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Poultry necks

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You love your dog and want to give him only the best. You may have heard of poultry necks as a healthy and natural supplement for your four-legged friend. But what are poultry necks and how do they affect your dog's health? This article will tell you everything you need to know about this ingredient.

What are poultry necks?

Poultry necks are the necks of chickens, turkeys or ducks that are produced as offal. They consist of meat, cartilage, skin and bones and contain many nutrients such as protein, fat, calcium, phosphorus and glucosamine. Poultry necks can be fed raw or cooked, with raw necks containing more enzymes and vitamins. However, care should be taken to ensure that the necks are fresh and of good quality to minimize the risk of bacteria or parasites.

What are the benefits of chicken necks for dogs?

Chicken necks can have many benefits for your dog's health if you feed them in moderation and as a supplement to a balanced diet. Here are some of them:

  • They promote dental health: chewing on the hard bones and cartilage cleans plaque and tartar from your dog's teeth and massages the gums. This can prevent dental problems such as tooth decay or periodontitis.
  • They strengthen bones and joints: The calcium and phosphorus in chicken necks help to build and maintain your dog's bone structure. The glucosamine promotes the formation of synovial fluid and can prevent osteoarthritis and other joint diseases.
  • They support digestion: The meat and cartilage in poultry necks provide your dog with high-quality protein that is easy to digest. The bones also stimulate intestinal peristalsis and can prevent constipation or diarrhea.

What are the disadvantages of poultry necks for dogs?

Poultry necks are not suitable for every dog and can also have some disadvantages or risks. Here are some of them:

  • They can lead to obesity: Poultry necks are relatively high in calories and fat. If you feed them too often or in too large quantities, this can lead to your dog gaining weight. This in turn can lead to other health problems such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease.
  • It can lead to injuries: The bones in the neck of the poultry can splinter or have sharp edges that can injure your dog's mouth, esophagus or gastrointestinal tract. This can lead to bleeding, inflammation or even intestinal obstruction. You should therefore always make sure that your dog chews the chew bones well and does not swallow them. In addition, fresh water should always be available.
  • They can trigger allergies: Some dogs are allergic to poultry or certain components of it. This can manifest itself as a skin rash, itching, diarrhea or vomiting. If you notice such symptoms in your dog, you should stop giving him poultry necks.

Poultry necks are the necks of chickens, turkeys or ducks and contain meat, cartilage, skin and bones. They offer benefits such as dental care, support for bones and joints and aid digestion. However, they can lead to obesity, cause injuries and trigger allergies. They should therefore be fed in moderation and with caution.

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If you notice any signs of hypersensitivity or poisoning in your dog, you should see your vet immediately. We are not a substitute for a vet, but we try to be as accurate as possible. Every dog reacts differently and we recommend you get a second opinion or consult your vet if in doubt.

Stay healthy and take good care of your four-legged friend!😊

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