Is shark cartilage good for dogs?
The short answer is yes, yes and YES.
Shark cartilage is an amazing treat for your dog. Our shark cartilage is Australian produce; an organic low fat teeth cleaner.
What is shark cartilage?
Shark cartilage is connective tissue - the skeleton in fact. Did you know that sharks don't actually have any bones? The cartilage is cleaned and air dried at a low temperature to retain all the nutirents.
Shark cartilage for dental health
Shark cartilage helps to maintain dental health in dogs. Cartilage is not as dense as bones, and so the risk of fracturing a tooth is greatly reduced.
The simple act of chewing helps to dislodge and prevent the build up of plaque and tartar, both of which contribute to the dreaded doggy breath.
Did you know that poor dental health can lead to other health complications, such as liver, kidney and heart disease. Taking care of the teeth is taking care of the whole dog.
Health benefits of shark cartilage
Shark cartilage incredibly low in calories, as it is not organ or muscle meat. It is also low fat, so is perfect for doggos who are watching their weight.
Shark cartilage is packed with chrondroitin and glucosamine which are two of the major ingredients found in joint supplements.
Chrondroitin helps to retain the elasticity in the cartilage around joints.This helps the joints to perform their role as shock absorbers. Glucosamine helps the body repair the cartilage that sits between joints, which acts as a cushion.
Shark cartilage is therefore an excellent choice for senior dogs who may find it assists in alleviating the symptoms of arthritis.
It is also jam packed with Omega fatty acids, which are excellent for heart health, reducing inflammation and giving a nice shiny coat.
Finally, shark cartilage is also a great source of calcium. It is perfect for raw feeders who aren't comfortable feeding bone to incorporate calcium into the diet. It is also much less dense than bones, therefore there is no worry about whether your dog will crack a tooth eating it. Whilst it isn't as hard as bone, it is still a good dental workout and will help to dislodge any plaque which may be forming.
Shark cartilage for puppies
Whilst it's benefits are obvious for our senior dogs, it shouldn't be overlooked as a great treat for puppies. Teething puppies need to chew, and shark cartilage is an excellent choice, particularly if you'd prefer that pair of Jimmy Choos remain unchewed - or is that unchood?
A completely natural Australian dog treat
When you choose shark cartilage, you are buying a completely natural Australian treat. Our shark cartilage is sourced from a family owned business in Far North Queensland. It is sustainably sourced and wild caught. Certified SafeFood Queensland Accredited.
Shark cartilage is a healthy dog treat, low in fat, good for the teeth, coat, skin, heart and joints, an excellent choice for puppies and seniors. Our taste testers love it, why not add some to your next order. Here is our shark cartilage, or check out our entire collection of fish treats for dogs.