3 Different Sources of Protein For Dogs

Different Sources Of High Protein In Dog Food

Is your dog getting the right kind of protein? There are various protein sources for dogs to consume safely but remember that they should also be easy to digest! This is because easily digestible protein makes it easier for the body to absorb the nutrients that will keep them strong, healthy, and happy. Then, what are the best sources of protein for dogs? Here are two of the most common protein-rich ingredients you’ll find in dog food.

  • Real Meat 

This is the most natural and good source of protein for dogs, which makes it also the easiest for dogs to digest. Chicken, a popular meat option that’s seen on most dog food labels, is always good. Because it’s lean meat, it contains less fat but still provides the essential amino acids required in a dog’s diet.

  • Meat Meal 

It’s easier to think of this as a meat concentrate with an abundant amount of protein! The process of producing meat meal is called rendering, and it involves cooking real meat like a stew and draining out the water. This results in a concentrated protein powder, which is also a good source of protein for dogs.

  • Meat By-products

Meats and meat by-products (may consist of blood and organs but do not include hide, hair, hooves, and teeth) are exceptionally high-quality protein sources for dogs that can be found in the enhanced nutrition formulation of PEDIGREE® Pro High Protein. It was developed by veterinarians and nutritionists at WALTHAM- the world’s leading authority on pet care and nutrition, so you can be sure your dogs are only eating what’s best for them. These two protein sources for dogs offer as much as 50% more protein to make even the most active dogs healthy, fit, and energized.

If you're looking for high-quality protein sources for dogs, find the PEDIGREE® Pro High Protein variant that best fits your dog’s breed and life stage:

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