Natural and artificial flavors in dog and cat diets

Natural and artificial flavors are ingredients used to enhance, augment or potentiate the flavor of the foods they occupy.

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Artificial and natural flavorings may be seen in low amounts in pet food, but they play a very important role to the overall formulas. | Liliboas |

We have all come across the term “Natural and Artificial Flavors” on pet food products. Typically, the claim is found on the front of the package where it is intended to describe in bold terms the flavor that should be expected. This is especially true of treat and snack products … Bacon Flavor, Cheese Flavor, Buttered Popcorn Flavor, even Roasted Chicken Flavor. But when one reviews the ingredient statement more closely, the bacon, cheese, buttered popcorn or roasted chicken are minor to negligible amounts.

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