Treat of the week is now one of our weekly blog posts dedicated to bringing you information about the nutritional values of the tasty natural treats we sell.
First up we have the Meaty Beef Tendon!
So…what is a beef tendon?
Well, Beef tendons are the fibrous brands of connective tissue that connect muscle to bone designed to withstand tension, and as they are beef – they come from cows & bulls in this case. The tendons are essentially made up from cartilage, they are air dried from their raw state to remove the moisture and turn them into wonderful, tasty long lasting chews for your dog.
But why are Beef Tendons good for my dog?
Beef tendons are great for your dog as they are 100% natural – and made from 100% beef. They are high protein and only 1% fat with no carbohydrates or saturated fats. There are no additives, preservatives or artificial flavourings in these chews and what’s more is that they are completely grain and gluten free.
Their chewy texture is soft enough to give and satisfy the natural chewing instinct and tough enough to keep jaw muscles well exercised and teeth clean. They are a wonderful addition the diet as they are easily digestible so are great for dogs with sensitive tummies.
Beef tendons also contain collagen, glucosamine, chondroitin sulphate and elastin which are all beneficial in keeping your dog healthy and happy.
Why are these beneficial for my dogs health?
Collagen is a protein found in the digestive tract, bones, muscles, skin, blood vessels and tendons and is a key component of holding the body together in one piece AND is also the primary component of the dogs skin!
Collagen is an essential building block for your dogs bones, joints, tendons and cartilage and as dogs age faster than humans, collagen can be a great additive to their diet to help optimise bone and joint health and also aid in the prevention and recovery of mobility & arthritic conditions.
Glucosamine is also a cartilage building block that helps to maintain strength, flexibility and elasticity of connective tissues. As dogs age it is depleted by the body faster than it can be produced. By feeding natural treats that contain glucosamine, depleting levels can be replenished to provide relief from aches, pains & arthritis.
Chondroitin Sulphate is an important structural component of connective tissue and cartilage between the joints and helps give them the elasticity that they need to maintain mobility. It also stimulates collagen synthesis which is important for maintaining structural support of the connective tissues.
If your dog gets glucosamine and chondroitin in their diet together it has been shown to help reduce inflammation should any injuries occur and therefore offer protective qualities for your dogs bones and joints.
Elastin is also another crucial protein that keeps the skin, tendons and ligaments supple and able to bounce back when stretched, and it’s what gives them their resistance to injury.
So as you can see, the nutritional benefits available from this simple chew make it a good choice for any dog!
- 100% Natural
- 100% Beef
- Contain Collagen, Glucosamine, Chondroitin Sulphate and Elastin which are great for bones, joints & structural support
- Good for arthritis
- Good for teeth & gums
- Satisfy natural chewing instinct
- High protein, very low fat
- Easily digestible
- Great for sensitive tummies
- No additives or preservatives
- Grain & gluten free
- Suitable for puppies 3 months and over
Any questions? 🐶
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