In pet food, lamb can be used as a fresh meat (fresh lamb, deboned lamb, freshly prepared lamb) or as a pre-prepared, dry meat meal (lamb meal, dried lamb, dehydrated lamb). When the ingredient is listed simply as 'lamb' it usually refers to the fresh form.
Lamb is an excellent meat source for dogs. It is both highly palatable and easily digested. Most of the lamb found in British pet foods comes from the UK (typically Wales) or is imported from countries like New Zealand.
Red meats like lamb do, however, contain higher levels of trans-fats and cholesterol which should be kept to a minimum if your dog has a history of health problems. Red meats also contain higher levels of purines and other minerals (especially in the 'meal' form due to the higher bone content) which are best avoided in dogs with urinary conditions.
As with all meats, the quality of the lamb used in pet foods can vary considerably so for more details on the lamb found in your dog's food, please contact the manufacturer directly.
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