The Dog Grocer sources beef from grass fed Australian and New Zealand cows. Many studies have shown that the way cows are fed can have a major effect on the nutrient composition of their beef. Unlike grain fed cows that eat mostly an unnatural diet based on corn and soy (GMO feeds!), and are kept in confined stalls in feedlots known as concentrated animal feeding operations, grass fed Australian/New Zealand cows are allowed to graze on a natural diet.
Not only does this mean a better quality of life, the cows’ lifestyles and diets have nutritional impact on its beef. A main difference is in its fatty acid compositions:
- Monosaturated fat: grass fed beef contains much less monosaturated fat than grain fed beef, making it a leaner source
- Omega 6 polyunsaturated fats: Both grass- and grain fed beef contain similar amounts of omega 6 fatty acids
- Omega 3 fatty acids: This is where grass fed makes a major difference; grass fed contains up to five times concentration of omega 3 fatty acids than grain fed
- Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA): grass fed beef contains twice as much CLA as grain fed beef. CLA is associated with a few health benefits such as boosting physical performance, building muscles instead of storing fats, and may even help prevent cancer.
Grass fed beef are also slightly higher in nutrients such as vitamin E, antioxidants and beta-carotene compared to the grain fed counterparts.
TDG Raw Beef Grinds are suitable for rawfed cats and dogs. Thoughtfully processed into smaller portions but made easily separable, the grinds are convenient for feeding while ensuring minimal food and packaging wastage. Packed into small 25g balls for convenient portioning and feeding, according to dietary requirements of individual pets. For pets on varied protein diets, small portions allow convenient mixing of protein types.