So what is the liver’s function?
We know it as the organ that helps us to filter the alcohol from a glass of wine from our system, but animals don’t drink, so what does it do for them? It is the body’s filtration and detoxifying system. It takes the blood from the body and filters it to remove toxins. The liver doesn’t hold onto the toxins, instead, it flushes the broken down substances to be filtered further by the kidneys.
The liver also creates bile to help the intestines digest food.
In digestion and filtration, the liver uses enzymes to break harmful substances down to be safely transported to the intestines for digestion. Finally, it synthesizes proteins and stores vitamins and minerals. The proteins the liver synthesizes using enzymes are vital for cell functioning and structure.
So what does this all mean for our pets when they eat our tasty lamb and beef liver treats and toppers?
Since the liver stores vitamins and minerals and synthesizes proteins, it is one of the most nutrient dense organ meats your dog can eat, meaning they get more nutrients for less, so it’s great for those pups trying to lose weight. One single serving of liver can contain up to 100 times the nutrients as muscle meat (like chicken breast or a leg of lamb).
It’s packed with protein and iron, helping your dog to feel energized and build and keep strong muscles. It contains vitamin A, which is important for vision and immunity. It’s essential for puppies for brain development and growth, so our liver treats make the perfect training treat for puppies. Liver also packs B vitamins, which help with energy levels, cell functioning, immunity, bones and teeth, and the overall nervous system. The fatty acids in liver make the coat shiny and healthy, and coenzyme Q10 found in liver is great for heart health, providing the “good” cholesterol and helping lower blood pressure.
Overall, liver is a high-value treat absolutely packed with nutrients that help your dog stay healthy, energetic, and happy. If you want the best nutritional bang for your buck, our beef and lamb liver is where it’s at!