Pet Food Ingredients

The latest research, analysis and information on dog and cat food ingredients, proteins, vitamins and supplements that are added to create nutritious pet food formulations from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine and Dr. Greg Aldrich’s monthly column, “Ingredient Insights.”


FDA will approve GLA safflower oil for dry adult dog food

Arcadia Biosciences announced that FDA official completed their review of Arcadia’s food additive petition.
The FDA concluded that the data provided by Arcadia supports the safety and functionality of GLA safflower oil as a source of omega-­6 fatty acids in dry food for adult dogs.
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L-carnitine pet food supplement may benefit working dogs

Research on L-carnitine, as the brand Carniking, demonstrated positive health effects of the amino acid on performance and recovery of working dogs.
Pet food ingredient supplier Lonza sponsored the research, which was conducted at Four Rivers Kennel LLC, in Walker, Missouri, USA.
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Dog treat flavor decided by crowdsourcing of dog owners

The winning flavor will become a staple treat to the Old Mother Hubbard Classic Line.
Old Mother Hubbard's Battle of the Biscuits contest will crowdsource the ingredients for the dog treat company’s next flavor, using submissions from dog owners.
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Petfood Innovation Workshop and Pet Food Experience at KSU

On October 28-30, 2015, nearly 200 participants attended the fall edition of the Petfood Innovation Workshop (Focus on Treats) & K-State Pet Food Experience at K-State University in Manhattan, Kansas, USA. Major pet food manufacturing companies were represented along with entrepreneurs from smaller companies, leaders from trade associations and regulatory officials from various states.