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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Albright’s Raw Dog Food recalls 67 cases for Salmonella

One animal illness has been reported. No human illnesses have been reported to date.
Albright’s Raw Dog Food of Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA recalled 67 cases of chicken recipe for dogs because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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Automated dog food cooker preps dehydrated meals

Next year, European pet owners may be feeding their dogs with a machine that moistens, warms and serves dehydrated dog foods.
In the age of Roombas and Keurigs, a dog food cooking and dispensing device attempts to bridge that gap between convenience and fresh.
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4 pet food trends post-COVID: type, retail, package, value

The humanization of pets and their expanded role as companions during the pandemic may act as a bulwark against pet owners lowering their quality standards.
A panel of pet food industry professionals discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic would affect dog, cat and other pet food market trends, along with other prevailing movements in consumer demand.
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