Natural / Organic Pet Food

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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Dogs prefer grain-free over ancient grain carb sources

On the manufacturing end, ancient grain carb sources also behaved differently in extruders than grain-free dog food formulations.
Grain-free dog foods beat ancient grains in a palatability study, but that doesn’t mean ancient grains like sorghum and millet don’t have a role in pet food formulations.
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3 pet food trends driving industry growth in 2019

With pet humanization as a backdrop, we look at the top trends that will influence the pet food industry in the coming year.
Pet humanization continues to affect pet food industry trends; we look at the top trends that will influence the pet food industry in the coming year.
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Petco drops pet foods, treats with artificial ingredients

Petco announced it will not sell dog or cat food and treats containing artificial colors, flavors and preservatives by May 2019.
Some of the more than 40 artificial ingredients Petco is eliminating include FD&C Red No. 3, Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), Butylated hytroxytoluene (BHT), Glycerol tributyrate, and benzaldehyde, among others.
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