Is Fat Important?
Fats are a rich source of energy for cats and dogs, providing more than twice as much energy per gram than other protein or carbohydrate.
What Role(s) Does Fat Play in the Body?
In terms of nutritional needs, real fat deliver essential fatty acids and provide the necessary environment for absorption of fat-soluble vitamins in the gut.
What are the Dietary Sources of Fat?
Fats and oils from real animal and marine sources, and some vegetable sources, provide a variety of essential fatty acids.