Why is protein important in my dog’s diet?

Whenever you shop for dog food, you’ll often hear or read that the food is full of protein. At tails.com, it’s no different, and our food is packed full of healthy proteins that have been balanced using our tailor-made dry food recipes so that your dog will get exactly the right amount. But what role does protein play in a dog’s diet? And what exactly is protein anyway? Let’s take a closer look.

We’re pro-protein

Lots of foods contain protein, from meat and fish to eggs, nuts and seeds. It’s a nutrient that helps our bodies in so many ways, from giving our tissue and organs their shape, to helping us lose weight. It’s a great source of energy, helps us to build muscles, boosts our immune systems and makes our bones stronger. It does all of this for us humans when we digest it, and it does all of this for dogs too. That’s why we make sure that our kibble, wet food and treats are packed full of protein.

And in dogs especially, good levels of protein can help to maintain a healthy coat and skin, and it also plays a vital role in the development of puppies to young dogs, helping their bones and muscles to grow strong. There’s really no downside to your dog getting the right amount of protein in their diet.

Our top 5 protein-packed recipes

We know how to make protein not only a healthy, but also delicious treat or meal for your dog. Here are some of our recipes that your pooch will delight in devouring:

  • Cold-pressed duck rewards – a delicious and healthy treat for your good girl or boy.
  • Hand-baked dog treats – full of easily digestible proteins that are kind to your companion’s tummy.
  • Tasty jellies – whether you pick a wet food featuring braised fillets of beef, or steamed fillets of lamb, it will be jam-packed with hearty proteins and more.
  • Meaty pâtés – these tasty terrines have enough proteins to keep your dog full of energy for hours.
  • Senior dog food – As important as it is for puppies, getting the protein levels right for senior dogs is just as important.

And there you have it! Lots of tasty treats brimming over with wonderful hearty proteins that will keep your dog happy, healthy and full of beans (beans also contain lots of protein so that works on two levels).

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