Benefits of Organ Meats for Dogs and Cats

What do wolves and a wild cats eat?

Prey animals! They have evolved on raw meat, the gut content, bones and……..organs!

Canines and Felines have been eating this natural diet for millions of years. Organs are an important part of the “ancestral” or “evolutionary” balanced diet for dogs and cats. Their digestive system is perfectly adapted to maximise health and longevity, when fed the right balance of these critical elements. Organ meats make up around 20% of the “meat” content of a carcass and they are the nutritional powerhouse of the prey animal and therefore have higher nutritional value than plain muscle.

Liver – More nutrients, gram for gram than any other food and is the best natural source of vitamin A. It is high in B vitamins, B12, folic acid and iron and has high levels of nitrogen containing compounds.
Heart – The best natural source of co-enzyme Q10, high levels of collagen and elastin. Heart muscle is high in vitamin B12, iron, and potassium and has significant levels of selenium, phosphorous and zinc.
Kidneys – Low in fat, high in protein and provide vitamin B12, riboflavin and iron, as well as useful levels of B6, folate and niacin.

By including a range of organ meats into my pet foods, we have the opportunity to feed our dogs and cats the ultimate formula that is most closely matched to Mother Nature’s recipe. My Vets All Natural range of meats, RAW76 varieties and RAW Kangaroo have been specifically formulated to contain the correct balance of organ meats, including liver, heart and kidney and therefore providing significantly improved nutritional value.


This article was written and authorised by:

Dr Bruce Syme BVSc (Hons)
Founder of Vets All Natural

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Dr Bruce Syme is a practicing vet and animal lover who founded Vets All Natural in 1996 with a simple mission, to “Improve the health and longevity of dogs and cats”. Dr Bruce is an expert in natural pet nutrition, has spoken at the Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference, and provides regular comment on TV and Radio.
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