Can Dogs Eat Kangaroo Jerky? The truth revealed!


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Kangaroo jerky is a super healthy treat for all dogs big and small.

Kangaroo more generally is one of the leanest, healthiest, and most sustainable meats around. It is high in protein, super low in fat, and free range with an abundance in Australia.

Kangaroo Jerky is also a good source of essential nutrients that dogs need for a healthy and well balanced lifestyle including; Iron, Zinc, and Vitamin B-12.

But you may be wondering, can my dog eat Kangaroo Jerky? And if so, which type can I offer them?

Different Types of Kangaroo Jerky

This really depends on the type of Kangaroo Jerky you are feeding your dog! Here we will look at store bought kangaroo jerky vs that made specifically for dogs.

Typical Store Bought Kangaroo Jerky

If you have gone out and bought kangaroo jerky from the store, then there are a few things you need to watch out for.

If there are any flavours added like onions, garlic, or spices, then STOP IMMEDIATELY! Also, pay close attention to the amount of sodium (salt) in store bought kangaroo jerky. While salt is tasty for humans and OK in moderation, a typical 15kg dog only needs about 100mg (0.1 grams) of sodium per day.

To put this in context, a typical jerky product for humans contains as much 500mg of sodium per serve. That’s 5 times the daily intake allowed for dogs!

Too much sodium can heavily dehydrate your dog, causing other illnesses, or even lead to sodium poisoning. Something you definitely want to avoid.

Kangaroo Jerky Made for Dogs

Kangaroo Jerky that has been made specifically for dogs should contain little to no sodium. Oh My Paws Kangaroo Jerky has absolutely no salt added in the drying process.

Additionally, there are no flavourings, no preservatives, and no other additives.

What you see is what you get, 100% slow dried kangaroo meat in a barking good crunchy chewy jerky (though it is not something you or I as humans will enjoy eating due to the lack of salt).

Our unique slow drying method locks in more nutrients for your dog’s healthy diet and wellbeing compared to commercially available processed dog treats.

Other Suitable Kangaroo Treats for Dogs

There are lots of great Kangaroo treats available for your dog which can complement our Kangaroo Jerky. Some of these include:

  • Furry Kangaroo Ears – these are a super high in fibre treat, and offer a different texture treat for your dog to experience
  • Kangaroo Kneecaps – chunky longer chewing pieces of cartilage tendon that will help clean your dog’s teeth and support joint health
  • Kangaroo Tail Tips – the tinner fibrous end of the Kangaroo Tail which works as a fantastic natural toothbrush and dental floss in one

Got any questions? Feel free to contact us, and we’ll get back to you right away!

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