Meats are generally a good source of protein, essential fatty acids, iron and some B group vitamins. They also increase the palatability of a product and are highly digestible.
The animal based materials used in pet foods come from animals which are veterinary
inspected and are passed as fit for human consumption but which are often surplus
to the requirements of the human food industry. These materials meet the very high
safety and quality criteria laid down in the Animal By-
The quality of meats used in dog foods is often on a par with that used in the preparation of foods for humans.