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Have a Heart: Why You Should Add Nutrient-Rich Organ Meat to Your Dog’s Diet

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“Offal” is organs such as liver, heart, spleen, kidneys, lungs, intestines, and other parts you’d normally toss in the trash when butchering meat for a tasty meal. While the thought of organ meat might make you feel a little queasy, there’s actually nothing awful about offal! 

Organ Meat

Organ meat is packed full of vital nutrients your dog needs to thrive — even some that can’t be found in regular meat. That’s why it’s common knowledge that dogs who are fed raw food require that 10% of their diet comes from organ meat. 

That said, even if your dog eats kibble or food from a can, Fido will still reap all the benefits of having this nutrient-dense organ meat added to his diet. Plus, they absolutely love the taste!

Let’s explore some of the vitamins and their health benefits your dog can get from having organ meat added to their regular commercial diets.

Organ meat is loaded with:

  • Vitamin A: to support a healthy immune system and promote eye health
  • Vitamin B6: for brain function, heart health, and joint health
  • Vitamin C: a powerful antioxidant, promotes heart health, and a healthy immune system
  • Vitamin B12: aids in the production of red blood cells
  • Iron: boosts immunity, fights anemia
  • Zinc: supports immunity, helps fight age-related disease
  • Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids: for brain and eye function, joint health, skin & coat health

Now, before you turn your nose up at the thought of filling your freezer with ooey gooey raw cow kidneys and chicken spleens, there’s actually a really simple (and far less disgusting) way to treat your pup to all these vital nutrients — Halo Pets’ (previously TruDog) Treat Me freeze dried chicken hearts!

Organ Meat

Made from USA-raised and processed chickens, these treats store and feed just like a regular dog cookie, only they’re jam-packed with all the same precious nutritional benefits of feeding raw organ meat. What’s more, dogs go bonkers for them.

But don’t take our word for it. See what these dog parents had to say after feeding Treat Me treats to their beloved dogs:

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“Vital Organ Treat Pack is the best! We have four large dogs that love treats. I feel like I’m making a healthy choice giving them these treats and they LOVE ‘EM!!”” Kathryn C.

“All of my dogs go nuts for everything that comes out of those special little treat pouches!! I’m seeing a big difference in all of my dogs as well! They are all getting up in age about 10 and we had two that were limping. Now, I swear they are all acting like puppies again & wanting to go on walks every night! We love all of your products!! I promise your dog will fall in love with them too! Totally worth it!!” Deanne D.

Click here to purchase or learn more about Halo Pets’ (previously TruDog) TREAT ME Freeze Dried Chicken Hearts.

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