Gobble gobble: Why turkey is the ultimate lean protein for dogs

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A favourite for humans, especially during the festive season, turkey is also great for dogs. The plain, white version of course – no garlic or stuffing for your furry friends, unfortunately!  

What makes turkey so good for your pup?

Lean, highly digestible, full of vital nutrients and a great source of protein to help build strong and healthy muscles, skin and fur cells, turkey is a great option for pups with food sensitivities or those with food allergies and in need of a novel protein.

But, the goodness doesn’t stop there.

Turkey is low in calories and high in Selenium to help your pup’s immune system function at an optimal rate.

Meanwhile, the Tryptophan can help to reduce anxiety and calm your pup
This study found that the amino acid Tryptophan, a precursor of serotonin, could possibly have an affect on aggression and stress resistance in dogs.

Vitamin B6 and Riboflavin can also both be found in turkey, which support your pup’s body in metabolising essential amino acids, carbohydrates and fats, and converting them into energy. It also plays a part in the production of red blood cells, which are vital to the overall health of your pup as they carry oxygen and nutrients around their body.

Lyka: where it’s all about the gobble gobble

Free from hormones and antibiotics, our turkey is barn-raised in the scenic wine region of the Hunter Valley. We are extremely passionate about supporting local family businesses, so are proud to source this nutritious protein just a few hours from our kitchen. One of our five signature recipes, turkey is one of the newest additions to our line-up and contains nutritious goodness including turmeric, psyllium seed husk, kelp, celtic sea salt and butternut squash. A must for any hungry pupper, our turkey is easily one of our Lyka pack’s top picks!