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Pet Food Palatability

Find the latest pet food palatability science and testing data, analysis and information from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine to help pet food manufacturers create wet and dry dog and cat food that appeals to a companion animal’s sense of taste, smell and sight. Register for free to access premium content.

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Optimizing palatability to produce high-performing pet foods

A collection of updates that cover palatability principles and research to ensure quality pet nutrition and consumption. Sponsored by AFB International.
A collection of updates that cover palatability principles and research to ensure quality pet nutrition and consumption. Sponsored by AFB International.
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Dogs prefer grain-free over ancient grain carb sources

On the manufacturing end, ancient grain carb sources also behaved differently in extruders than grain-free dog food formulations.
Grain-free dog foods beat ancient grains in a palatability study, but that doesn’t mean ancient grains like sorghum and millet don’t have a role in pet food formulations.
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Millennials would make dog, cat kibble with novel flavors

When asked what flavor of kibble they would choose to make for their pets, the majority chose “other” as opposed to bacon, fish, turkey or other standard ingredients.
Pet food palantant market researchers discovered that, if given the opportunity, millennial pet owners in Mexico may choose to create dog or cat foods with flavors other than those commonly found in the pet food market.
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Improving pet's well-being and owners' satisfaction

Market insights and practical tips on pet food palatability, protection, performance measurement and pet health & nutrition. Sponsored by Diana Pet Food.
Market insights and practical tips on pet food palatability, protection, performance measurement and pet health & nutrition. Sponsored by Diana Pet Food.
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Pet food aroma can boost dog, cat owners’ brand loyalty

For pet food manufacturers, improving the smell of pet food can be an efficient way to upgrade pet owner meal experience, build consumer trust and establish a positive brand image.
Industry professionals will lead a webinar exploring the how pet food odors connect with owners’ preferences and emotions.
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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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