Dog and Cat Food Nutrition

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How functional nutrition can improve dog, cat health

Learn how pet food and treats with functional ingredients can improve pet health and appeal to pet owners. Sponsored by Kerry.
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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Confront DCM with dog food supplements, DNA tests

Geneticists have examined DCM in dogs, looking for unknown connections to the heart disease.
While scientists still have much to learn about what causes dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs, pet food companies do have tools to deal with DCM while researchers look for answers.
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Diet, genetics play roles in canine DCM; Mysteries remain

The ultimate causes of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) may be diverse, complex and specific to each case, as opposed to a simple cause and effect with certain grain-free dog foods.
Among more than 150 published studies related to DCM, researchers didn’t find any firm connection among cases of DCM and grain-free dog food.
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DCM connection to grain-free dog food not found in review

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s investigation into correlations among certain dog foods and canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) has loomed over the pet food industry, with no resolution in sight, since July 2018.
More than 150 published studies didn’t reveal to researchers any firm connection between cases of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and grain-free dog food.
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Pet food maker nutrition, quality by ingredient studied

Knight leads an ongoing survey to examine pet food manufacturers’ approaches to ensuring balanced nutrition and quality control, depending on the main ingredient type.
However, pet owners may have trepidations about novel pet food ingredients or varieties, including raw, plant protein, cell-cultured, insect, fungal or algal-based pet foods.
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