What’s Up With Chicken Fat?

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At Solid Gold we always have your pet’s health in mind. With our research driven approach, we are continually analyzing ways to make each of our formulations better. Our research has shown that Chicken Fat is a highly digestible animal fat source and has high levels of linoleic (Omega-6) acid. Chicken fat not only provides a more natural source of Omegas in our foods, but also makes the food taste better. Chicken fat is a natural animal fat source and naturally provides your pet with essential fatty acids that they cannot produce on their own, but are needed for proper growth and development. In addition to all of the health driven properties of chicken fat, it also improves the overall taste of recipes – making them even more irresistible to your pet!

If you’re worried that your pet could have an allergic reaction to chicken fat, then you’ll be happy to know that dogs and cats with chicken allergies actually react to the protein that comes from the chicken meat or the chicken meal.  Since chicken fat contains no protein, it does not trigger the allergic reactions that chicken meat or chicken meal would in a pet who is allergic to chicken.  You can confidently feed our foods containing only chicken fat to your pet with chicken allergies. We recommend consulting with your Veterinarian for more details. Solid Gold offers several products that do not contain chicken or chicken meal.

Fats are also a necessary part of a balanced diet for dogs and cats. If the balance of good fats in their daily diet are too low, dogs and cats can develop dry, itchy skin, a dull coat, diminished immune system and be more susceptible to other health concerns.

Choosing a food with the right fat sources will help your pet maintain their ideal body condition.  Chicken fat provides a natural source of Vitamin E and Omega-6, is highly palatable to both dogs and cats and increases the aroma profile for your pet.  All chicken fat used in Solid Gold foods is sourced from a high-quality source and undergoes the same rigorous, multi-step safety testing as the rest of our raw materials.  You can feel confident your pet is getting the nutrition they need when you are feeding any Solid Gold diet.

So why did Solid Gold decide to make the switch to Chicken Fat from Canola Oil? Chicken fat is a natural animal fat. Canola oil is an industrial seed oil that is extracted from commodity grass crops. Chicken fat is also a more natural fat source than plant oils. As an animal sourced fat, chicken fat provides the balanced nutritional profiles needed from a fat source in a complete and balanced pet food – with a much more desirable taste. Chicken fat also naturally boasts high levels of Omega-6 Fatty Acids.  This is balanced with flaxseed and salmon oil for Omega-3 Fatty Acids – keeping your pet’s skin and coat healthy!