Chicken Necks

Chicken Necks


Chicken Necks

  • Our dehydrated New Zealand chicken necks are popular with dogs and cats
  • They are a great teeth cleaner
  • Naturally dehydrated for freshness and flavour
  • Can be used for puppy training


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Dental Health

The main draw to chicken necks is it improves dental health. This is because as the bones are crushed through by the teeth, they provide an abrasive action on the surface of the tooth, resulting in the removal of plaque. This is a similar concept to that of dental chews, but chicken necks are significantly more natural, and crunchier, resulting in a better end result.

Joint Health

Chicken necks contain plenty of connective tissue and cartilage, which are full of glucosamine and chondroitin. These act as precursors for joint cartilage and therefore helps improve the health of joints, particularly for dogs with osteoarthritis. They have been clinically proven to improve pain, weight-bearing on afflicted limbs, and the severity of the condition.

Chicken necks are relatively healthy treats, although they are high in fat which is a useful energy source for active dogs. However, treats with high-fat content should be avoided if your dog is overweight or suffering from a condition this is triggered by fatty foods, such as inflammatory bowel disease or pancreatitis. 

Chicken necks also contain bone, in the form of the spine. Bones are rich in calcium which helps improve the strength of bones.

Feeding Guide

This depends on the size of your dog, what diet he is on, and what sort of health he is in.

If your dog is overweight, then ideally he shouldn’t be getting any treats at all. However, if your dog is a medium-sized, active, healthy weight dog, he could have between one and two daily.

If you are feeding your dog a raw diet, and chicken necks form part of it, you should still not be giving more than two chicken necks daily.

Also, if your dog suffers from a chicken allergy, which is a common food allergy, chicken necks should be avoided. Allergens come from the protein component of the food, of which chicken necks contain plenty. 

Some alternatives to chicken necks include turkey necks, chicken feet, bully sticks, pilchards, and antlers.

Protein is needed to build, repair, and maintain body tissues, organs, and cells in all parts of the body. Proteins are complex molecules and are made up of different combinations of smaller units called amino acids. Protein is necessary to build a strong, muscular body.

Some calcium is obtained through the blood that is consumed through raw products; however, your pet’s main supply of calcium is produced by your pet’s natural internal system when fed a balanced raw diet.

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