Whole Prey Quail
Whole Prey Quail are a delicious meal for a dog or large, adventurous cats! These quail are 4-6 weeks old, and average weights range from 140-180g. Raised in Ontario without the use of hormones or antibiotics, and humanely dispatched using CO2.
Quail is a low-allergen white meat alternative to poultry for pets who have food sensitivities.
Observing a pet consume a prey animal is not for the faint of heart, but there are many benefits to feeding small whole prey!
Whole prey includes skin, feathers/fur, organs, glands, blood, and intestinal tract which is not found in raw meat safe for human consumption at a supermarket or butcher. Raw meat, bones, and organs for human consumption have gone through production processes. This means the skin, fur/feathers, glands, intestinal tract, and blood is removed from all meat products in preparation for sale and human consumption, and all of the beneficial nutrients are removed along with these items, too.
Fur, feathers and intestinal contents provide fiber which supports gut health. The inclusion of all internal organs, glands, and blood provides a higher concentration of vitamins and minerals in comparison to store-purchased meat. Additionally, whole prey stimulates the mind and body of dogs and cats. Whole prey requires pets to chew, rip, and tear away at whole prey for consumption. This experience provides mental and physical enrichment not found in other feeding methods.
When introducing whole prey to your pet, give them time to smell and play with the item to get used to it. They may not recognize it as food at first, as it’s unlike anything they’ve ever eaten before! To encourage your pet, you can start by cutting open the skin on the belly (easy to do with scissors) to expose the innards and give them an easy starting point.
For more information on feeding your dog raw bones, check out our blog post!
Whole Quail with organs and feathers