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Benefits of feeding Duck Head for dogs

dehydrated duck head and chicken feet

Did we hear a collective gasp of horror at the thought of feeding your dog a whole duck head? With beak?

We’re used to it!

Duck Heads look rather monstrous but any raw/fresh feeding advocate will understand and appreciate how their dogs salivate at the sight and smell of these delicious crunchy treats.

Duck Head is offered whole, as a medium-light crunchy chew, depending on your dog’s chewing prowess. For very small dogs, we recommend that it be chopped into half length-wise, or it might be just too much for their little mouths to handle. Mid-large dogs will enjoy it whole as a chew treat.

The whole duck head is edible, from the base of the neck all the way to the beak. The beak is cartilage and is more chewy, while the head is made out of soft bone and skin and is more crunchy and fragrant.

Buried in the head is the tastiest morsel of them all – the brain! The brain is packed with Omega-3 fatty acids which is beneficial for their skin and fur and brain health. You won’t be able to get duck brain on its own anywhere else!

Duck Head carries the benefits of duck meat, and is packed with protein, vitamins and minerals that go towards a healthy, happy pup. In TCM (traditional chinese medicine), duck is considered a cooling protein, which may help with inflammation and is widely considered to be safe for most dogs that have dietary restrictions.

Duck Head can also act as a dental chew, to gently scrape plaque and tartar off your dog’s teeth as they chew. However, it is generally quite light in texture, and will crumble, so it isn’t as effective for this purpose as a Duck Neck, Duck Foot or Chicken Feet. For teeth cleaning, we prefer to offer a Pig Ear as it offers a longer lasting chew, and is soft enough to ‘floss’ their teeth.

We offer Duck Heads in bags of 2 heads each. As we want it to get to you in its freshest state, we do ask for up to 7 days processing time to ensure that we are able get it ready for you, as heads are fairly dense and takes a few days to fully dry out.