Pet Food Palatability

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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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Delivering optimum nutrition in the pet food marketplace

Supporting cognitive function, sustaining the active canine and providing a lifetime of nutritional support through functional ingredients and formulation options. Sponsored by DSM.
Supporting cognitive function, sustaining the active canine and providing a lifetime of nutritional support through functional ingredients and formulation options. Sponsored by DSM.
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Improving pet well-being and owner satisfaction

Strategies and market insights on palatability, packaging, and pet nutrition. Sponsored by Diana Pet Food.
Strategies and market insights on palatability, packaging, and pet nutrition. Sponsored by Diana Pet Food.
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Improving pet food quality through custom processing

Enhance palatability, reduce product degradation and ensure quality using custom pet food processing solutions. Sponsored by Schenck Process Group.
Enhance palatability, reduce product degradation and ensure quality using custom pet food processing solutions. Sponsored by Schenck Process Group.
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Dogs and cats readily accept insect-based protein and oil

Dogs readily accepted the kibble with black soldier fly meal at up to 20% inclusion and with insect-based oil at up to 5%.
In feeding trials with both dogs and cats, pet foods made with insect-based ingredients had similar palatability and digestibility to kibble containing conventional pet food protein and oil sources.
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Measuring cats’ food enjoyment can augment consumption data

Bond between cats and their owners can be enriched when cats enjoy their food and treats more.
Because pet parents see feeding as a time to enrich the bond with their cats, measuring a cat’s enjoyment of food and treats can enhance that bond, according to Susan Jojola, Ph.D., manager of applied behavior research at AFB International.
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Practical tips on pet food palatability

Improving pet's well-being and owners' satisfaction through market insights on palatability, performance, and pet nutrition. Sponsored by Diana Pet Food.
Improving pet's well-being and owners' satisfaction through market insights on palatability, performance, and pet nutrition. Sponsored by Diana Pet Food.
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