Dog and Cat Food Nutrition / Pet Food Ingredients / Processing functional ingredients
on January 7, 2013

Xanthan gum: Functional carbohydrate for petfoods?

This specialty ingredient used in vegetarian and gluten-free diets could have applications as a thickener and stabilizer in petfoods.

Xanthan gum is found occasionally in pet products, most commonly in wet foods and periodically in sauces and gravies, milk replacers and other liquid supplements. While one can find this ingredient in the specialty grocery aisle for vegetarian and gluten-free dietary needs, it is not what one would consider mainstream…

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