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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EU program tests dried human food waste in pet food

Pet food and treats can use that otherwise wasted food, or at least some of it. That could reduce the demand from pet food companies for some raw materials or reduce competition between human and pet food streams.
Researchers with Food for Feed established a recommended inclusion level for that dried human food waste, but also identified limits.
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Plant toxin caused Australian dog deaths, illness

Over time, indospicine can build up in the food chain as livestock eat Indigofera plants.
Australian investigators identified a plant toxin, indospicine, as the cause of numerous dog deaths and illnesses clustered near Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.
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4 types of pet food ingredients for senior dogs

Pet owners find it increasingly important for their cats and dogs to stay in good health, remain active, and live comfortably up to old age.
As cats and dogs reach the senior stage, they may experience different physical, physiological, metabolic, and behavioral changes.
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Krill omega-3 fatty acids boosted dogs’ levels over fish

While krill provide health benefits to humans and their pets as food ingredients, humans threaten krill populations and the ecosystems that depend on the tiny animals, despite protections against overharvesting.
Krill, tiny marine crustaceans, provide omega-3 fatty acids for pet foods in a different form than omega-3s in conventional fish sources. Krill are one of the most abundant species on the planet.
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Product Freshness Pet Food Resource Center

Resources to help you innovate with cleaner labels while appealing to consumer demands for product freshness. Sponsored by Kerry
Pet owners are seeking pet food and treats made with recognizable ingredients and are placing more emphasis on product freshness. We’ve gathered these resources to help you innovate with cleaner labels while appealing to consumer demands for product freshness.
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BBC claims corpse chemicals are pet food palatants

Putrescine and cadaverine are produced as bacteria devour amino acids in putrefied cadavers, spoiled meat or other decaying proteins.
Bacteria produce putrescine and cadaverine as the microbes devour amino acids in putrefied cadavers, spoiled meat or other decaying proteins.
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