Dog and Cat Food Nutrition

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Breed-specific dog food for COVID purebred boom

In the United States, growing demand for dog breeds and rising prices may have contributed to a rise in licensed dog breeders in 2020.
Rising prices for popular breeds and a shortage of shelter dogs may mean growth opportunities for breed-specific pet foods in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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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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Plant Protein Resource Center

Plant-based pet food demands are on the rise. We’ve gathered these resources to help you meet evolving plant-based consumer demands. Sponsored by Kerry
Plant-based pet food demands are on the rise. We’ve gathered these resources to help you meet evolving plant-based consumer demands. Sponsored by Kerry.
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Circadian rhythm pet foods: untapped human trend?

Unlike most human food trends, the pet food industry doesn’t seem to have absorbed the circadian diet yet.
Pet owners now feed their pets the same foods morning and night, often day after day. Could specific formulations address pets’ daily metabolic changes while forging new ranges of time-specific dog, cat and other pet foods?
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5 trends guiding pet food into 2025: lux health, science

Mars analysts calculated these trends' market share in the UK in 2020 and estimated how they would change by 2025.
Five trends may dominate the future of the dog, cat and other pet food markets. Mars analysts calculated these trends market share in the UK in 2020 and estimated how they would change by 2025.
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JustFoodForDogs takes cooking for pets to the next level

Using public-accessible kitchens and pantries across the U.S., this company takes fresh, restaurant-grade ingredients and highlights pet nutrition.
Using public-accessible kitchens and pantries across the U.S., JustFoodForDogs takes fresh, restaurant-grade ingredients and highlights pet nutrition in their formulas.
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