Weekly Mega Sale
25% off Goat Tendons
From Sunday 28th April to Saturday 4th May
Where: On our website
At our shop: 1-3 Te Roto Drive, Paraparaumu
Are goat tendons good for my dog?
- They are from NZ, are natural and do not have any preservatives or additives added.
- Once dehydrated the tendons become hard and make a great chew for dogs.
- Chewing the tendons cleans their teeth.
- They are good boredom busters.
- They are a healthy chew
These chews are very popular with the small to medium dogs who love to chew.
We would not recommend them for dogs that like to swallow everything!
What is a goat tendon?
A tendon or sinew is a tough band of fibrous connective tissue that usually connects muscle to bone and is capable of withstanding tension. Tendons are similar to ligaments; both are made of collagen. Ligaments join one bone to bone, while tendons connect muscle to bone for a proper functioning of the body.
What are the benefits of collagen
Consuming collagen may have a variety of health benefits, from relieving joint pain to improving skin health
- Collagen may be helpful for slowing the aging of the skin.
- Collagen has been shown to reduce inflammation and stimulate collagen synthesis in the body. This may help promote pain relief for dogs with joint disorders such as osteoarthritis.
- Consuming collagen may help reduce the risk of bone disorders such as osteoporosis. It has the potential to help increase BMD and lower levels of proteins in the blood that stimulate bone breakdown.
- Consuming collagen increased muscle growth and strength in dogs with age-related muscle mass loss.
- Collagen may help reduce the risk factors associated with heart conditions such as atherosclerosis.
A bit of trivia for you
- Goats were one of the first animals to be tamed by humans and were being herded 9,000 years ago.
- Goat meat is the most consumed meat per capita worldwide
- Goats can be taught their name and to come when called
- The life span of a goat is about that of a dog
- Goats have a gestation period (pregnancy) of five month and the average birth rate for goats is 2.2 kids per year.
- Baby goats (kids) are standing and taking their first steps within minutes of being born.
- Each kid has a unique call, and along with its scent, that is how its mother recognizes it from birth – not by sight.
- Counter to the dominant stereotype about goats being willing to eat anything, they are actually very picky eaters. They have very sensitive lips, which they use to “mouth” things in search of clean and tasty food. They will often refuse to eat hay that has been walked on or lying around loose for a day.
- Goats are herd animals and will become depressed if kept without any goat companions. So, it is unhealthy for a goat if a family just owns one as a pet.
- Goats, being mountain animals, are very good at climbing; they’ve been known to climb to the tops of trees, or even dams!
- Goats’ pupils (like many hooved animals) are rectangular. This gives them vision for 320 to 340 degrees (compared to humans with 160-210) around them without having to move and they are thought to have excellent night vision.
- Goats are foragers, NOT grazers. It is actually unnatural to graze a goat on grass and increases the likelihood of them picking up harmful parasites. In their natural habitat, they roam mountaintops and reach up as high as possible to pick out choice bits of forage around them.
- Goats have four “stomachs.” Their food moves first into the rumen (from which it is periodically regurgitated for more “cud chewing”), then to the reticulum, later to the omasum, and finally to the abomasum (which is most like a more sensitive human stomach).
- Goats are burpers! This is due to the role of their rumen. The rumen, which in a mature goat holds four to five gallons of plant material, breaks down cellulose and acts as a fermentation vat. Of course, fermentation produces gas, and this gas escapes in the form of loud, healthy burps.
Wow that is a lot of fun facts on goats!