Here at BarkinBISTRO, we are excited to be able to offer our customers beef pancreas and in this short article, we explain a few of the great health benefits of beef pancreas for dogs.
What is the pancreas?
Here at BarkinBISTRO, we are excited to be able to offer our customers beef pancreas and in this short article, we explain a few of its great health benefits.
The pancreas is a solid v-shaped glandular organ situated below the stomach, tucked in along the duodenum. Its main responsibility is to release enzymes that help the body digest protein and absorb all the essential nutrients from the food that is eaten. The pancreas releases hormones into the blood which metabolise as sugars to produce insulin. These hormones are very important as insulin lowers the blood sugar in the body and glucagon raises them, this needs to be correct for the body to work efficiently.
Secretion from the pancreas contains the enzymes amylase, lipase and protease, which are essential to break down protein in the small intestine.
Nutrition in Pancreas for Dogs
The exocrine glands of the pancreas produce enzymes that are essential for digestion. These enzymes include amylase, chymotrypsin, lipase and trypsin, all needed to assist the body in digesting protein, carbohydrates and fat.
Why do dogs need pancreas in their diet?
It is a simple answer to this question, they need pancreas to support their own pancreas, and we often find that feeding a dog or cat with pancreatitis, the organ that is in trouble, can make a huge difference to their recovery. If you add pancreas to their diet, they may be less likely to get any problems with their pancreas in the first place and pancreatitis is so commonly seen in dogs and cats who eat a highly processed diet.
Can I use raw pancreas for my dog to support digestive health?
Yes, most definitely this great organ will be a nutritional powerhouse for your pup. As the pancreas is your pup’s main digestive organ, adding pancreas to the diet helps to support any pancreatic insufficiencies and digestive health.
- Pancreas is rich in digestive enzymes
- It is essential to assist the body in digesting fat, protein and carbohydrates
- Important for dogs with IBD and EPI (exocrine pancreatic insufficiency)
Why is beef pancreas so good?
Beef pancreas is the richest pancreas to find B vitamins and minerals and that is why here at BarkinBISTRO we have chosen to stock beef pancreas. Below is the nutritional value of 100 grams
- B1 (Thiamin) – 0.140mg
- B2 (Riboflavin) – 0.445mg
- B3 (Niacin) – 4.450 mg
- B5 (Pantothenic acid) – 3.900 mg
- B6 0.200 mg
- B9 (Folate) – 3.00 mg
- B12 (Cobalamin) – 14.00 mcg
- C – 13.7 mg
- Calcium: 9.00 mg
- Copper: 0.06 mg
- Iron: 2.22 mg
- Magnesium: 18.00 mg
- Manganese: 0.150 mg
- Phosphorus: 327.00 mg
- Potassium: 276.00 mg
- Selenium: 24.70 mcg
- Sodium: 67.00 mg
- Zinc: 2.58 mg
How Much Pancreas Should We Feed Dogs?
If your dog is healthy, feed pancreas 2-3 times per week and add approximately 50 grams for a 10kg pup. If your pup has health issues, we suggest reading our article on Pancreatitis In Dogs
The conclusion here is that pancreas is an essential organ for healthy dogs. It is not the nicest organ to handle as it is slimy, do some research and as usual, if you are concerned contact your Holistic Vet or Canine Nutritionist.