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Why is protein important?

Protein is an important part of our dog’s daily diet because it allows your dog’s body to function properly. Protein is found in food such as meat.

Why is protein needed? it is needed to form new skin cells, grow hair, build muscle tissue and much more. It also assists in creating hormones and enzymes that are needed for functions within the body, provides energy and ensures the immune system stays strong.

Dogs can not store protein like they can fat and other nutrients, so this means that is has to be supplied in their daily diet. Protein needs can vary, especially between the different life stages, for example your puppy requires a high protein diet to meet their body’s demands during growth and development.

However, a high percentage of protein doesn’t always mean that your dog is getting better quality food as this can depend on how digestible the proteins within the recipe are.  Our Grain Free Turkey recipes contain freshly prepared meats that are gently cooked at 90 degrees Celsius. This gentle cooking process protects the nutrients therefore allowing the pet to have optimal nutrient bio-availability. Gently cooking the food means nutrients such as proteins stay intact rather than them being denatured when subject to extremely high cooking temperatures, meaning that more proteins are readily available and can be easily digested resulting in less waste.

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