Weekly Mega Sale
25% off Venison Face Plate
From Sunday 26th May to Saturday 2nd June
At our shop: 1-3 Te Roto Drive, Paraparaumu
What is a Venison Face Plate?
A face plate is exactly what it sounds like, a face of a deer.
Our deer face plates come from our very own New Zealand’s green pastures,
Not the nicest topic to discuss but if you can get past the ‘ew’ factor, then face plates are really good chews for medium to large dogs. However, smaller dogs have been known to tackle them as well.
The deer’s face has been folded into 3rds, sprinkled with liver and slowly dehydrated.
It is a long lasting chew and does not go soggy, like some ears do. The bigger dogs will be able to ‘crunch’ bits off to chew.
Well that is about all I can tell you on our face plates other than we seem to be the only ones who stock them.
How about a bit of trivia on skin….
Skin performs the following functions:
- Protection: a barrier from pathogens and damage between the internal and external environment in bodily defense.
- Sensation: contains a variety of nerve endings that jump to heat and cold, touch, pressure, vibration and tissue injury.
- Thermoregulation: sweat glands and dilated blood vessels aid heat loss, while constricted vessels greatly reduce cutaneous blood flow and conserve heat. Erector pili muscles in mammals adjust the angle of hair shafts to change the degree of insulation provided by hair or fur.
- Control of evaporation: the skin provides a relatively dry and semi-impermeable barrier to reduce fluid loss.
- Storage and synthesis: acts as a storage center for lipids and water.
- Absorption through the skin: Oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide can diffuse into the epidermis in small amounts; some animals use their skin as their sole respiration organ.
- Water resistance: The skin acts as a water resistant barrier so essential nutrients aren’t washed out of the body. The nutrients and oils that help hydrate the skin are covered by the most outer skin layer, the epidermis. This is helped in part by the sebaceous glands that release sebum an oily liquid. Water itself will not cause the elimination of oils on the skin, because the oils residing in our dermis flow and would be affected by water without the epidermis.
- Camouflage, whether the skin is naked or covered in fur, scales, or feathers, skin structures provide protective coloration and patterns that help to conceal animals from predators or prey.