Pet Food Palatability

Petfood palatability: More information from AFB International

AFB International, a market leader in petfood palatability, has a wealth of knowledge available to petfood industry professionals
AFB International launched their Palatants Plus blog at The blog is designed to share the latest petfood palatability research and developments with petfood industry professionals and how it can enhance petfood performance. Current topics include collaborative innovation, liquid palatants and tracking palatability.
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Good Taste: Petfood palatability update 2014

The newest petfood palatability technology, research methods and techniques
Palatants entice a pet to consume a food, treat or supplement that, while nutritious, may be inconsistent with their native diet. Dry petfoods make more frequent use of palatants, and use palatants at higher inclusion rates than wet foods. Wet foods tend naturally to be more palatable due to processing techniques and higher moisture content. Palatants are often available as dry powders, liquids and gravies.
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Pet Moz resource focuses on dog food reviews

Site also includes cost savings for consumers
Pet Moz has launched a new resource focusing purely on dog food reviews.The website offers an introduction to the reviews Pet Moz has collated for the best dog food brands like Iams, Purina and By Nature.
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Food palatability and canine obesity

Is there research available that proves the tastier the petfood, the fatter it will make the pet?
Contrary to common consent, there is no published evidence that the addition of palatability enhancers to industrially produced foods increases the risk of obesity development in dogs. However, there is such evidence for added fat, which is both a conditional palatant and a concentrated energy source.
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Diana Pet Food, Opertech Bio to collaborate on taste science research

Companies will use Opertech taste evaluation technology with rats as surrogate taste testers
Diana and Opertech Bio Inc. announced the companies entered into an agreement to collaborate in the area of taste science. The companies will use Opertech Bio’s high-throughput taste evaluation technology known as the Microtiter Operant Gustometer (MOG) to evaluate the degree of relevance of using rats as surrogate taste testers.
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AFB International launches Palatants Plus blog

Blog designed to share latest petfood palatability research
AFB International launched a new blog to help petfood industry professionals stay updated on petfood industry research and developments.  The blog, Palatants Plus, is designed to share insight into the science of palatability and how it can enhance petfood performance. 
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Palatability: The latest research, products and updates in the petfood industry

The last year has been full of new finds, new improvements and expansion for petfood’s palatability players.
Palatability is a major player in the petfood industry-if the product you're selling isn't appealing to pets, your customers will soon go elsewhere. Staying on top of the latest research and products, as well as expanding to fit the needs of the industry, are key to ensuring that pets, and their pet parents, are satisfied.
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Wet, dry cat food study links diet preference to nutrient intake

Cats' diet choices in study may explain why cats are so picky about food
New research from an experiment with wet and dry cat foods may explain the reason some cats are so picky about their petfood. The study, published in the Journal of Comparative Physiology B, offered different petfood options to cats.
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SPF holds petfood palatability seminar in Shanghai

About 70 petfood professionals from throughout Southeast Asia attended
SPF held a petfood palatability evening seminar in Shanghai, China, October 10 for about 70 petfood professionals attending Pet Fair Asia and Petfood Forum China 2012 that week.
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Petfood Forum 2013 hits record for abstract submissions

More than 25 abstracts of papers received for review for April conference
The call for papers for Petfood Forum 2013 has garnered nearly 30 submissions, a record for this annual conference. Abstracts cover various petfood ingredients and aspects of companion animal nutrition, palatability testing, petfood safety and packaging, the global petfood market and other topics.
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