Many petfoods today are promoted for the ingredients they do or do not contain rather than their nutritional performance, disingenuously playing off of the consumers’ perception about the ingredients rather than their real nutritional value.
Could pumpkin be more? Today, legume seeds and tubers are being used in profusion with grain-free diets, so alternative ingredients are very much in vogue. Which begs the question: might gourds like pumpkin be an ingredient option in petfoods, and does it make good sense for a pet’s diet?
The August 2015 issue of Petfood Industry covers the growth of specialty food in the global pet food industry. Find out how the top specialty pet food companies are performing across the globe, and learn about the different subcategories such as dry, wet, semi-moist, raw, refrigerated and freeze-dried.