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Ever wondered what kind of meat is the best meat to feed your dog? Well, you can start off by looking what meat is the best option for yourself. Smart Cookie Barkery has done the research and come up with some answers. With so many food varieties, meats, types, prices, brands and fads out there, it can be difficult to figure out what will work best for you and your best friend. Although we are not your vet and cannot give you all the answers in life, we can certainly offer suggestions based on the research we’ve done and the meat we feed our dogs because of it. There are over 78 million domesticated dogs living in the United States alone that need to be fed. That’s a lot of mouths to feed! With that in mind, keep reading why rabbit meat is the most sustainable choice to feed to your dog.
Raising rabbit: Rabbits eat forage, which is not useful for humans meaning that wild rabbits don’t compete with us for food calories. It also means that rabbits in captivity can be raised on a grain-free diet.
Reproduce like rabbits: Biologically, their fast reproductive cycles encourage rapid replenishment of their own stock, with each generation being better suited for its particular environment.
Sustainable: Rabbits have a much smaller carbon footprint than other animals because they convert calories into pounds more efficiently. Rabbits will produce six pounds of meat on the same feed and water that will produce one pound of beef.
Lean Meat: Rabbit meat is all white meat therefore it is the lowest calorie meat per pound at 795. Rabbit meat is less than half the calories of pork, and about one half the calories of lamb and beef.
Lowest cholesterol: Rabbit has the lowest cholesterol value of any meat product (560 mg per pound). Cholesterol is a type of fat found in your blood. You need cholesterol to help your brain, skin, and other organs grow and work the way they should. Although your liver makes cholesterol for your body you also get cholesterol from some of the foods you eat — especially animal products like meat. Your body needs some cholesterol but too much cholesterol in the blood may clog arteries.
Highest Protein: Rabbit meat is the HIGHEST in protein compared to chicken, fish, lamb, pork and even beef. Which means the most bang for your buck.
If you’re not convinced yet, what makes Smart Cookie’s Rabbit Jerky so special?
Whole Ground Rabbit: In order for your pet be optimally healthy, your pet's body requires calcium and phosphorus -- provided by bones. Bones also contain marrow which is comprised primarily of fat and blood components, which are also high quality nutrients. When we make our Rabbit Jerky, we use 100% whole ground rabbit ensuring your dog is getting the most out of every nutritious bite.
High in protein
All white meat
Low in cholesterol
Low in calories
Low in saturated fats
Bones, Organs, Marrow, Oh my!
Great for your dog!