OSCAR Featured Ingredient: Antioxidants

Antioxidants serve two important functions: keeping food fresh and keeping pets healthy.

Created: 04/06/2020 Updated: 02/07/2021 - Shelley Audis-Riddell

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The use of antioxidants in the diet is becoming more widely recognised as a positive influence in the health of animals and humans. In pet foods, antioxidants serve two important functions: keeping food fresh and keeping pets healthy.

Antioxidants play a major role in maintaining your pet's health. They help the body fight the destructive effects of free radicals and are a natural by-product of metabolism. A dog or cat's body can normally handle free radicals but if the number of free radicals becomes excessive, or if insufficient antioxidants are there to help, then the free radicals could have detrimental effects on the pet's health.

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