What's Up With Chicken Fat?

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 fat in our foods, but also makes the food taste better. Chicken fat is a species appropriate, 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, you should know that food allergies are an immune response to protein. A dog or cat with a true chicken allergy reacts to the protein in the chicken. As pure chicken fat contains no protein, it should 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 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 that is more species appropriate than Canola Oil, which is a fat sourced from plants. Canola Oil is also frequently sourced from GMO plants and it was becoming increasingly difficult for us to find a non-GMO source of Canola Oil. As an animal sourced fat, chicken fat provides a balanced, high quality fat source to provide your dog or cat with energy, help their organs function properly, and support a healthy skin and coat and immune system. Chicken Fat boasts high levels of Omega 6 Fatty Acids, which we balance with Salmon Oil to provide Omega 3 Fatty Acids – keeping your pet’s skin and coat healthy.

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