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Pet personalized nutrition aided by microbiome research

Addressing individual animals' microbiomes may help pet food, treat and supplement makers customize pet food to meet the specific needs of each animal.
Addressing individual animals' microbiomes may help pet food, treat and supplement makers customize pet food to meet the specific needs of each animal.
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Don’t ‘oversell’ insect protein sustainability, nutrition

When scientists reviewed what research there is on insect-based ingredients in dog and cat foods, they found only two studies have evaluated how insect-based dog foods effect the nutritional status and health of dogs and none on cats.
More research will help formulators best use insect-based pet food ingredients and understand the ecological repercussions of doing so.
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Oterra to acquire Diana Food’s coloring business

Natural pet food color provider, Oterra, formerly known as Chr. Hansen Natural Colors A/S, announced plans to acquire Diana Food’s natural food coloring business.
Natural pet food color provider, Oterra, formerly known as Chr. Hansen Natural Colors A/S, announced plans to acquire Diana Food’s natural food coloring business.
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BRF aims to be a top pet food company by 2025

In securities filings from June 18, Brazilian company BRF, one of Brazil’s top poultry and other food producers, announced plans to acquire pet food company Hercosul.
In securities filings from June 18, Brazilian company BRF, one of Brazil's top poultry and other food producers, announced it plans acquire pet food company Hercosul.
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Breed-specific, premium dog foods have Iron Age echoes

The pet food industry may have ancient roots. Likewise, prepared diets and breed-specific formulations may be as old as the observation that there is nothing new under the sun.
The pet food industry may have ancient roots. Likewise, prepared diets and breed-specific formulations may be as old as the observation that there is nothing new under the sun.
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130 blood disease cases in UK cats correlated to food

Pancytopenia is a rare condition where the number of blood cells (red, white and platelets) rapidly decrease, causing serious illness.
In the United Kingdom, officials advised cat owners not to feed their pets specific foods after finding correlations to a rare disease.
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Freshpet recalls one lot of dog food for Salmonella

Freshpet had designated this single lot for destruction. However, it was inadvertently shipped to retailers in limited geographic markets between June 7 to June 10, 2021.
Freshpet had designated this single lot for destruction. However, it was inadvertently shipped to retailers in limited geographic markets between June 7 to June 10, 2021.
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Chewy private label brand entering fresh pet food market

For the Tylee's brand fresh pet food, Chewy designers developed and patented a packaging method that they claim is both sustainable and preserves product quality during the delivery process
For the Tylee's brand fresh pet food, Chewy designers developed and patented a packaging method that they claim is both sustainable and preserves product quality during the delivery process.
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Economy, domestic pet food has room to grow in South Korea

Now is the time for Korean players to develop economy pet food in emerging markets to promote improved animal welfare, said one market analyst.
Changing attitudes about dogs and cats have created an opportunity for economy-priced pet foods in South Korea, especially for domestic brands.
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