Ingredient Database:
animal fat


Best available AAFCO definition: "Animal Fat" is obtained from the tissues of mammals and/or poultry in the commercial processes of rendering or extracting. It consists predominantly of glyceride esters of fatty acids and contains no additions of free fatty acids. If an antioxidant is used, the common name or names must be indicated, followed by the words "used as a preservative".

Simple Definition: Fat from any mammals or poultry. It is obtained from rendering or extracting processes.




Our Comments:

Carnivores require fats in their diet and are able to derieve energy from them.

Categories this ingredient falls under:

Animal Fat: This is a fat-based ingredient from an animal source. Ferrets can easily convert this to energy.
Unspecified Source: This ingredient doesn't specify what kind of animal it came from. Usually this is an indication of low quality. It's better to know exactly where your meats and fats are coming from to ensure quality and consistency between food batches.





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