Articles by Tim Wall


Cat food container size, shape can’t stop thiamine loss

Although thiamine deficiency can be deadly in cats, no one has found a solution to the problem of thiamine loss during high temperature processing.
Although initial experimental results suggested smaller containers might retain more of the essential vitamin, further analysis disproved the correlation.
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Pet food industry ready to help after Hurricane Irma

Aid efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey haven’t drained the pet industry’s charitable coffers.
While pet food companies work to help people, dogs, cats and other animals reeling from Hurricane Harvey, the 180-mile-per-hour winds of Hurricane Irma bear down on Florida.
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3 ancient grains growing as novel pet food ingredients

Grains that graced the tables of Babylonian and Mayan kings now appear in dog foods and treats.
Pet food professionals can learn more about whole and ancient grains as novel pet food ingredients, at Petfood Industry’s inaugural Petfood R&D Showcase: Going with the Grain.
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Fava beans: promising grain-free dog food ingredient

Fava beans may become another novel pet food ingredient in dog food formulators’ grain-free and plant-based protein toolkits.
Scientists ran an experiment to understand how dogs’ digestive systems handled fava beans at various proportions in dog food.
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Invasive species grow as novel pet treat ingredients

While using invasive species in dog and cat treats allows pet food companies to make popular marketing claims, finding sources can be difficult.
Using invasive species as novel pet food ingredients allows brands to make numerous marketing claims that follow current consumer demand trends.
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