To produce yeast extract, the contents of the yeast cell are broken down by enzymes, and the cell wall is collected. But not all yeast cells were created equal, and we only use the cell wall material from very specific strains of yeast. These strains are selected for their mannan oligosaccharide (MOS) and beta-glucan content. More than 50% of the yeast material used by Performadog consists of these two vital nutrients.
What Are The Benefits of Yeast Cell Wall Material For Dogs?
The mannan oligosaccharide (MOS) binds specific pathogens by a process called agglutination. Put simply, agglutination is the clumping of pathogens into one large complex, thus making it simpler and easier for the immune system to eliminate the clump in one action rather than having to eliminate each pathogen individually. MOS is particularly effective at clumping type 1 fimbriae pathogens, various strains of Salmonella and E.coli bacteria.
B-glucans are a vital source of phagocytic cells which are capable of killing pathogens, by attracting and engulfing the bacteria. After completing the destruction of the pathogen the phagocyte moves the remaining material back to the surface of the cell to educate the immune system as to the danger presented by the pathogen. This is what is called the “immune response” within the body, and B-glucans play a dominant role in educating and stimulating the animal’s immune system.
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.