The benefits of grass fed meat

The benefits of grass fed meat




Dried or wet, canned or raw our pets rely on us to provide them with food that will support their wellbeing. Feeding nutritious food to our pets can be daunting with so much information and contradiction circulating, similar to human dietary trends. 

When researching the current pet food market, many brands unfortunately add substantial amounts of additives, fillers and preservatives to improve shelf life with the industry being mostly self-regulated. In Australia the use of sulfite or potassium sulfite can be found in some pet meat which can cause vitamin B1 (thiamin) deficiency in dogs and cats. This deficiency can lead to severe neurological conditions and can be fatal. Recently a mandate has required companies that do use sulfites in their products must add thiamin to their products, however consumers now feel uneasy about what is actually in their pets food. 

So when looking into the benefits of grass fed meat for pet health it's not surprising to know that there are many positive nutritional outcomes. Grass fed meat has:

  • 7 times the amount of beta-carotene (hence the more yellow colour found in the fat)
  • 4 times the amount of vitamin E
  • A higher omega 3 essential fatty acids and healthier omega 3:6 ratio
  • Increased amounts of vitamin D and selenium
  • Twice the amount of conjugated linoleic acid which has been associated with positive health benefits such as reducing the risk of cancer, atherosclerosis and diabetes 
  • It is also has less total fat compared to grain fed which is beneficial to those pets with weight problems or pancreatitis.  

So introducing grass fed meat into your pet's diet can be beneficial, providing many nutritional health benefits that can improve your pets wellness. 

Holistic Paws Hemp Co has a range of grass fed single proteins that are of supreme quality and are locally manufactured in a human food grade QLD facility using the freshest Australian produce. A special process is used to ensure that flavour and aroma are maintained for your pets benefit. So explore our treats selection and find a flavour for your fur baby and get the benefits of grass fed!