Beef Trachea Updated on: March 27th, 2019

the trachea, also known as the windpipe, is a long tube that allows air to pass to the lungs. The trachea is surrounded by cartilage which is great for joint health and skin and coat.

why we feed

Because trachea is mostly made up of cartilage, it is chock full of glucosamine. Glucosamine is a great supplement for older dogs, active dogs, or large breed dogs--any dogs who have need the extra boost, or are putting extra weight or force on their joints. Glucosamine helps cushion the area around the joint, and keep it supple. The trachea is a great natural source of glucosamine that your dog’s body can easily utilize.

how to feed

Because the trachea is a hollow tube, it is easy to stuff. Like the aorta, you can stuff it with grinds or make a greek yogurt mixture, and freeze! The trachea is considered part of the 80% muscle meat of your dog’s raw diet.

Additional info

Tracheas will last longer if frozen and don't just clean the back molars but also the front canines as well, making it one of the best chews to feed for dental health!