Millet is a small seed commonly associated with wild bird food. Its inclusion in pet foods may seem less than serious as it pertains to food production and nutritional support, but it may actually be one of the more nutrient dense of the cereal grains. Because of this, including millet as a new ingredient in dog and cat foods in order to stay competitive is something that progressive pet food companies may want to consider.
Millet: An alternative ingredient in dog and cat food?
With good protein quality and more fat than most grains, millet has the potential to serve as an ‘alternative’ ingredient in pet food.