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Pet Food Ingredients

Pet food feeding trials address breed, novel ingredients

Just as there is no data on how certain ingredients affect dogs and cats, information does not always exist on specific breeds’ nutritional needs and sensitivities.
Dog and cat food feeding trials must meet challenges posed by diets formulated to satisfy both consumers’ demands and nutritionists’ guidance.
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US-style high meat pet food may survive sustainably

Moist, meat-laden kibble must dry after extrusion. The more moisture, the more energy needed to evaporate it.
The relatively lower water content in U.S.-style high meat pet food may make that version easier to reconcile with pet owners’ sustainability demands.
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Nascent insect-based pet food industry eyes ecology

Insect farms should be wary of potential environmental effects of escapees, as well as the sustainability of feed and housing, said scientists.
Scientists suggested that insect farms focus on developing ideal practices for optimizing sustainability before the industry grows too large to change easily.
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