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Good Protein Sources for Dogs

Good Protein Sources for Dogs

We all know that protein is an important part of our dogs’ diet, but what are the best sources to ensure your pooch is getting a balanced meal? At Betty & Butch, we understand that every pup’s needs and dietary preferences vary. That’s why we offer an extensive selection of natural dog food products, as well as deli-style treats packed with nutrition! With this blog post, we provide you with 12 good sources of protein for your pup’s bowl – each one carefully made in-house or sourced from trusted suppliers. Put simply, these treats and meals are guaranteed to tantalise their taste buds while providing them with essential vitamins and minerals for a long healthier life. So let's take a look at the top options available!


Chicken can be a beneficial and healthy addition to a dog's diet. Chicken is a lean source of protein and is rich in natural vitamins and minerals that can support your dog's health.. It provides omega 6 fatty acids which help your dog to sustain healthy skin.

However, it's important to note that while chicken is nutritious, it should not be the only component of your dog's diet. Feeding only chicken can lead to nutritional deficiencies.

As for feeding frequency and quantity, it is safe to feed your dog chicken every day as long as it's prepared properly. However, it should not exceed approximately 10% of your pet's total daily caloric intake to ensure their diet remains balanced.

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ish is a great source of high-quality protein, and it's rich in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids which are essential for your dog's health.

Salmon, whitefish, sardines, cod, and whiting are all safe for dogs to eat. These types of fish are known for their beneficial effects on dogs, such as preventing heart disease.  However, dogs should avoid large fish with long life spans like swordfish, tilefish, king mackerel, and albacore tuna fish because they accumulate heavy metals, including mercury, which can be harmful to dogs5.

Fish can be included in your dog's diet as an essential ingredient in nutritionally balanced commercial dog foods or introduced as part of a healthy, home-cooked diet plan. It's recommended to feed your dog cooked fish as it's easily digestible.

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Turkey is rich in nutrients like protein, riboflavin, and phosphorous.. It is an ingredient in many dog foods and many dogs enjoy a diet that contains turkey.

Plain, cooked turkey is generally safe for your dog to consume in moderation.. Ground turkey, as long as it's plain and has no additives, is also perfectly healthy for dogs.. The short answer is yes, dogs can eat turkey, but it comes with a few caveats.

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Beef can be a beneficial and healthy addition to a dog's diet. Beef is a high-quality source of nutrients and amino acids, rich in protein, iron, zinc, and B vitamins. It's used in many dog foods due to its excellent protein source and wide variety of nutrients.

However, while beef is nutritious, it should not be the only component of your dog's diet. Dogs need a complete and balanced diet with the correct proportions of nutrients. Even though dogs can eat different types of meat including pork and chicken, meat-only diets do not qualify.

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In conclusion, Betty & Butch is the perfect choice for people looking to give their four-legged friends high-quality and delicious natural food. With a wide variety of options, including chicken, turkey, fish and beef dog foods, all packed with essential vitamins and minerals sure to keep your pup happy and healthy.

 Plus you can order online or visit the store onsite in Manchester, making it easy for any pup parent to make sure they are giving their furry friend only the best nutrition possible. So if you're looking for premium quality nutrition look no further than Betty & Butch!

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