Duck Feet 3oz - Freeze Dried
Duck Feet are a crunchy fully digestible treat for cats and dogs. It provides good chewing and natural teeth cleaning.
Make sure your dogs and cats have access to fresh water at all times.
Duck feet are a delicacy in many cultures and are often used in soups, stews, and broths. Here are some potential health benefits of eating duck feet based on research:
- Supports Joint Health: Like chicken and turkey feet, duck feet are a rich source of collagen, glucosamine, and chondroitin. These compounds can help support joint health and may reduce inflammation and pain associated with arthritis. A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that duck feet contain a high amount of collagen, which could have potential applications in the food and pharmaceutical industries (1).
- Promotes Skin Health: Collagen is also important for skin health, and consuming it in foods like duck feet may help improve skin elasticity and reduce wrinkles. A study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology found that oral collagen supplementation improved skin hydration and elasticity in middle-aged women (2).
- Good Source of Nutrients: Duck feet are a good source of essential nutrients, including protein, calcium, and iron. A study published in the Journal of Food Science and Technology found that duck feet contained high levels of calcium and iron, which can help support bone health and red blood cell production (3).
- Sustainable and Affordable: Compared to other cuts of meat, duck feet are a sustainable and affordable option that can provide a great source of protein and nutrients. A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that duck feet could be a potential source of protein for human consumption, as they are inexpensive and abundant (4).
Overall, incorporating duck feet into your pets diet can offer a range of potential health benefits.
- Du, J., Zou, Y., Su, Q., Ren, D., & Li, L. (2013). Extraction and characterization of collagen from duck feet. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 61(8), 1729-1735.
- Choi, S. Y., Ko, E. J., Lee, Y. H., Kim, B. G., Shin, H. J., Seo, D. B., & Lee, S. J. (2014). Effects of collagen tripeptide supplement on skin properties: A prospective, randomized, controlled study. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 13(2), 138-143.
- Liu, D., Ma, Y., Zhang, J., & Xie, B. (2017). Nutrient composition and protein quality of duck feet. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 54(11), 3607-3612.
- Zhang, J., Liu, D., Ma, Y., & Xie, B. (2017). Processing and nutritional composition of duck feet. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 65(16), 3303-3309.
Crude Protein 35.0% min
Crude Fat 30.0% min
Crude Fiber 1.0% max
Moisture 8.0% max
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