Top 5 Reasons why Rabbit Meat (and Rabbit Jerky) is a great choice for dogs and dog treats!

Posted April 23, 2014 by Smart Cookie Dog Treats

Top 5 Reasons why Rabbit Meat (and Rabbit Jerky) is a great choice for dogs

1)      Rabbit is all white-meat which means even those couch-potato dogs won’t have to worry about their mid-lines, but it’s still full of nutrients for even the highest-energy dogs.

2)      Rabbit is higher in protein than chicken, turkey, veal, beef, duck, lamb, and pork which means it’s packed with lots of lean and mean fuel for your dog’s muscles, AND essential amino acids necessary for tissue repair AND help boost the immune system.

3)      Rabbit meat is lower in cholesterol than most other protein sources, containing minimum amounts of saturated fats. The healthy fats in rabbit meat will keep your dog’s joints lubricated and coat shiny.

4)      Vitamin B12! Rabbit meat, specifically the nutrient packed organs, is an excellent source of vitamin B12 which works to ensure that a dog's nervous system functions properly. It is also needed for normal cell growth. If your dog is acting sluggish, it may be because he is lacking some good ‘ol B12 as vitamin B12 helps maintain their energy level.

5)      Rabbit is a novel protein which means that your dog has either seldom or never been exposed to this type of food which is why it is a wonderful protein choice for dogs who’s tummies are either sensitive, or if they have a food allergy to other protein sources.  If your dog is seeming itchy, or has some GI issues, introducing a novel protein, like rabbit, into their diet can help “reset” their system and give their immune system a break from fighting off the proteins it may be reacting to. Top veterinary dermatology specialists highly recommend it!

About Smart Cookie Dog Treat’s Rabbit Jerky:

Smart Cookie’s Rabbit Jerky is made from 100% all-natural ground rabbit. Responsibly sourced from the USA, our all-natural rabbit is triple-ground and dehydrated, containing nothing more than pure rabbit meat, organs and bones which provides stellar sources of protein, calcium, and Vitamin B12.  Doesn't get much better than that! Click here to order!


  • Posted by Smart Cookie Barkery on April 11, 2018

    Hi Nancy – We always recommend speaking with your vet about specific diets for your pup. It’s hard to say what is causing the skin problems and diarrhea without doing allergy testing. Commonly allergies are environmental too… however, Rabbit is a hypoallergenic protein, so that would definitely be a good one to feed him. It is very low in fat and calories, so I would recommend also feeding him fish – it’s less common for dogs to have allergies to fish (vs beef or chicken). This will provide lots of omega oils which can help his skin. Also, oats and pumpkin can help with the tummy troubles. I hope that helps! Please feel free to reach out to us at for any additional questions!

  • Posted by Nancy on March 24, 2018

    Ed is a 10month pup with skin eruptions, prone to diarrhea, and has to have food to help him grow. he is an old English bulldoggie. we have been recommended to use a potato rabbit based dog food. He needs to grow and increase in size, what do you consider?

  • Posted by B on January 14, 2018

    Hello, do u ship “Smart Cookie’s Rabbit Jerky” to Canada?


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