The dog is by nature carnivorous, so giving it meat as a meal is possible. But which types of meat are recommended? Here is a useful guide
Our dog it is a pet, of course, but it still remains a descendant of the wolf. So, although we are used to feeding it with crunchy or industrial pressed meats – the famous cans -, every now and then gratifying it with a little meat, it can't hurt him.
Yeah, but which meat can you give it to your dog? And in what quantity? Below we will provide you with the advice targeted for proper nutrition of Fido, while in our gallery you will find the various types of meat that can be cooked for him.
Why give meat to the dog?
The dog is carnivorous by nature, therefore it can potentially consume any type of meat, from game to birds, up to beef, sheep and even pork. Fish can also be a viable alternative, being a meat rich in good fats and Omega 3.
Lean meat is better for the dog
The dog can eat any part of the animal, including offal and fatty parts, but if possible it is better to prefer i lean cuts, to facilitate digestion, always very laborious for our four-legged friends. Beware of red meats: although they are more greedy for Fido, they are however fatter and for many dog breeds, this could prove harmful to health.
Yes to fish to dog
Fish is an excellent alternative, as it is a meat rich in Omega 3 and good fats, which help the animal to have shiny hair. But be careful: take care to wash the meat well and to remove any bones, very dangerous for Fido, who, by eating voraciously, risks ingesting even the largest ones, which can damage the internal organs.
How much meat to give to my dog?
The quantities depend on the size of the dog: the bigger it is, the more it has to eat. Generally, you need to calculate about 15-20 grams of meat per pound of animal weight. So, for example, if Fido weighs 20 kg, you will have to prepare about 4 ounces of meat per day.