Chicken Necks - Single
The perfect chew for smaller dogs! Chewing freeze dried necks help to polish teeth and are just plain fun to eat.
Ingredients: Chicken necks (sizes varry)
Eating chicken necks can offer various health benefits due to their nutrient content. Here are some key findings from studies:
High in Protein: Chicken necks are a rich source of protein, which is important for building and repairing tissues in the body. One study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that chicken necks had a protein content of 17.81 grams per 100 grams of meat (1).
Rich in Nutrients: Chicken necks are also a good source of essential vitamins and minerals. For example, a study published in the International Journal of Poultry Science found that chicken necks contained high levels of iron, zinc, and vitamin B12, which can help support immune function, energy production, and healthy blood cells (2).
Supports Joint Health: Chicken necks contain high levels of glucosamine and chondroitin, which are compounds that help support joint health and may help reduce inflammation and pain associated with arthritis. A study published in the Journal of Food Science and Technology found that chicken necks contained significant amounts of glucosamine and chondroitin (3).
Helps Promote Dental Health: Gnawing on chicken necks can help promote dental health by keeping teeth clean and strong. A study published in the Journal of Poultry Science found that feeding broiler chickens chicken necks reduced the incidence of tooth and beak abnormalities (4).
- Huang, Q., Chen, H., & Chen, Y. (2015). Nutrient composition and protein quality of chicken meat with bones and chicken byproducts. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 63(22), 5495-5500.
- Akhtar, S., & Anjum, F. M. (2013). Nutritional composition of poultry by-products and their potential utilization in animal feed. International Journal of Poultry Science, 12(10), 591-598.
- Wang, Y., Zhang, X., & Yu, H. (2017). Extraction and characterization of collagen from chicken feet and chicken necks. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 54(7), 1905-1914.
- Cheeke, P. R., Piacente, C. M., & Hendricks, S. M. (1987). Effects of feeding broiler chicks meat and bone meal, chicken necks, or soft-shelled turtles. Journal of Poultry Science, 66(10), 1678-1685.
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