Chicken breast is an excellent source of low fat, high quality animal protein. Protein is the building blocks of the body and dogs have particularly high protein requirements.
Like all animal proteins, chicken is a “complete” protein, meaning that it contains all ten of the essential amino acids that dogs require for health.
All B vitamins are present in chicken meat, but it is a particularly good source of vitamin B3, which is vital for energy production.
Poultry like chicken is also the best dietary source of vitamin B6, which offers the same benefits as B3, while also supporting the health of the immune system and brain.
Chicken is naturally low in sodium, while offering high levels of the important but often scarce mineral selenium. Selenium is important for the health of the immune system.
High levels of phosphorous are also present in this lean meat, which is vital for bone health, as well as moderate levels of zinc, copper, magnesium and iron.
It is a nutritious and lean protein that most dogs love.