Can Dogs Eat Duck Necks? Is It Safe?
Duck necks provide a number of nutritional benefits in a dog’s diet. They introduce important minerals like calcium and phosphorous as well as being a natural source of glucosamine and chondroitin, which are both known to aid joint health as dog ages and arthritis begins to settle in. Duck necks are all-natural, safe, and fully-digestible chews. They can also support canine oral health and clean teeth.
SHOULD WE GIVE POULTRY BONES TO OUR DOGS?
We have all heard that we should never give poultry bones to dogs. The danger of feeding bones to our pets comes in when the bone has been cooked because high cooking temperatures make poultry bones hard and brittle. These bones could then break into sharp and pointy fragments when dogs chew on them. These fragments can cause serious and potentially fatal harm to a dog's internal digestive system.
In contrast, dehydrated chews like our dehydrated duck necks are dried rather than cooked. After the dehydration process, their texture becomes soft, so they will break when chewed, rather than splinter like cooked, brittle bones. This makes them a safe, natural treat for dogs. This is especially true for whole poultry parts like duck feet or duck necks. These parts make healthy, nutritious, and fully-digestible dog chews that your dog will love.
BENEFITS OF DUCK NECKS FOR DOGS
1. NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS
Dehydrated duck necks are not only safe for your dogs to eat, but they also offer many nutritional benefits to your dog’s diet, including:
- Dehydrated Duck Necks support oral health and clean teeth.
- They are high in single sourced protein.
- They include calcium, phosphorus and other minerals.
- They are a natural source of glucosamine and chondroitin.
2. DUCK NECKS & JOINT HEALTH
Numerous studies have shown the powerful positive effects of the oral supplements of glucosamine and chondroitin on joint health. In fact, if your pet is suffering from arthritis, rather than giving a supplement pill, consider giving your dog a dehydrated duck or chicken neck, a natural source of glucosamine and chondroitin. The glucosamine and chondroitin found in the components of cartilage and connective tissue of duck necks will nourish, maintain, and repair bones and joints of your dog.
3. DENTAL BENEFITS
Duck necks are healthy dental chews for dogs. Chewing on dehydrated duck neck will take the tartar and plaque build-up off from the dog’s teeth.
DUCK NECKS FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS:
We recommend duck necks for medium to large dogs. If your dog is small, go for DOGDELI Chicken Chews "Light" for small dogs only instead. They are equally nutritious and are much smaller in size.
Always feed duck necks in a supervised environment. It is important that dogs just don’t gulp down large bony pieces, but if he is a “gulper”, we suggest that you hold the neck in your hand and let him chew off small pieces.
How many duck necks you can give to your dog? Depending on the size, we, at DOGDELI suggest giving a dog half to one duck neck two to three times per week as a chew.
You can buy Dehydrated Duck Neck Chews online or find us at the farmers market year-round.