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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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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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Pet food process improvements to minimize product loss

Techniques and technology that improve the pet food manufacturing process and minimize product, profit loss. Sponsored by Schenck Process Group.
Techniques and technology that improve the pet food manufacturing process and minimize product, profit loss. Sponsored by Schenck Process Group.
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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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