July Protein of the Month – Rabbit
Pasture Raised Natural Rabbit
Marty’s Meals uses domestic whole ground, non-GMO pasture raised rabbit in both the canine and feline balanced rabbit recipes.
Rabbit is an all-white meat that has the highest percentage of protein to fat ratio of any other meat. It’s a great novel protein for dogs and cats with food allergies and is easy to digest.
Traditional Chinese Medicine tells us that rabbit is an energetically cooling protein. Cooling meats help Yin deficient pets that tend to pant, pace, drink a lot, and sometimes appear a bit agitated. Cooling foods bring down the yang (or heat) within the body and increase the fluids of the body overall, bringing the dog’s body back to a balanced state.
Rabbit meat is rich in quality proteins (around 21g per 100g) it is also lower in calories and sodium than the majority of other meats. Rabbit is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and trace elements: High in vitamins B3 and B12, phosphorus, potassium and selenium. Vitamin B-12 plays a critical role in the function of the central nervous system and metabolism, as well as the formation of red blood cells. Vitamin B3 (Niacin) is required for proper function of more than 50 enzymes. Without it, your body would not be able to release energy or make fats from carbohydrates.Vitamin B3 is needed for healthy skin and proper circulation of the blood throughout the body. Rabbit meat contains quite a bit of selenium, a mineral used to make antioxidants. It’s a meat with an excellent balance of fatty acids (rabbit is richer in omega 3 than chicken or pork) and has a moderate overall fat content.