Pet Food Palatability

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What’s on the horizon for pet food ingredients

Health-conscious pet parents want their pets’ diet to mimic their own lifestyle and nutrition choices.
When you think of pet food ingredients what comes to mind? Probably beef or chicken, maybe “white fish” for cats? These have been staple ingredients for most pet foods brands in recent memory. However, health-conscious pet parents and the super-premium brands they support have become increasingly interested in unique, sustainable proteins, such as, tilapia, green beans, millet and more recently, insect meal.
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How Antioxidants Help Pets

Research reveals the superfood potential of Emmert’s brewers yeast ingredients. An interview with The F.L. Emmert Company’s Dr. Tom Asquith and Dr. Mike Cecava
Research reveals the superfood potential of Emmert’s brewers yeast products.
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BBC claims corpse chemicals are pet food palatants

Putrescine and cadaverine are produced as bacteria devour amino acids in putrefied cadavers, spoiled meat or other decaying proteins.
Bacteria produce putrescine and cadaverine as the microbes devour amino acids in putrefied cadavers, spoiled meat or other decaying proteins.
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3 roadblocks to plant-based pet food ingredients

Dogs, cats and other pet food manufacturers can meet pets’ nutritional requirements, while still delivering a plant-based food to consumers, but it has to be properly formulated.
Three factors can stand in the way of acceptance of plant-based proteins as pet food ingredients. Dog and cat owners won't sacrifice taste and texture for their pets when converting to plant-based products.
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Lamb kidney may be palatable sub for liver in cat food

While liver was the most palatable raw ingredient in the test, the scientists pointed out limitations to the ingredients' use.
Researchers at Massey University observed distinct differences among cats’ preference for various raw organ meats and co-products from cows and lambs. Likewise, raw ingredients from lamb and beef had different palatability.
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Functional ingredients step in as pet owners demand more

Pet parents are requiring more and more of the food and treats they give their animals, and functional ingredient suppliers are doing their best to provide manufacturers with solutions.
Pet parents are requiring more and more of the food and treats they give their animals, and functional ingredient suppliers in the pet food space are doing their best to provide manufacturers with solutions.
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3 aroma compounds ‘vital’ to dog food palatability

They identified 55 individual volatile chemical compounds emanating from the dog foods sprayed with palatability enhancers.
Scientists identified nine chemical compounds found in palatability enhancers that contributed positively to dogs’ partiality for particular food aromas.
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