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Fats and Oils

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Green-lipped mussel: Pet joint health support?

Current work on the benefits of these mussels shows great promise, the supply infrastructure appears to be sustainable and the compounds offer hope to retain mobility as we and our pets age.
Current work on the benefits of these mussels shows great promise, the supply infrastructure appears to be sustainable and the compounds offer hope to retain mobility as we and our pets age.
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Soybean oil: Food industry staple right for petfood?

Currently limited to therapeutic and specialty petfoods, this high-quality ingredient could be used in a broader array of products
Soybean oil plays an infrequent and peripheral role in petfoods. This is somewhat surprising given its popularity in human foods and its prevalence on grocery store shelves alongside corn and canola oil.
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Olive oil: a benefit to pet health, too?

Does this key ingredient in the Mediterranean diet for humans translate to pets?
Olive oil, and especially extra virgin olive oil, is all the rage on cooking shows and at finer dining establishments these days. It seems that good news regarding the benefits of olive oil for our health and wellness emerges almost daily. So it stands to reason that people would want to explore this ingredient for use in pet diets.
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Tallow

Chewing the fat
For centuries tallow was essential to soap and candle making. Not until the late 20th century was fat from ruminants considered as a feed ingredient. Before then, it was much too rare and valuable.
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Are all chicken fats created equal?

Ingredient is popular in pet food
In the diet, fat provides a concentrated source of energy, essential fatty acids, a route for fat sol-uble vitamin absorption, aroma, and flavor. So, choosing the right fat source is important.
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