Pet Food Ingredients

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Insect-based pet and people foods marketed together

The human and pet food worlds seem to be converging. The growing popularity of insect-based pet foods in Mexico exemplifies this.

The human and pet food worlds seem to be converging. The growing popularity of insect-based pet foods in Mexico exemplifies this.


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Antibiotic-resistant germs grown from pet food in Europe

Antibiotic-resistant Enterococcus bacteria, including vancomycin-resistant strains, most frequently infect hospital patients and people with immune system issues.

Microbiologists grew antibiotic-resistant Enterococcus bacteria found in pet foods bought in Europe. Although pet food hasn’t been documented passing these germs to people, a reservoir of antibiotic resistance genes could be created in the gut of dogs.


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Criteria for choosing extruded dog, cat food ingredients

Nutrition, processability and other practical concerns, along with sustainability and marketability influence the choices pet food formulators make when developing recipes.

Certain criteria influence why pet food formulators choose specific ingredients for new recipes to be processed in extruders.


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4 nutraceutical dog, cat, other pet product ingredients

Formulations using these pet food ingredients may fall under federal oversight as dog, cat and other pet supplements, especially if certain labeling claims are made.

Formulations using these pet food ingredients may fall under federal oversight as dog, cat and other pet supplements, especially if certain labeling claims are made.


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Longer life reported with plant-based dog food

Vegetarian and vegan pet owners may have perceived the effects of plant-based diets on their pets as more beneficial than they really were.

Vegetarian and vegan pet owners may have perceived the effects of plant-based diets on their pets as more beneficial than they really were.


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Pet supplements evolving to accompany nutrition plans

Those in the supplements space are answering consumer calls for functionality, traceability, and simple education on what’s right for their pets.

Learn about the latest trends in the pet supplement space, including specific functional options, the importance of traceability, and consumer education.


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