While domestic dogs have become more omnivorous over time and can safely digest plant-based sources of protein, things like wheat, oats, and corn are typically inferior sources of essential protein nutrition because they don’t contain all the essential amino acids needed to power your dog’s body function.
Beef is low in sodium, which is both good for dogs with existing heart conditions and for promoting overall heart health. It is also a source of B vitamins and essential minerals like zinc and iron while being lower in others like calcium and magnesium.
The meat contains enough of these minerals provide proper nutrition to your dog, but in amounts that are low enough to minimize the risk of bladder stones. Leaner cuts of beef are low in calories, making them ideal for rich nutrition and weight control.