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?
Better understanding of processing influences allows you to turn the art of nutrient fortification into more of a science
After decades of safe use, critics of the petfood industry have planted seeds of doubt and confusion about this essential ingredient
Confusion over this ingredient may be arising from the entry of a new supply stream into the market
Plasma is a high-quality, natural component that should be considered a valuable part of a dog or cat diet
Also known as vitamin B3, this ingredient is vital for healthy maintenance of pets’ nervous tissues, GI tracts and skin functions
Wild caught or farm raised, salmon offers a source of digestible protein and omega-3 fatty acids for pet diets
A key nutrient, riboflavin (vitamin B2) lies at the very heart of a dog or cat’s metabolism and health
Does this ingredient warrant its own identity?
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