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.
The lowly pea appears to be an effective ingredient for the next generation of dog and cat diets
What is this quiet, unassuming ingredient, and should it be there?
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
Public meetings invited comments and provided updates
The intent was to educate regulators and industry about the Model Pet Food Regulations
It gives more direct control to CVM in establishing and maintaining ingredient definitions
The question is whether they provide additional benefit to the dog or cat
It's the finishing touch that can meet both owner and pet needs.
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