Pet Food Palatability

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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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Optimizing pet food safety, palatability throughout the supply chain

From raw materials to the pet bowl, learn how to optimize pet food and rendered product attributes like oxidation, food safety, nutrition and palatability throughout the supply chain. Sponsored by Kemin
From raw materials to the pet bowl, learn how to optimize pet food and rendered product attributes like oxidation, food safety, nutrition and palatability throughout the supply chain. Sponsored by Kemin
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3 roadblocks to plant-based pet food ingredients

Dogs, cats and other pet food manufacturers can meet pets’ nutritional requirements, while still delivering a plant-based food to consumers, but it has to be properly formulated.
Three factors can stand in the way of acceptance of plant-based proteins as pet food ingredients. Dog and cat owners won't sacrifice taste and texture for their pets when converting to plant-based products.
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Lamb kidney may be palatable sub for liver in cat food

While liver was the most palatable raw ingredient in the test, the scientists pointed out limitations to the ingredients' use.
Researchers at Massey University observed distinct differences among cats’ preference for various raw organ meats and co-products from cows and lambs. Likewise, raw ingredients from lamb and beef had different palatability.
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Functional ingredients step in as pet owners demand more

Pet parents are requiring more and more of the food and treats they give their animals, and functional ingredient suppliers are doing their best to provide manufacturers with solutions.
Pet parents are requiring more and more of the food and treats they give their animals, and functional ingredient suppliers in the pet food space are doing their best to provide manufacturers with solutions.
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3 aroma compounds ‘vital’ to dog food palatability

They identified 55 individual volatile chemical compounds emanating from the dog foods sprayed with palatability enhancers.
Scientists identified nine chemical compounds found in palatability enhancers that contributed positively to dogs’ partiality for particular food aromas.
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Americans feel ‘guilty’ about kibble odor; French ‘joyful’

Among study participants, French and American pet owners expressed different emotional approaches toward kibble odor.
Among the pet owners of Brittany of France, Kansas in the Unites States and Réunion Island, off the east coast of Africa, scientists found differences in people’s psychological reactions to dog and cat food.
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Korean foods inspire fermented chicken dog snacks

Korean scientists drew on their own culinary culture to inspire their work developing a method to ferment mechanically deboned chicken meat (MDCM) for use in dog treats.
Fermented chicken could serve as a functional ingredient in dog treats and snacks.
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