Recent popularity in human food arena warrants second look for petfood
Current available data not enough to go by, more studies needed
Ingredients seen as inferior may actually be valuable tools
Is this carryover from the human food industry a valid concept for evaluating petfoods?
Typically used at less than 2%, this petfood ingredient has the potential for more
This ingredient, found in a wide range of petfoods, is a vital tool for formulation and nutritional fortification.
From a nutrient standpoint they can be nearly identical, and quality may have more to do with process and raw materials.
These ingredients already exist in small amounts in some animal feeds and petfoods, but are they truly serving a functional purpose?
Alfalfa is found in a number of cat and dog foods, but its safety and nutritional benefits are still being debated.
Prevention, monitoring, and industry-wide adoption of best practices are key to managing this challenging bacterium.
Sodium hexametaphosphate a mineral sequestering agent, enhances ‘mechanical action’ of petfoods with a dental message
This specialty ingredient used in vegetarian and gluten-free diets could have applications as a thickener and stabilizer in petfoods.
While not mainstream petfood ingredients, these pseudo-cereals may be viable alternatives for specialty purposes
Currently limited to therapeutic and specialty petfoods, this high-quality ingredient could be used in a broader array of products
Besides helping control fecal odor, this functional ingredient might have other nutritional and health benefits for pets
Opening our minds to using organ meats expands our base of raw ingredients and supports nutritional quality of a complete pet diet
Concentrate or isolate, pea proteins are good for nutritional fortification today and appear opportune for innovation in the future
Natural, label friendly and well liked by cats and dogs, lactic acid is relatively easy to incorporate into pet diets for controlling microbial growth
Though not nutritional, this functional food additive offers other significant benefits, especially for cats
Does this key ingredient in the Mediterranean diet for humans translate to pets?
Why krill is a highly sustainable petfood ingredient
How petfood kibble characteristics impact palatability of cat and dog food
B-complex vitamin petfood ingredients help with dogs' skin and coat health
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