Dog and Cat Food Nutrition

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Optimizing the digestive health of dogs

Pets parents expect complete and balanced foods which create healthy intestines and long-lasting well-being in their furry companions
As a selected yeast parietal fraction, rich in mannan-oligosaccharides and β-glucans, Safmannan® is a science-based postbiotic which is specifically designed to improve the digestive health of our furry companions in a natural manner.
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Silkworm may be novel, insect-based pet food ingredient

In Taiwan, an agricultural research station developed a means to use silkworm in cat food. Scientists in Thailand fed dogs a diet containing silkworm, house crickets or a control diet with poultry meal.

Scientists in Thailand and Taiwan have investigated silkworms as a novel pet food ingredient in dog and cat foods.


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Upcycled pet food ingredient certification requirements

Co-products, or by-products, have served as ingredients in pet food for decades. However, consumers don’t always think of these ingredients in terms of environmental and economic sustainability.

Upcycling is a new word for something the pet food industry has done for a long time, using human food products that would have otherwise gone to waste.


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Criteria for choosing extruded dog, cat food ingredients

Nutrition, processability and other practical concerns, along with sustainability and marketability influence the choices pet food formulators make when developing recipes.

Certain criteria influence why pet food formulators choose specific ingredients for new recipes to be processed in extruders.


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Nutritional studies reveal cat characteristics

Research explores cat diets related to aging, enjoyment of eating and obesity

Cats are unique, complicated creatures. Researchers continuously conduct studies to learn more about felines. Professionals shared the results of some of those studies on September 24, 2021 at Petfood Forum in Kansas City.


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Phileo embraces Petcare

Advanced bacteria and yeast solutions to ensure health and well-being in cats and dogs
At Phileo by Lesaffre, we are committed to pushing the boundaries of animal care to better nourish and protect the planet. We believe that yeast and bacteria, with fermentation technologies and biotransformation, represent the future of animal health through nutrition.
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