The whole prey tested maintained short-term health and are adequately digestible for utilization in companion animal diets.
Opportunities exist to better understand the effect of natural petfood diets on pets’ health and nutrition outcomes.
Other factors than diet abrasiveness are more likely causes for dental problems observed in guinea pigs.
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany tested using the direction of their voice to indicate the presence of food to dogs.
A low-copper, high-zinc diet can be a valuable alternative to continuous d-penicillamine administration for long-term management of dogs with copper-associated hepatitis.
There are several beneficial effects of high dietary NaCl intake over a relatively short time period.
A diet using polyunsaturated fatty acids has been shown to alleviate canine atopic dermatitis.
The effect of dietary inclusion of white lupin seed (WLS) on the milk composition and yield of rabbit does as well as the performance of their litters was studied.
Two studies were conducted using adult dogs to evaluate the effects of increasing the inclusion of soybean meal in an adult dog food on body composition, hematological, biochemical blood analyses and total tract nutrient digestibility.
Chinchillas, degus and guinea pigs are South American rodents living in a semi-arid habitat with varying, species-specific adaptations to water deprivation.
Neutering predisposes for obesity and requires early nutritional intervention to prevent obese conditions.
Yucca ingestion generally improves the character and intensity of canine and feline aroma.
Such studies may also contribute to an in-depth understanding of human obesity pathogenesis.
Increased feeding frequency and dietary water content appear to promote physical activity in cats.
Apparent intestinal oxalate absorption was estimated to be 6.2% on average.
Feeding rabbit muesli diets cannot be recommended.
Cats at risk of developing diabetes could not be distinguished from cats with a normal body condition.
Thiamine concentration in a substantial percentage of canned foods was below the amount recommended for adult cats.
The oxalate content in a diet with moderate Ca content does not contribute to urinary oxalate content.
Sugarcane yeast is suitable for inclusion in dog food.
New petfood line at Interzoo focuses on dogs' blood sugar level
Raw petfood and BARF demonstrated at Interzoo 2014
Petfood ingredients: grain-free versus carbohydrates
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