Can dogs eat lamb? We tell you why they can, how to buy, and provide VIDEO evidence!
Yes, dogs CAN eat lamb dog treats !
The question should really be, why cant dogs eat lamb, what does lamb meat provide and why is lamb so limited in the dog treats world.
Humans love lamb, as they do beef and chicken. Any meat that an omnivore human can eat, a carnivore domestic dog can eat. And in fact, dog’s process saturated fats much better than humans (does not clog their arteries as easily).
The reason that you don’t see a lot of lamb dog treats is purely supply and demand equations meaning that while Australian humans eat a fair amount of lamb meat, and we export a lot of lamb, there is very little left for the dog treat market.
This typically means that there is NO LAMB jerky available … or that when it does come available it will be one of the most expensive treats on the market.
What does eating lamb cubes dog treats look like?
The good news for lamb dog treat lovers, is that most of our Lamb treats are still SINGLE INGREDIENT dog treats. If your dog loves bones, we have lamb bones, and Offal wise we have the ever popular Lamb cubes ( a very crunchy easy to eat treat for any size dog).
Even our lamb sticks are 80% meat … but that means that probably close to half of that is lamb and the other half chicken.
WHY lamb dog food, is hardly lamb at all
You will find that there are dog foods that tell you that they have lamb in them. Even show lamb chops on the packaging. But be aware that Lamb is an expensive meat for humans so doubly so for dogs.
This means that any lamb that is in dog food is typically MDM (mechanically de-boned meat ) ie stripped off the bone after all the best cuts are already taken for humans.
NOT reconstituted, not faked. You see exactly what you get, and its 100% animal product.
You will also find that Lamb can be listed near the top of the ingredients list (on Lamb dog food), but since dog food labelling does not require the AMOUNT Of any substance to be given (in grams or percentage) … many companies use ingredient splitting to make it look like there is more lamb than there actually is.
With beef and chicken being the highest consumption meat in Australia, there is very good reason why there are no pork or lamb jerky dog treats (100% single ingredient) out there.
Simply a matter of price. Dogs can eat just about every meat … but mostly humans find the meats in the human farmed food chain the kinds of meats that our fed to our dogs. But they are most the MDM scraps.
Lamb has a great protein profile, and as long as dogs don’t consume a LOT of lamb fat (or any large dose of fat from anywhere), they will stay trim and not get momentarily sick.
If you haven’t tried any of our lamb treats, we suggest you at least pick up a sample size pack of them.
Diversity in meat proteins is important for dogs to ensure they get all of the amino acids they require and to keep them interested in food. Not bored.