Collagen & Collagen Peptides in Pet Food
A unique feature of GA Pet Food Partners is collecting the finest meat and fish ingredients at the source. We know that these ingredients naturally contain collagen, although the amounts vary between different types of animal tissues.
Suppose we test different parts of a whole chicken, for example. In that case, we see that collagen is most abundant in the skin, followed by the carcass (from the bones and cartilage), with lower amounts in skeletal meat and internal organs (viscera).
Kibbles made with natural collagen-containing ingredients, such as Freshly Prepared meat and fish materials, will be digested and absorbed by the pet. This provides the building blocks (particularly the amino acids glycine and proline) for the body to make more collagen, which can help maintain healthy bones, joints and skin.
Thanks to our latest Research and development work on protein hydrolysis, alongside the introduction of an innovative ‘Highly Digestible Protein’ (HDP) process, we can ‘pre-digest’ the collagen within our selected meat and fish ingredients into collagen peptides using GA’s carefully controlled enzymatic hydrolysis before incorporating them into a delicious kibble.