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Pet Food Additives / Supplements

Learn how pet food additives and supplement research and trends affect how dog and cat food is formulated from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine. Topics include preventing pet food spoilage, adding trace minerals and antioxidants to formulations, extending shelf life, and supporting pet gut health.

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Pet food vitamin shortage may result from BASF plant fire

A fire at a BASF plant may result in a shortage of vitamins A and E, along with several carotenoids used by the pet food industry in vitamin pre-mixes.
The fire destroyed production control electronics at BASF’s chemical plant in Ludwigshafen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany on October 31, 2017.
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Caramel boosts brown coloration in pet food

An analysis of Petfood Industry’s Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center database explored how caramel is used in pet foods.
To learn more about how wet and dry dog and cat foods use caramel, read “Caramel common colorant in pet food” in the Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center.
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Fish-based pet food may help sensitive stomachs

A fish-based diet may help a pet with a sensitive stomach, according to pet nutritionist David Southey in a video for Fish4Dogs.
Fish can help counter sensitivity as it has lower fat levels and less dense muscle fiber, he said.
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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.

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