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Scientific tip for seaweed palatability in dog food

Scientists compared the palatability of dog kibble made with the seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum to a diet without the algal ingredient.
While high levels of seaweed inclusion reduced dogs’ preference for the kibble, the researchers offered advice for maintaining palatability while using seaweed-based pet food ingredients.
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Bacillus subtilis bacteria probiotic boosts dog digestion

Addition of a commercially available Bacillus subtilis probiotic may improve the digestive health of dogs compared to a diet without the additive.
The makers of Calsporin, a strain of Bacillus subtilis, and University of Zaragoza, Spain collaborators published evidence that Bacillus subtilis improves fat and carbohydrate digestibility in dogs’ guts.
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Egg antibodies in cat food may fight human allergies

Researchers found that when egg IgY antibodies are introduced to cats’ diets they result in reduced activity of the Fel d1 allergen in cats’ saliva.
Scientists found an antibody in eggs that, when included in cats’ diets, can neutralize a chemical involved in human’s allergic reaction to felines.
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