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Q. Why is fat an important ingredient in dog food?

Answered By
JULIA HENWOOD

A. As a concentrated form of energy, fat provides more than twice the energy of proteins or carbohydrates. Fat is also required for absorption and utilization of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K). Fats supply fatty acids, which provide healthy skin and coat, as well as reduce inflammation.

Fats and oils have many important functions in your pet's healthy body and make dog food taste better. Fatty acids promote heart health and optimal brain function.


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