Creamy, healthy and delicious, this is Tom&Sawyer’s canine take on the classic Coconut Chicken curry dish.
GOOD FOR: Adult dogs, healthy or overweight seniors, dogs with gluten allergies, dogs with allergies, dogs with sensitive digestive systems, may be beneficial for dogs requiring weight loss
* For dogs undergoing an energy restriction, this recipe should only be used when in consultation with a veterinarian
Nutrient-packed and soothing on your pup’s digestive system, here are some of the amazing benefits your pup can get from our Coconut Chicken Recipe:
Supports cancer prevention: Turmeric is a highly studied ingredient for cancer prevention due to its high levels of curcumin. Curcumin is an anti-inflammatory compound and also acts as a strong antioxidant, which can help minimize reactive oxygen species that are harmful to the body. While the causes for cancer are vast, varied, and not fully understood, chronic inflammation is associated with cancer risk. Since curcumin is a highly anti-inflammatory compound, it is thought that it may help to reduce inflammation in the body, and minimize the risk of cancer. In addition, the antioxidant properties of curcumin may be beneficial in cancer prevention. Studies have shown beneficial effects of turmeric supplementation such as reducing the number of cancerous cells in the body and minimizing the spread of cancer.
Skin and coat health: Coconut oil and the high level of omega-3 and -6 fatty acids in this recipe contribute to a healthy skin and coat! Fats are essential for building epithelial cell membranes and the stronger the cell membrane, the greater the skin quality. These fatty acids are also anti-inflammatory along with turmeric. Together, they can help combat inflammation of the skin and reduce flakey skin, dry or dull coat, or irritated skin from allergies and other skin disorders.
Joint and arthritis support: Osteoarthritis can be a painful condition associated with high inflammation at the joints, but prevention and support to minimize the effects of arthritis can be aided by certain anti-inflammatory nutrients. The high level of anti-inflammatory nutrients from the ingredients in our Coconut Chicken recipe may help to prevent and/or alleviate joint pain. This can be great for aging pups, as the prevalence for joint issues such as arthritis increases with age, but also for overweight pups as excess weight or obesity can also increase the risk for arthritis.
Pancreatitis: As part of our low-fat menu, this recipe is specially formulated to have fat content within the recommended range for dogs with pancreatitis (<25g/1000kcal). This level of fat minimizes the strain on the pancreas, reducing the risk of pancreatitis flare-ups. In addition, we focus on ensuring that the fats in this recipe are the “good” fats, which can also reduce pressure on the pancreas.
- Sensitive Digestive System: There are many reasons why a pup may have a sensitive digestive system (i.e. pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, food allergies/intolerances, poor diet). This recipe is a limited ingredient meal with highly digestible ingredients that can help reduce potential intolerances. The low-fat content can also minimize inflammation of the digestive tract, and the inclusion of omega-3 and 6 fatty acids also exert anti-inflammatory effects. A moderate fibre content promotes healthy digestion and gut microbiome for healthy poops.
Stock your freezer with this healthy meal and give your pup a taste of a Thai classic.
Written by: Hannah Godfrey
BSc.H. | MSc. Animal Nutrition
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