Weekly Mega Sale
25% off Venison Tongue
From Sunday 23rd June to Sunday 30th June
Where: On our website
At our shop: 1-3 Te Roto Drive, Paraparaumu
A little bit about our NZ Natural Venison Tongue
- Venison tongue is a softer, lighter treat. It is low in fat, high in protein, rich in vitamins and minerals and provides a gentler alternative to liver.
- Its a great food supplement when traveling with your pooch (short term only as dogs need the correct ratio of 80% meat, 10% bone & 10% organ).
- An excellent training reward or just as a healthy treat snack.
- Chewing promotes dental health. This treat is suitable for all life stages, including pets with compromised dental health.
- Venison is classed as a non allergenic protein source. Great for those requiring hypoallergenic meat
- No preservatives or additives
Nutritional Value of Venison tongue
Thiamin (B1) – This vitamin plays a critical role in energy metabolism and, therefore, in the growth, development, and function of cells.
Niacin (B3) – Niacin, also known as vitamin B3 and is an important nutrient. In fact, every part of their body needs it to function properly.
Niacin is a vitamin that acts as an antioxidant and plays a role in cell signaling and DNA repair. Deficiency is characterized by skin problems, dementia and diarrhea.
Riboflavin (B2) – Vitamin B2 is a water-soluble vitamin that is flushed out of the body daily, so it must be restored each day. Riboflavin is a vitamin that is needed for growth and overall good health. It helps the body break down carbohydrates, proteins and fats to produce energy, and it allows oxygen to be used by the body. Riboflavin is also used for the development and function of the skin, lining of the digestive tract, blood cells and other vital organs. It is important for eye health.
Calcium – Calcium is a mineral that is necessary for life. In addition to building bones and keeping them healthy, calcium enables blood to clot, muscles to contract, and hearts to beat. About 99% of the calcium in dogs bodies is in their bones and teeth.
Iron – Iron is needed to produce haemoglobin in their blood, which carries oxygen around their body. Their immune system also needs iron.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 may help prevent and treat depression and anxiety.
An omega-3 fatty acid called DHA is a major structural component of the eyes retinas. It may help prevent macular degeneration, which can cause vision impairment and blindness.
Getting enough omega-3s during pregnancy and early life is crucial for a pups development.
Omega-3s can help keep skin healthy, safeguarding against sun damage.
Omega 6 Fatty Acids
Omega-6 fats are essential fats that are an important source of energy for the body.
Omega-6 fatty acids have numerous important roles in the body. They contribute to the structure and function of cell membranes and play a part in the regulation of gene activity inside the cell.
A bit of trivia for you…
- The average tongue is about 3 inches long.
- It has between 2000 and 4000 taste buds. But you cannot see them.
- You also have taste cells in the back of your throat, on your epiglottis (that flap of cartilage in the mouth at the back of the tongue), your nose and sinuses, all the way down the throat to the upper part of the esophagus.
- Tastes such as sweet, sour, salty and bitter along with a fifth taste called umami (savory), can be sensed on all parts of the tongue. The sides of the tongue are more sensitive overall than the middle, and the back of our tongue is more sensitive to bitter tastes.
- The tongue is all muscle, but not just one muscle – it’s made up of 8 different muscles that intertwine with each other creating a flexible matrix, much like an elephant’s trunk. It’s called a muscular hydrostat, and the tongue muscles are the only muscles in the human body that work independently of the skeleton. Your tongue muscles do have amazing stamina and are used constantly for eating, talking, and swallowing. The tongue just never seems to get tired!
- Taste buds have helped us evolve as humans. In the beginning, the sense of taste helped us test the foods we ate: bitter and sour tastes might indicate poisonous plants or rotting foods. The back of our tongue is sensitive to bitter tastes so we can spit out poisonous or spoiled foods before we swallow them. Sweet and salty tastes let us know foods were rich in nutrients.
- If you get fat, so does your tongue! The human tongue has a high percentage of fat, and there is a correlation between tongue fat volume and obesity.
- Every person’s tongue is unique, and similar to fingerprints. Researchers are working on ways to use the tongue as a biometric authenticator – a reliable way to positively identify a person.
- Your tongue can say a lot about your health.