No published scientific data has shown the benefits of high protein in dog food, nor that it’s the root cause of any health issues. Protein quality is key.
Canidae Pet Food has launched Canidae Farms in Kansas where it now grows its own ingredients for its pet food products.
GMO ingredients in dog and cat food don’t hurt pets, said Richard Butterwick, global nutrition advisor at the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition during Petfood Forum 2017.
Many recent pet food trends play on the belief that a dog is not different from a wolf and should be fed like one. Is this concept supported by science?
Chicken appears in more pet foods than any other meat, according to an analysis of the Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center.
With so many pet food labels promoting products as natural, the challenge is to differentiate those natural dog and cat foods from each other.
Treatibles has partnered with Villalobos Rescue Center to introduce Tater’s Sweet Potato Tots, a new grain free chew that will benefit the New Orleans-based Rescue. One dollar from each bag sold will be donated to help cover veterinary expenses at Villalobos.
Pet food professionals can learn about a rising dog and cat food trend, whole and ancient grains, at the inaugural Petfood R&D Showcase: Going with the Grain on October 10-12, 2017 at Kansas State University.
Feeding pets has many parallels to feeding humans, including consumer demands driven by negative label claims and a fear of ingredients like GMOs.
In the Netherlands, Bühler Insect Technology will build an industrial plant to process black solider flies for animal nutrition, including pet food, together with its partner Protix.
An analysis of the Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center focused on the use of lamb and lamb meal in pet food and the labeling of those products.
The similarity between Mexican and Brazilian pet owners may indicate that comparable pet food trends run throughout the Latin American pet food market.
The funding was delivered by Aqua-Spark, an investment company, Rabobank, BOM and various private investors.
Novel pet food ingredients made from leguminous plants, such as peas, chickpeas or lentils, have risen in popularity in cat and dog foods, both dry and wet.
Petfood Forum Europe 2017 included a presentation on a study of health-conscious pet food purchasers and their perceptions of pet nutrition.
Research on the use of prebiotics, antioxidants and eggshell membrane in pet foods will be featured during the sessions at Petfood Forum Europe 2017.
Chia seed has a lot to offer as the next new ingredient option in pet food.
The parallels between human health trends and pet food trends continue to grow as the focus expands to specific ingredients touting various health benefits for pets.
The Clean Label Project, CBD and ancient grains were among topics covered by Petfood Industry’s bloggers and columnists in May 2017.
Using six-or-more-legged protein sources as a replacement for four- and two-legged animals has grown in acceptance.
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