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on September 11, 2017

Cranberries, blueberries top pet food ingredient fruits

The popularity of the fruits as superfoods in human diets may boost their popularity in pet foods.

Blueberries appeared on the ingredient lists of more dog food recipes than any other fruit, according to an analysis of Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center data. For cat food, cranberries were the most frequent fruit. The popularity of the fruits as superfoods in human diets may boost their popularity in pet foods.

In the Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center database, blueberries were found in 29 percent of the dry dog food recipes. Meanwhile, 28 percent of dry cat food ingredient lists included cranberries.

To learn more about how wet and dry dog and cat foods use cranberries and blueberries, read the full analysis on the Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center.

The Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center provides pet food industry professionals with a database of nutritional information and full ingredient lists for pet foods currently available in the US market. Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center users can learn what competitors in the pet food industry are using in their products, along with how they are marketing those formulations.

Exclusive data on the Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center

The Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center contains exclusive data on which pet food companies are using particular pet food ingredients, along with the nutritional information about these products. Beyond that, the Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center database allows users to analyze how pet food companies refer to ingredients, for example chicken byproducts versus coproducts, along with the marketing claims made in the names of the pet foods, such as organic or natural.

Other analyses of Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center information include:

Lamb remains common in dry dog food

Chicken rules the roost of dog and cat food proteins

Salmon meal is in nearly one-quarter of dry dog foods

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