Our chicken fat is produced using a centrifuge to separate the chicken fat from the chicken protein. When an animal has a food allergy, the allergen(s) they react to is almost exclusively the protein in that ingredient. Our chicken fat is protein-free and therefore should not cause a food-related allergy.
The source of fat is a critical part of pet food formulation. Fat provides energy and is required for essential fatty acids, absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, texture, aroma, and flavour. We use chicken fat in all of our dry formulas as it is far more digestible than most other fat sources commonly used in pet products, such as canola oil or sunflower oil derived from a vegetable base.
Chicken fat is also an excellent source of linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid important for skin and coat, growth, and a healthy immune system. Compared to other fats, chicken fat provides a flavour profile that tends to be preferred by both dogs and cats.
Our chicken fat is sourced locally from Vancouver, Canada.
Wendy Vandersteen, PhD
Manager of Research and Development