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. Register for free to access premium content.

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Diverse needs for functional pet food ingredients

Functionality is becoming an increasing question in pet owners’ minds as they look to their pets’ diets for nutritional and health solutions.

Learn about the current functional pet food and treat ingredient trends, including the need for sustainability as well as the standard asks like digestive health.


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Criteria for choosing extruded dog, cat food ingredients

Nutrition, processability and other practical concerns, along with sustainability and marketability influence the choices pet food formulators make when developing recipes.

Certain criteria influence why pet food formulators choose specific ingredients for new recipes to be processed in extruders.


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Nutritional studies reveal cat characteristics

Research explores cat diets related to aging, enjoyment of eating and obesity

Cats are unique, complicated creatures. Researchers continuously conduct studies to learn more about felines. Professionals shared the results of some of those studies on September 24, 2021 at Petfood Forum in Kansas City.


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CBD didn’t reduce fearful behavior, hormones in dogs

To observe the dogs’ behaviors, the researchers video taped the experiment and counted the amount of time dog’s spent with ears relaxed, ears erect, tail stiff and other movements associated with fear or relaxation.

To observe the dogs’ behaviors, the researchers videotaped the experiment and counted the amount of time dog’s spent with ears relaxed, ears erect, tail stiff and other movements associated with fear or relaxation.


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