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Pet food, treat pros interactive workshops announced

Pet treat and food workshops have similar names, different content
On August 8, the IGP Institute at Kansas State University will conduct the Pet Food Workshop. A month later, the Petfood Innovation Workshop and K-State Pet Food Experience will take place September 13 to 15.
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Beans a safe ingredient in weight-loss dog food

Beans can provide protein and fiber to overweight and obese dogs.
Beans can serve as a safe and digestible functional ingredient in weight-loss formulas for overweight dogs, according to research published in the Journal of Applied Animal Nutrition.
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Purina smashed own pets-at-work record

Nestlé Purina employees brought 310 pets with them to work on June 24.
June 24 marked the eighteenth annual Take Your Dog to Work Day. To celebrate, Nestlé Purina employees brought 310 pets with them to work, beating the previous record they set in 2015 with 281.
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Cat taste bud cells grown in lab

Cells can be used to test palatability of cat foods
BRAIN AG and DIANA Pet Food announced that the partners were able to establish proliferating cat taste cells with the goal to perform long-term studies on the taste perception in cats.
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10 nutrient-rich novel pet food ingredient trends

Hemp, kangaroo, crickets, alligator, bison, boar, carp, ostrich, algae and chia now in pet products
Once unheard of ingredients, including alligator, hemp and insects have all found their way into pet food and treats. Novel proteins in particular have become popular.
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Cultural change fuels Mexican pet food industry growth

Dogs and cats increasingly have come to be thought of as members of the family.
For the Mexican pet food industry, cultural changes create opportunities that differ by region and economic status. Those differences leave openings that can be an advantage for nimble players.
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