Strange, new, exotic ingredients are showing up in petfoods. Sure, new ingredients have been migrating into petfood for years. It wasn't too long ago that ingredients like chicken meal fueled the "no by-product" movement, lamb was a must-have for dermatitis, fish oil and flax were sleek ways to deliver omega-3 fatty acids and beet pulp was the key to consistently firm stools. That was the cutting edge. Now, those "new" ingredients are considered common and passé. Read more ...