Is an amino acid. Amino acids are the building blocks that our pets bodies use to make proteins. Methionine is found in meat, fish, and dairy products, and it plays an important role in many cell functions. Methionine is used to prevent liver damage in acetaminophen (Tylenol) poisoning.
Why Do Our Pets Need Methionine?
Methionine is one of the ten essential amino acids required by our cats and dogs and is the only essential amino acid that contains sulphur. Essential amino acids cannot be synthesised within the body and must be present in the food if the animal is to survive, and methionine is often one of the amino acids in short supply.
Essential amino acids are the precursors to many functions within the body and methionine is particularly valuable because of its sulphur content. In dogs, methionine is the precursor to the production of taurine, whereas cats don’t possess that pathway and must have the taurine present in its diet.
Eggs, meat and fish are the most abundant sources of methionine in the food chain.
Dietary methionine is a potent antioxidant and an important amino acid for liver repair due to its ability to assist in the body’s detoxification process.
What you choose to feed your cherished pet is one of the most important decisions you can make. We are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of nutritional integrity and food safety, and it’s why we make every Performadog Premium Performance bag in Australia, using some of the best manufacturing systems in the world. To assure our quality, our factory, ingredients, processes and foods meet the strictest standards, and our ingredient suppliers are approved and audited by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture.
Our Production and Quality Assurance Teams apply strict and rigorous standards.
At all stages of production and preparation, we utilise both Good Manufacturing Principals — a worldwide system for the control and management of manufacturing and quality testing of foods, and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Analysis (HACCP) — an internationally recognised and systematic preventive approach to food safety. Our fresh regional ingredients truly meet the AAFCO definition for ‘fresh” and standards.
Our quality management systems extend well beyond our factory going forward to our distributor partners and back to our ingredient suppliers, who we know and trust. All meat ingredients are approved by the Australia Government and produced exclusively from animals classified ‘fit for human consumption.’
Our fresh meats are produced within our region in dedicated, approved human grade facilities.
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