Dog and Cat Food Nutrition

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4 nutraceutical dog, cat, other pet product ingredients

Formulations using these pet food ingredients may fall under federal oversight as dog, cat and other pet supplements, especially if certain labeling claims are made.

Formulations using these pet food ingredients may fall under federal oversight as dog, cat and other pet supplements, especially if certain labeling claims are made.


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Longer life reported with plant-based dog food

Vegetarian and vegan pet owners may have perceived the effects of plant-based diets on their pets as more beneficial than they really were.

Vegetarian and vegan pet owners may have perceived the effects of plant-based diets on their pets as more beneficial than they really were.


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Pet supplements evolving to accompany nutrition plans

Those in the supplements space are answering consumer calls for functionality, traceability, and simple education on what’s right for their pets.

Learn about the latest trends in the pet supplement space, including specific functional options, the importance of traceability, and consumer education.


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Not all fibers in cat food may control appetite

Pet food formulators may help address the cat obesity problem by creating weight-management recipes using certain ingredients that control appetite in cats.

Pet food formulators may help address the cat obesity problem by creating weight-management recipes using certain ingredients that control appetite in cats.


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Avocado toxic to dogs? Science explores pet food potential

Avocados trees are a common feature in backyards throughout Latin America. Many pet dogs don’t hesitate to eat a dropped fruit, but the dogs don’t drop dead.

Discover how researchers added to the evidence that avocado has potential as a dog food ingredient, contrary to veterinary and popular recommendations against the fruit.


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