Raw Cat and Dog Food

Raw dog and cat food is a small but quickly growing category as ancestral, high-protein and fresh meat diets continue to appeal to pet owners looking to customize their pet’s specific nutritional needs. Read the latest high-pressure processing research and methods, safety issues and nutritional information.

ARTICLES

cat-business-money-market-computer.jpg

Mars Petcare to acquire Nom Nom fresh, delivered pet food

The brand will operate independently within Mars' Royal Canin divisio​n.

Personalized pet food formulations also attempt to meet animals’ specific health needs. Home delivery pet food companies offer customized feeding options, such as quantity and frequency, and preference options, including specific ingredients to use or avoid. 


Read More
raw-pet-food-pet-store

No confirmed human disease from raw pet food worldwide

The scientists’ findings cast doubt on a basic tenant of raw pet food use, that raw pet foods should be kept away from people’s food spaces and utensils.

Scientists classified eleven households as having experienced “probable” transmission, and 20 households experienced “possible” transmission.


Read More
grocery-pet-food-aisle.jpg

New pet food product trends winter 2021: insects, health

The products in this list were posted to PetfoodIndustry’s Product Database in the final quarter of last year.

Several new dog treats and toppers used insect-based ingredients. More refrigerated or frozen fresh pet foods entered the market, including one from the world’s largest pet food company.


Read More
freeze-dried-pet-food

2 freeze-dried pet food ingredient trends: raw, upcycled

As pet owners continue to focus on health and nutrition aspects of their animals’ foods, freeze-dried ingredients may help pet food companies provide shelf-stable, minimally processed options.
Demand for freeze-dried meats, fruits and vegetables continues to grow, as pet food makers look for ways to differentiate their products while preserving ingredients’ nutrients.
Read More
dog-vet-sick-veterinarian-golden-retriever.jpg

Plant toxin caused Australian dog deaths, illness

Over time, indospicine can build up in the food chain as livestock eat Indigofera plants.
Australian investigators identified a plant toxin, indospicine, as the cause of numerous dog deaths and illnesses clustered near Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.
Read More
sheep-in-pen

Lamb kidney may be palatable sub for liver in cat food

While liver was the most palatable raw ingredient in the test, the scientists pointed out limitations to the ingredients' use.
Researchers at Massey University observed distinct differences among cats’ preference for various raw organ meats and co-products from cows and lambs. Likewise, raw ingredients from lamb and beef had different palatability.
Read More

Popular Stories