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Finding the ideal carrier for premixes
Learn about the possible options for premix carriers in pet food formulations.
Insights into Wet Pet Food Quality
Kemin Nutrisurance – Your partner in wet pet food. Brand Insights from Kemin.
β-carotene as a source of vitamin A differs between dogs, cats
β-carotene is a unique carotenoid that can be converted to vitamin A by dogs, but less so by cats. Fortifying the diet can provide insurance against vitamin A deficiencies and support other functions like antioxidant and immune system health.
Thiamine degradation in canned cat foods – Have we solved the problem?
A quick overview of the issues associated with thiamine losses in canned cat foods and various steps that have been attempted to resolve this issue are provided.
Meeting vitamin D requirements
Learn about the considerations necessary when formulating with vitamin D.
Blueberries: Does this superfood have a place in pet food?
We explore blueberries for more than just their novelty presence in food for dogs and cats.
Inositol: Why do some pet food companies include this ingredient?
The vitamin-like compound inositol may facilitate other B-vitamin action, though its inclusion in pet food formulas has never been fully defined.
Processing Functional Ingredients
Remove the chemicals from my pet’s food
Is it possible to remove food “chemicals” from nutritionally complete pet foods and maintain a balanced formulation?
Cranberries in dog and cat food: any direct benefit?
Cranberries are being included in many pet foods without issue, but there is very little evidence that they are providing substantial urinary tract benefit.
Lipoic acid: Significant benefits for aging pets?
Cognitive function has not been considered a criterion for evaluating nutrient requirements, but the benefits derived from lipoic acid regarding memory may merit reconsideration.
Folic acid: Essential vitamin for dogs and cats
Folic acid is a small but important part of a properly fortified pet diet.
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin): A small add with a big story
Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12) is considered to be safe, effective and stable in foods.
d-calcium pantothenate—A vital pet food B vitamin
There are plenty of reasons for pet food formulators to include d-calcium pantothenate as part of a full nutritional profile.
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