed as certified game meats, giving pets more options in the protein department.
Duck is not only tasty, but it’s also a great solution for tackling food sensitivities and allergies in our pets. It is a fantastic source of protein that is naturally higher in healthy fats, making it an excellent protein for feeding energetic or working dogs.
Being low in saturated fat and a superb source of B vitamins, this a brilliant protein for pet owners who are keeping an eye on their pets weight. The B vitamins work at helping your dog’s bones, teeth and contribute to overall better brain function.
Duck also contains antioxidants that help boost the immune system like zinc and selenium, which also aids the maintenance of a dog’s normal thyroid function. The omega-3 fatty acids in duck meat help your dog maintain a healthy coat.
Said to taste like a 'gamier' version of chicken, most dogs find this wild bird delicious beyond belief.
This lean and luscious meat is an ideal source of iron for your pet; assisting your dog’s cardiovascular functions, making it an ideal protein to maintain a healthy heart.
Like all game meats, pheasant is a superb source of vitamin B which supports healthy eye and brain function. Being lower in calories per serving than the likes of chicken, pheasant is a great and healthier alternative for dogs who are wanting to keep those pesky pounds at bay!
Vote for Venison
Venison meat comes from reindeer, whitetail deer, elk and moose. It is a red meat similar to beef, but with a gamier taste and is found in cuts similar to beef such as tenderloin, steak, roasting joints, etc.
Venison is low in fat (and cholesterol), as compared to other pet food proteins such as beef or chicken, making it a great choice for pets who need to watch their weight. Venison is rich in iron, niacin, riboflavin, and B vitamins, and also contains higher levels of omega-3 fatty acid than beef.
Take a Taste Today
With the benefits of game second to none, many of you might be thinking, how do I introduce this incredible ingredient into my dog’s diet? Not to fear, we are here! Stocking some of the finest game products on the market, whether it’s a delicious dinner or some tasty treats, here’s a list of our top game products that your four-legged friend needs to try today!
Tasty Treats – Jr Meat Sticks
Their award winning Pure Range is made from the finest cuts of 100% fresh meat. Grain and gluten free – no additives, no preservatives…. nothing! 100% Natural. 100% delicious. These mighty meaty sticks are responsibly sourced from parts of Europe and made from human grade meat.
Available in flavours:
Canagan Country Game
Canagan is a special grain-free dog food formulated by experts to deliver nutrition that is close to your pet's ancestral diet, with the correct ratio of protein to carbohydrate and a host of vegetables and botanicals.
Made with natural produce fresh from the British countryside, Canagan's Country game range features freshly prepared duck and venison, that have been produced to an equivalent human food standard, and are perfectly complimented with vegetables and botanicals.
Available in both dry food, wet food options, as well as some delicious treats to wash them down, shop the Canagan Country Game Range below!
- Country Game Dry Food - Shop Here
- Country Game Wet Food - Shop Here
- Country Game Treats - Shop Here
- Country Game Hamper - Shop Here
Country Hunter Canned Food
A complete and balanced meal with deliciously meaty cuts of Pheasant and Goose, and a wholesome blend of red berries, nutritious pumpkin seeds and autumnal vegetables. Country Hunter's canned meals for dogs are filled with top quality raw ingredients, sealed and then gently cooked to lock in goodness.
A complete and nutritionally balanced meal packed with ethically sourced, human grade meats, scrumptious fruit and veg plus essential vitamins and minerals.