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.”


3 superfoods growing fast as cat food trends

Superfoods continue to grow in popularity in both human and pet foods as functional ingredients.
James Restivo, director of client development at market research group Nielsen, identified certain superfood ingredients that are popular in cat food.
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Do peas and potatoes really cause heart disease in dogs?

As opposed to focusing on how to make a nutritionally balanced diet, some pet foods may be pushing the boundaries of extreme nutrition in a quest to find shelf space.
Potatoes and legume seeds can serve as nutritious pet food ingredients, but formulators must balance them with grains or other sources of specific amino acids.
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Potatoes, peas, lentils correlated to dog heart disease

The FDA does not yet know how these ingredients are linked to cases of dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs.
The United States Food and Drug Administration warned of a potential connection between canine dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs eating pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients.
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Treatibles growing its own hemp for its pet products

The company has partnered with master cultivators to grow organic hemp in four states.
Treatibles, recognized for superior pet products, is thrilled to announce the company has partnered with master cultivators and is now growing its own organic hemp in four states, South Carolina, Oregon, Colorado and Kentucky.
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Petfood Innovation Workshop and Pet Food Experience at KSU

On October 28-30, 2015, nearly 200 participants attended the fall edition of the Petfood Innovation Workshop (Focus on Treats) & K-State Pet Food Experience at K-State University in Manhattan, Kansas, USA. Major pet food manufacturing companies were represented along with entrepreneurs from smaller companies, leaders from trade associations and regulatory officials from various states.