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Itching, scratching, patches of hair missing, digestive upset, recurrent ear infections, oily fur, chewing on paws..what do all of these have in common?  They all can be signs of a food allergy or a food intolerance.  If you suspect your dog has a food allergy, one of the easiest ways to fix things is to try a food with a novel protein.  A novel protein is any protein that is relatively uncommon. Novel proteins range from the more common venison meat to highly unusual meats like wild brushtail and kangaroo.  Dogs who have not eaten these meats before often do really well on them because their systems have not developed an intolerance or an allergy to them.

We don’t just want to talk about novel proteins though, we want to talk about kangaroo.  Besides being a novel protein, what is it about kangaroo that makes it so special?  Kangaroo really is a very special meat and worth the time to look into, especially if you have a dog that hasn’t been able to thrive on any other proteins.   One of the best things about kangaroo meat is the presence of conjugated linoleic acids, also known as CLAs.

Conjugated linoleic acid is a naturally occurring free fatty acid. It is a potent antioxidant, which may improve lipid profiles and enhance total health.  CLA has been credited withnaturally occurring free fatty acid found in milk, cheese, beef, and lamb. It is a potent antioxidant, which may improve lipid profiles and enhance total health improving cholesterol, aiding weight loss, improving the immune system and even aiding the body in the fight against cancer. Wild kangaroo meat has the highest naturally occuring CLAs. Dog with chronic troubles can benefit from all this extra immune support. CLAs also help reduce inflammation in the body which can greatly reduce inflammatory allergic reactions like colitis, dry itchy skin and numerous other conditions.

Kangaroo meat is also high in protein but low in fat.  Dogs with digestive troubles may see improvement switching to this meat since the low fat meat is easy to digest.  Our Wild Kangaroo and Apples dog food uses wild kangaroo from Australia.  We’ve also added apples for added benefit.  Apples contain pectin, a soluble fiber that is an excellent intestinal regulator.  Pectin helps enhance the digestive process by cleansing the intestinal tract. Pectin is also great for lowering cholesterol levels.

We are offering our Wild Kangaroo and Apples food at a great discount of 15% off every bag at our online store for United States customers.  Just go to to order a bag today!  If you want to talk to us more about how kangaroo could be helpful for your dog, send us an email at [email protected]

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