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Research Notes

Find the latest dog, cat and companion animal health scientific research and news from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine to help pet food manufacturers improve pet health through pet food ingredient, vitamin and mineral analysis as well as information focusing on pet diseases and palatability issues.

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Pet food nutrition research focusing on proteins, obesity

In 2016, much of the published companion animal nutrition research focused on trending topics, including the use of protein in pet foods and pet obesity.
In 2016, much of the published companion animal nutrition research focused on trending topics, including the use of protein in pet foods and pet obesity.
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586 dogs’ nutrition needs analyzed by scientists

Certain breeds eat more energy, but lifestyle should guide pet food choices.
Particular dog breeds ate more calories to maintain their body weights than others in a recent study of 586 dogs’ daily metabolizable energy intake. Pet food manufacturers can use this research to guide their formulation of lifestyle- and breed-specific dog foods.
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