Pet Food Palatability

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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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Americans feel ‘guilty’ about kibble odor; French ‘joyful’

Among study participants, French and American pet owners expressed different emotional approaches toward kibble odor.
Among the pet owners of Brittany of France, Kansas in the Unites States and Réunion Island, off the east coast of Africa, scientists found differences in people’s psychological reactions to dog and cat food.
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Korean foods inspire fermented chicken dog snacks

Korean scientists drew on their own culinary culture to inspire their work developing a method to ferment mechanically deboned chicken meat (MDCM) for use in dog treats.
Fermented chicken could serve as a functional ingredient in dog treats and snacks.
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Scientific tip for seaweed palatability in dog food

Scientists compared the palatability of dog kibble made with the seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum to a diet without the algal ingredient.
While high levels of seaweed inclusion reduced dogs’ preference for the kibble, the researchers offered advice for maintaining palatability while using seaweed-based pet food ingredients.
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