The European Pet Food Industry Federation published its annually updated Nutritional Guidelines for Cats and Dogs for 2012.
Based on new scientific literature and discussions with the federation's Scientific Advisory Board, adaptations were made to nutrients such as vitamins, iodine, calcium and sodium. The federation's new nutrition guidelines have newly defined ratios because “calcium and phosphorus are essential minerals for healthy skeleton development and maintenance,” the federation said.
5 small steps would streamline information on petfood ingredients to help communicate with pet owners
Tomato pomace has the potential to provide additional nutrition and health benefits
With the availability of quality ingredients declining, perhaps we need to explore this category
What is this quiet, unassuming ingredient, and should it be there?
Public meetings invited comments and provided updates
The mid-year meeting addressed several regulatory matters affecting petfoods
The intent was to educate regulators and industry about the Model Pet Food Regulations
To be effective, probiotics must be live and viable
The question is whether they provide additional benefit to the dog or cat
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