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Pet Food News / Pet Food Ingredients / Pet Food Palatability / Research Notes
on July 9, 2018

Dogs equally drawn to insects’ aroma as to kibble’s smell

Insects may serve as both palatants and nutrient sources, and thereby reduce formulation costs, wrote the scientists.

Scientists found evidence that the smells of various species of insects drew dogs’ attention just as much as factory-made dog food. Previously, scientists hadn’t done many experiments to compare the aromatic attractiveness of insects to commercially available kibble. This recent study, published in Annals of Animal Science, helped to…

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