Chicken breast: a protein-packed powerhouse for dogs
There’s a reason why chicken breast is such a popular choice for pups. A great lean source of protein and nutrients, chicken breast is a tasty and nutritious choice for your dog’s meals and treats.
Here are the top benefits of our chicken breast:
- We all know how important protein is for your pup. It’s needed to form new skin cells, grow hair and build muscle tissue, and assists in creating hormones and enzymes that are needed for normal function. Most dry dog foods only contain 20-30% protein. At Lyka, we choose to make diets which are loaded with protein instead of carbohydrates, which is why our Free-Range Chicken Bowl contains a whopping 65% protein!
- Chicken breast is high in essential fatty acids that your dog needs, particularly linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid. We balance our omega 6:3 ratio to be between 3:1 and 5:1 using ingredients like fish oil and hemp seeds, much lower than AAFCO guidelines of a maximum of 30:1. We do this as omega 6’s can be pro-inflammatory in excess, and omega 3s are anti-inflammatory to counteract this.
- We only use free-range chicken at Lyka, and studies have shown that the fatty acids in free-range chicken stay fresh for longer than that in conventionally raised chicken. So, not only are we making the more ethical choice, but we’re giving your dog some more health benefits too!
- Chicken breast is loaded with Vitamin B6, which helps with red blood cell and nervous system function and hormone regulation, and is essential for your dog’s health.
Lyka: considered nutrition for your dog
At Lyka, all of our chicken breast is free-range, antibiotic-free and hormone-free, and we only source our chicken from ethical suppliers. You can find chicken breast in our Free-Range Chicken bowl, as well as our 100% chicken breast treats, Chicky Chews! To find out more about our ingredients, head to our website, and Build your Box today.