Pet Food Ingredients

The latest research, analysis and information on dog and cat food ingredients, proteins, vitamins and supplements that are added to create nutritious pet food formulations from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine and Dr. Greg Aldrich’s monthly column, “Ingredient Insights.” Register for free to access premium content.

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Proper pet food processing techniques to enhance quality

Effective techniques for maintaining conveying systems, improving palatability and preventing product loss. Sponsored by Schenck Process Group.
Effective techniques for maintaining conveying systems, improving palatability and preventing product loss. Sponsored by Schenck Process Group.
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Scientific tip for seaweed palatability in dog food

Scientists compared the palatability of dog kibble made with the seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum to a diet without the algal ingredient.
While high levels of seaweed inclusion reduced dogs’ preference for the kibble, the researchers offered advice for maintaining palatability while using seaweed-based pet food ingredients.
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Functional pet food ingredients evolve with market demands

As pet food manufacturers seek to differentiate themselves further in the functional pet food space, ingredient suppliers search for new ways to provide answers.
As dog and cat food manufacturers seek to differentiate themselves further in the functional pet food market, ingredient suppliers search for new ways to provide answers.
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Hemp, CBD pet brands mirror human counterparts

Pet owners’ desire to give health and wellness benefits to their pets using natural ingredients may lie at the heart of the hemp and CBD pet supplement and treat trend.
Pet products tend to make similar claims and use similar marketing to human products.
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