Most of the pet food sold in stores today is from animals that are grain-fed, meaning they were fed corn and other grains over their whole life, typically in a confined feedlot. Seals eat fish and seafood all their lives. So what’s the big deal? Why is it so important to GO WILD when buying food or treats for your dogs? Here are the top six reasons to feeding wild game meat to your pets:
- Nutrient packed
- Naturally raised
- More good fats
- Low in fat and calories
- Better for the earth
- “Phoqing” delicious!
Game meat is known for its great nutritional value and seal certainly fits the bill. It is packed with protein, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and vitamin B-12. In the Canadian North, seal meat remains the choice of many champion mushers and sled dog trainers because of its amazing nutrition.
SeaDNA Seal Meat is wild caught in the icy waters off the coast of Atlantic Canada. Most live-stock used to produce your pet food is grain-fed. The grain feed increases the levels of omega–6 fatty acids and reduces the level of omega-3 fatty acids in the animals which can lead to inflammation, allergy like symptoms, pour coat or skin, joint problems and overweight and obesity. Seals swim freely in the ocean and eat their natural diet of fish and seafood. Seal meat is free from antibiotics and added hormones while most of grain-fed animals are given antibiotics to prevent illness and growth hormones to increase growth rate.
LOW IN FAT AND CALORIES:
Most farm-raised animals live a much more sedentary lifestyle and often have a higher fat diet designed to increase bulk. Wild game eat a natural diet and are generally much more active. When compared to farmed animals such as cows and chickens, SeaDNA seal meat has an average of 2% fat while their domesticated competitors typically have a fat content of 25-30%. Not just any fat either. We’re talking a lot less saturated fat (the bad fat). Compared to other wild game meat, it is the lowest in calories (100 Kcal/100g).
MORE GOOD FATS:
Wild game meat has Omega-3 running through it and seal is no different. Omega-3 helps to maintain healthy skin and shiny coat, reduces shedding and allergies and can help in the battle against joint pain for older dogs and cats.
BETTER FOR THE EARTH:
SeaDNA practices sustainable and responsible harvest. Our practices require no water, no chemicals and seals can live freely in nature. In addition to consuming less energy, seal meat has another environmental advantage — it is far less polluting. In factory farming, the animals’ wastes build up, becoming a source of water and air pollution.
If you are looking for a treat to motivate your dog. Our healthy seal treats are a must. High-quality ingredients such as seal meat are important, and a treat’s ingredients’ list should definitely be part of your decision process. Also, if you’re treating a lot every day, you should take the calorie count into consideration and reduce your dog’s regular meal portions to compensate for the treats.
Learn more about the Canadian Seal Harvest
The Canadian seal harvest is no different from any other wild game harvest. The Canadian government sets an annual quota, monitors and regulates the hunt, and ensures that any part of the animal used for human and pet consumption is tested and safe.