Finely ground whole duck carcass. Whole duck patties contain the entire bird except the head, feet, feathers and intestines. All the bones are grindable so bone content in duck is higher than patties made from larger animals (only a small percentage of bones in larger animals like goat, lamb, bison and beef are grindable). Organs make up approximately 8% of the patty - this includes lungs, liver, heart and kidneys. On average over all our protiens, patties are composed of 66% muscle meat, 7% bone, 10% organs, 7% blood and 10% fat.
Like other meats, duck is an excellent source of high quality protein containing a well-balanced array of amino acids. Duck also contains generous amounts of iron, phosphorus, zinc, copper, selenium, and lesser amounts of the minerals potassium, magnesium, vitamin E, A, C and folic acid. Duck is rich in faty acids. It is an excellent food for performance or highly active dogs or as a novel protein source for allergic pets. For pets that require a lower fat diet, duck can still be fed, although less often or in smaller portions per meal is recommended.