Extra feeding advice game meat
Kiezebrink specializes in raw food for dogs and cats, we have a very wide range available. For these products, animal raw materials from various categories are used, such as white meat, red meat, fish and game. By feeding products from all these categories, a varied and balanced menu can be put together.
The game category includes products such as deer, pheasant, hare and pigeon. These animals were shot in the wild, unlike any other species we sell that are bred in captivity and killed with CO2 or some other method.
Because these animals have lived in the wild, the composition of the meat is also different, game meat contains more omega 3 fatty acids and is a very good addition to the menu of the dog or cat. However, there are also disadvantages to game meat, because the animals may have been in contact with contaminated soil and in some countries shooting with lead shot is still allowed. As a result, the meat and organs from wild animals may contain more heavy metals than from animals raised in captivity. Unfortunately, little information is known about the precise absorption of these heavy metals.
Because feeding game also has many advantages, we do recommend these products, but no more than once a week.
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