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Ingredient Usage Analysis

Learn more about popular wet and dry pet food ingredients, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins, additives and extracts found in U.S. cat and dog food ingredient decks.

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Unlabeled horse, other animals found in European pet food

In their conclusions, the researchers noted that producing uncontaminated pet foods is possible, since ten products did contain only the animals listed on the label.
Dog and cat foods on the European market may contain animals not listed on the ingredient panels, which could cause problems for pets with allergies.
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5 usage rates of dog food ingredients in FDA DCM warning

Dog foods formulated with high percentages of these ingredients may correlate to increased risk of a certain heart disease.
FDA notified the public that some canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) cases correlated to dogs eating diets containing large amounts of potatoes and legume seeds.
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4 pet food ingredients domesticated in ancient China

Many dog and cat foods in the growing Chinese market contain ingredients that ancient farmers domesticated in what is now China.
Regardless of whether pet food consumers know their anthropological backstories, these ingredients can form parts of nutritious dog and cat foods.
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Soy uncommon in dog and cat foods

An analysis of Petfood Industry’s Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center database explored how soy is used in pet foods.
Find out what types of dog and cat food use soy and in how many products include it.
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Counting calories in cat and dog food

Many consumers habitually monitor their caloric intake, and they count calories in the pet food they purchase for their furry friends. But what’s a normal range of calories in pet food? And does weight-control in the product name automatically mean it’s a low-calorie product?
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