Fiber potential and other nutritional possibilities make this gourd a promising alternative petfood ingredient.
Possibilities for specialized diets, results of current studies warrant a closer look
Industry-academic partnerships highlighted during presentations
Research continues to play a key role in advancing pet nutrition
Used as a shelf life extender and stabilizer, does this ingredient deserve to be the subject of controversy?
Products provide expanded choice for consumers, but producers must study ingredients to justify costs
If handled properly, this form of the trace mineral can be a vital petfood ingredient
Recent popularity in human food arena warrants second look for petfood
Current available data not enough to go by, more studies needed
Ingredients seen as inferior may actually be valuable tools
Is this carryover from the human food industry a valid concept for evaluating petfoods?
Typically used at less than 2%, this petfood ingredient has the potential for more
This ingredient, found in a wide range of petfoods, is a vital tool for formulation and nutritional fortification.
From a nutrient standpoint they can be nearly identical, and quality may have more to do with process and raw materials.
These ingredients already exist in small amounts in some animal feeds and petfoods, but are they truly serving a functional purpose?
Alfalfa is found in a number of cat and dog foods, but its safety and nutritional benefits are still being debated.
Prevention, monitoring, and industry-wide adoption of best practices are key to managing this challenging bacterium.
Sodium hexametaphosphate a mineral sequestering agent, enhances ‘mechanical action’ of petfoods with a dental message
This specialty ingredient used in vegetarian and gluten-free diets could have applications as a thickener and stabilizer in petfoods.
While not mainstream petfood ingredients, these pseudo-cereals may be viable alternatives for specialty purposes
Petfood labels: understanding ingredient weights to set the ingredient order
Grain-free petfoods: formulating for higher performance in pets
How to know if functional petfood ingredients will work
Can you make pet health claims for functional petfood ingredients?
Petfood ingredients: grain-free versus carbohydrates
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