Fat Quality

  • Dogs
  • Cats

Dogs

Fats (Lipids) are the primary source of energy for dogs. They come in an array of different forms and vary in quality and digestibility. We have taken into consideration both the source/ingredient for fat in the foods and scored them according to digestibility and quality.

Contributes 20% to the ingredient score for dogs

Cats

Fats (Lipids) along with proteins are the primary source of energy for cats. They come in an array of different forms and vary in quality and digestibility. We have taken into consideration both the source/ingredient for fat in the foods and scored them according to digestibility and quality.

Contributes 20% to the ingredient score for cats

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Animal / Vegetable Fats

Animal and Vegetable Fats are large groups which encompass a range of poor quality sources which can have low digestibility.

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Beef Tallow / Lard

Beef Tallow and Lard are both poor quality forms of fat which can increase cholesterol and affect the heart and circulatory system.

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Poultry / Beef Fat

Poultry and Beef Fat are average quality fat sources used for energy but can cause allergies. They contain some Omega 3 and 6. They add palatability to foods.

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Pork / Lamb / Turkey / Duck / Venison Fat

Pork, Lamb, Turkey, Duck and Venison Fat are all good sources of energy and are very digestible. They contain some Omega 3 and 6. They add a good level of palatability to foods.

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Chicken Fat / BSF Grubs

Chicken Fat adds great palatability to foods, it is highly digestible and a great source of energy. It contains some Omega 3 and 6. BSF Grubs provide a high energy source with a good blend of saturated and unsaturated fats.

If a food contains 'oils' or 'unnamed source', a score of 4 is given as the quality can't be guaranteed