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Dehydrated Venison Meat

From Sunday 2nd June to Saturday 8th June

On our website

At our shop: 1-3 Te Roto Drive, Paraparaumu

catsanddogs.co.nz/shop/venison-meat

Why would I give dehydrated venison meat to my dog (or cat)?

Venison meat is a low fat treat rich in vitamins and minerals.

If you are feeding kibble then this will boost your animals protein levels (along with all the nutrients).

Venison meat is likely to be a meat that your dog or cat will not have an allergic reaction to as it is a novel protein.

If you are heading away for the weekend and normally feed raw then this treat can be given as a meal. It should not be given long term as cats and dogs need bone and organ added to their daily diet as well.

A Bit About Our Venison Meat

Our venison meat comes from New Zealand’s very own pastures. The deer are free to graze on their natural diet in their natural environment.

Since deer spend their life grazing on fresh pasture, venison typically contains a much higher amount of omega-3 than other meat, as well as a better omega-6 to omega-3 ratio.

Venison Nutritional Facts

  • It is a good source of protein and it is very low in fat.
  • It is a good source of B vitamins and minerals such as zinc, phosphorous, and iron. It helps dogs maintain healthy energy levels and many dogs enjoy the taste.
  • Venison is a good option for dogs who may have food sensitivities or allergies to other protein sources such as beef or chicken. Since venison is a novel protein, it may help reduce allergens and skin irritations in pets with food-related issues.
  • Venison offers high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids and a balanced omega-6 to omega-3 ratio.

The meat contains higher amounts of beneficial vitamins and minerals, which makes venison an impressive source of nutrients.

Protein 

Venison is high in Protein. It has more than beef, lamb or pork.

Vitamins

Venison meat is an excellent source of B Vitamins. B Vitamins play a host of essential roles in the body.

They are responsible for converting food to energy, and they play a part in DNA synthesis, hormone production, and much more.

Venison contains B1, B12, B3, B6, B2, B5, Vitamin E. Folate and Vitamin K.

Minerals

Zinc – Venison contains a large amount of zinc. Zinc has important functions in almost every system in the body, and it is particularly important for a well-functioning immune system. It is critical for skin function and wound healing.

It also contains Phosphorus, Iron, Selenium, Potassium, Copper, Magnesium, Sodium, Calcium and Manganese

Iron is vital for transporting oxygen through the body

Phosphorous is an essential structure of cell membranes, energy production and movement (locomotion).

 

A bit of Trivia for you…

  • Deer are part of the Cervidae family that include moose, reindeer, elk and other species.
  • Male deer grow new antlers each year.
  • Animals such as antelope resemble deer in a number of ways but have horns instead of antlers, the difference being that horns are not grown and replaced like antlers are.
  • During the mating season male deer will often use their antlers to fight for the attention of female deer.
  • Many species of deer have been hunted over the years for their antlers.
  • A male deer is usually called a ‘buck’.
  • A large male deer is often called ‘stag’.
  • A female deer is usually called a ‘doe’.
  • A young deer is usually called a ‘fawn’.
  • A group of deer is known as a ‘herd’.
  • Deer have long legs typically suited to the environments they live in.
  • They can jump high and swim well.
  • Most deer are born with white spots but lose them within a year.
  • Deer take their first steps within half an hour of their birth.
  • Young deer will usually stay with their mother for around a year.
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