Knowing the difference between secreting organs and muscle meat is important when making your homemade dog food recipe. Organs are extremely rich in nutrients while the muscle meats are made of muscle and connective tissues. These two are the natural vitamins you will be adding to your homemade foods. Though organ meat does have the highest vitamin content.
I know when I started it was hard to remember which were considered an organ and which were considered a muscle meat, so I made this handy dandy list for you.
Your recipes should include 5% of each to make it a complete and balanced dog food recipe with ALL the proper nutrients.
Depending on where you live, some of these may be hard to come by. You can always order online from www.rawpawspetfood.com (they have liver, heart, green tripe and signature blend meat rolls, in all proteins). I have a large group of homemade dog food feeders who have ordered from them with enthusiastic reviews. Luckily, I have been able to find a local pet store who will order most of these items for me on a monthly basis.
If you have any questions secreting organs or muscle meats leave me a comment below and I will do my best to assist!