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Pet Food News / Pet Food Ingredients
on September 14, 2017

Plant-based protein dog food rivals meat in minerals

Scientists used dog foods made with plant- versus animal-based protein sources to evaluate the digestion of minerals.

Plant-based protein may rival meat when it comes to providing minerals, like calcium, in dog food. Scientists used dog foods made with plant- versus animal-based protein sources to evaluate the digestion of phosphorus, iron and other mineral nutrients that dogs need in a healthy diet.

“The apparent digestibility suggests that…

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