Why Dehydrated Chicken Chips are Good for Training?
If you have a dog, then you know that dog treats are almost a necessity. Treats are incredibly useful for training your dog and for rewarding him for good behavior.
We all enjoy giving our dog a treat now and then. Often though, it is not safe to share human food with your dog. For moments like this, it is a good idea to have nutritious, healthy treats available.
What are Dehydrated Chicken Chips for Dogs?
DOGDELI's Dehydrated Chicken Chips are made from the highest quality, USDA chicken with no salt, dyes, preservatives, or artificial flavors. After undergoing a special dehydration process, these treats come out thin, crunchy and delicious.
What ingredients are in them?
- DOGDELI Chicken Chips are small pieces of dehydrated ground chicken breast. That's right - just one ingredient.
What is NOT in them?
DOGDELI Chicken Chips contain:
- No artificial ingredients
- No salt or sugar
- No antibiotics or hormones
- No preservatives
- No GMOs
How are Dehydrated Chicken Chips Made?
Our chicken chips are crafted from high-quality USDA chicken breast. The breast meat is ground first, shaped and then gently air-dried using a special dehydrator.
When foods are dehydrated using high levels of heat, many of the enzymes and nutrients are destroyed. Because DOGDELI strives to maintain as much natural goodness and nutrient value as possible in each of our products, we choose to use the more gentle air-drying method.
Our air-drying method preserves the original flavor of the meat.
Many dog owners have switched from commercial dog food to a raw feeding program as a more natural feeding method. If you are not quite ready to completely make the switch, these Chicken Chips are a great compromise.
Is Chicken a Healthy Choice for Dogs?
Chicken breast meat is not only high in protein and low in fat but also provides a significant amount of key nutrients.
- Vitamin B6
Why is Protein Important?
Dogs need protein for several reasons. Protein helps to provide energy and is used in the growth, repair and maintenance of muscles, bones and joints. Protein also contains essential amino acids that dogs need in order to thrive.
Why is Low Fat Important?
The rate of obesity in dogs is steadily on the rise. You can help your dog avoid this issue by making sure that he gets plenty of exercise on a daily basis and does not consume a diet that is loaded with fat.
Some fat in the diet is not only acceptable but is actually necessary. Fat helps the body to provide energy and aids in cell growth. It also protects important organs like the kidneys and keeps the body warm in cold weather. So, yes, your dog does require a little bit of fat in his diet, just not too much.
Why is Vitamin B6 Important?
Vitamin B6 plays an important role in a dog's digestive system with the metabolism of amino acids and the production of hydrochloric acid. Vitamin B6 is also necessary for normal brain function, the upkeep of both the nervous system and the immune system and the production of red blood cells.
Are Niacin and Phosphorous Important Too?
Niacin, which is also known as Vitamin B3, is a vital nutrient for every part of the body. Niacin helps change proteins, fats and carbohydrates into energy and aids in the cleansing of the liver. It also plays an important role in the digestive, skin and nervous systems.
Phosphorous works alongside B vitamins to help maintain the normal functions of the muscles, heart, nerves and kidneys. Phosphorous plays a critical role in the making and storing of energy and is crucial in the formation of teeth and bones.
Does Chicken Provide Other Nutrients As Well?
In addition to protein, Vitamin B6, niacin and phosphorous, chicken also contains a long list of other equally important nutrients.
- Pantothenic acid and magnesium
- Vitamin B12 and Vitamin C
- Thiamin and riboflavin
- Iron and copper
- Calcium and zinc
Pantothenic acid, also know as Vitamin B5, aids in the conversion of fats and carbohydrates into energy and helps with the production of red blood cells. Magnesium is needed for normal nerve function, muscle use, heartbeat and bone strength.
Vitamin B12 helps support nerve and blood cell health. It is also involved in supplying the body's energy. Vitamin C performs a significant role in boosting the body's immune system, healing wounds, making collagen and maintaining bones and teeth.
Thiamin, also known as Vitamin B1, helps to keep the brain, heart, nerves, and digestive tract healthy. In addition, it aids in the production of energy in the body. Riboflavin, commonly referred to as Vitamin B2, is a key factor in preventing free radical damage. Like all of the other B vitamins, riboflavin plays a part in producing energy, reducing inflammation, keeping blood cells healthy and maintaining a properly functioning digestive system.
Iron is absolutely vital in the production and maintenance of red blood cells, which work to transport oxygen throughout the body. Iron helps to convert blood sugar to energy and is beneficial to the immune system. Copper works with iron to keep red blood cells at a healthy level. It aids in iron absorption, contributes to strong bones, supports proper immune function, and maintains healthy blood vessels and nerves.
Calcium is necessary for strong bones and a regular heartbeat. It also enables muscles to function normally and blood to clot. Zinc is critical for regulating a strong immune system and for healing wounds. A word of caution - dogs can become quite sick if they consume too much zinc. Licking even a small amount of a diaper rash cream, which contains zinc oxide can lead to toxicity. Do not give your dog any zinc supplements unless advised by a veterinarian.
Chicken boasts quite a list of vital nutrients that help to keep your dog robust and at his best. So, is chicken healthy for dogs? Yes.
How Do You Use Chicken Chips for Dog Training?
Many dog owners choose to break our Chicken Chips into tiny pieces to make them last longer during training. When your dog successfully follows your command, offer a small piece as a reward. Most dogs are highly motivated by food, so your pup should quickly learn that obedience produces tasty results.
You can also choose to reward your furry friend with a small treat when he simply exhibits calm or submissive behavior. The secret to raising a well-behaved dog is to reward desired behavior as soon as you see it. This effectively teaches the dog what you expect of him.
How Should Chicken Chips Be Stored?
Our air-drying technique vastly reduces the moisture content of the product, which makes for an unfavorable environment for bacteria and mold to thrive. You can safely store Chicken Chips in a relatively cool, dry place like a cabinet.
Show Your Dog How Much You Care.
While your dog may not be able to understand every single word that you say, he can correctly interpret an act of kindness. Giving your pup a special treat now and then is a great way to reinforce the loving, mutual bond that you share with your dog.
We know you care about your dog's health and that you want to ensure that he is receiving all the nutrients that he needs in order to live a long, happy life. DOGDELI feels the same way. That is the reason we work so hard to create highly nutritious treats with no artificial ingredients that dogs find simply irresistible. DOGDELI's Chicken Chips not only satisfy your dog's desire for a raw, crunchy snack but also help to fulfill his dietary requirements. So, go ahead and indulge your dog a bit with these guilt-free treats.