Let’s talk about livers.
You’ve probably heard that your dog’s raw diet needs to include liver. But why? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Liver is basically a multivitamin for your dog. Organs, especially liver, contain a bagillion times more micronutrients than muscle meat. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Which means most of your dogs Vitamins and minerals come from the organs they eat. Diets that don’t include organs require dozens of artificial supplements to meet dietary requirements. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As a rule if thumb, 5% of your dog’s diet should be liver. This could be fresh or freeze dried. Heat processing does slightly damage some nutrients so it’s best to go raw, freeze dried, or lightly cooked. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Beef liver is higher in copper and B vitamins, so try to feed beef liver when you can. Chicken livers are higher in iron. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Buy high quality, grass fed, antibiotic livers if you can. Livers are the filter of the body so toxins can accumulate there. The good news is, liver is fairly cheap and you only feed a small amount. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀