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Why You Should Feed Your Dog Chicken Feet

Why You Should Feed Your Dog Chicken Feet

You want your pup to love the treats you give them. But you also don’t want to feel guilty for feeding them total junk.

That can be a problem. Because most dog treats are a mishmash of ingredients, it can be pretty hard to tell what, exactly, you’re handing over to your hound. 

Here at King Lou, we were sick of trying to guess at giving our dogs something good. So we decided to make our own premium Super Treats. What makes them so special? They all use a single ingredient.

Our free-range, whole chicken feet are a perfect example. Each bag of these treats contains (you guessed it) chicken feet. And that’s it. 

If we had you with single-ingredient and whole food but lost you at chicken feet, stick with us. Sure, these might not be your ideal snack, but dogs love them. And their bodies do, too. 

The health benefits of chicken feet

Turns out, chicken feet are awesome for a dog’s:

  • Hips and joints
  • Skin and coat
  • Dental health

You don’t have to take our word for that. Let’s get into the science. 

Chicken feet deliver health benefits to dogs because they contain:

Collagen

Collagen is the most common protein in both our and our dogs’ bodies. It plays a key role in everything from skin to joint health

In fact, collagen makes up a significant portion of your dog’s muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, and nails. By adding more collagen to their diet, you help them get enough of this key building block so they can stay their healthiest through the years. And doing that is easy, since chicken feet are 27% collagen by total weight. 

Glucosamine

You might be familiar with glucosamine for human joint health. It works similarly for dogs.

Vets regularly use it to treat arthritis, hip dysplasia, spinal disc injuries, and more. It can also help dogs’ bodies repair damaged cartilage, or the cushioning in their joints. 

You don’t need to turn to a supplement to get a meaningful amount of glucosamine in your dog’s diet. While the leading maximum-strength supplements usually have about 600 mg of glucosamine, chicken feet naturally contain roughly 450 mg.  

Chondroitin

Speaking of cartilage, chondroitin can help there. It’s the compound that supports cartilage’s retention of elasticity and water, helping to keep your dog’s joint comfortably mobile. 

Teeth-cleaning capabilities

Beyond the health-boosting ingredients we just outlined, chicken feet can also help your dog stay healthy by cleaning their teeth. When they chew on the chicken feet, the treats help to scrape away plaque. They’re basically a toothbrush your pup can eat. 

Our chicken feet

Not all chicken feet are created equal. 

We get our free-range chicken feet from small family farms in Indiana, Iowa, and North Carolina. Then, we prep them by hand here in the U.S. in small batches. 

For us, that means putting the raw feet through a low-temperature dehydration process. And we don’t add any preservatives, fillers, or additives. That way, your dog gets a chewy, nutrient-dense snack with just the essential nutrients they need to feel their best. 

Because these are real, minimally processed chicken feet, they come in lots of different shapes and sizes. You can give them to your dog whole, or you can break them into smaller pieces. They can be a treat, a food topper, a supplement — whatever you need. 

At the end of the day, our team at King Lou wants to give you health-supporting Super Treats that your dog will love. If you’ve been looking for a way to treat them while supporting their joint, skin, and dental health, our chicken feet Super Treats are for you!

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