Provides needed energy for the body to operate correctly. Fat is needed to prevent essential fatty acid deficiency and is required so the body can absorb the fat soluble vitamins A, S, E, K, and prevent deficiencies of these vitamins. It provides back-up energy if blood sugar supplies run out (after 4-6 hours without food). Fat surrounds and insulates nerve fibres to help transmit nerve impulses.
Fat is part of every cell membrane in the body. It helps transport nutrients and metabolites across cell membranes. The body uses fat to make a variety of other building blocks needed for everything from hormones to immune function.
If Dogs and Cats Don’t Have Enough Fats In Their Diet They Develop;
- Dry, scaly skin
- Hair loss
- Low body weight
- Cold intolerance
- Poor growth
- Lower resistance to infection
- Poor wound healing
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.
Our Promise Is Simple
To supply the very best dog and cat food, made with the highest standards to enhance health, longevity and the prevention of disease.