Pet Food Palatability

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Dogs and cats readily accept insect-based protein and oil

Dogs readily accepted the kibble with black soldier fly meal at up to 20% inclusion and with insect-based oil at up to 5%.
In feeding trials with both dogs and cats, pet foods made with insect-based ingredients had similar palatability and digestibility to kibble containing conventional pet food protein and oil sources.
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Measuring cats’ food enjoyment can augment consumption data

Bond between cats and their owners can be enriched when cats enjoy their food and treats more.
Because pet parents see feeding as a time to enrich the bond with their cats, measuring a cat’s enjoyment of food and treats can enhance that bond, according to Susan Jojola, Ph.D., manager of applied behavior research at AFB International.
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Practical tips on pet food palatability

Improving pet's well-being and owners' satisfaction through market insights on palatability, performance, and pet nutrition. Sponsored by Diana Pet Food.
Improving pet's well-being and owners' satisfaction through market insights on palatability, performance, and pet nutrition. Sponsored by Diana Pet Food.
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Pet food process improvements to minimize product loss

Techniques and technology that improve the pet food manufacturing process and minimize product, profit loss. Sponsored by Schenck Process Group.
Techniques and technology that improve the pet food manufacturing process and minimize product, profit loss. Sponsored by Schenck Process Group.
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Optimizing palatability to produce high-performing pet foods

A collection of updates that cover palatability principles and research to ensure quality pet nutrition and consumption. Sponsored by AFB International.
A collection of updates that cover palatability principles and research to ensure quality pet nutrition and consumption. Sponsored by AFB International.
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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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Millennials would make dog, cat kibble with novel flavors

When asked what flavor of kibble they would choose to make for their pets, the majority chose “other” as opposed to bacon, fish, turkey or other standard ingredients.
Pet food palantant market researchers discovered that, if given the opportunity, millennial pet owners in Mexico may choose to create dog or cat foods with flavors other than those commonly found in the pet food market.
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