Pets

Palatants from plants, insects create pet food options

Dog and cat food palatants can now be created from plants, opening new formulation options and a buffer against potential problems with animal protein sanitary issues, said Aurelie de Ratuld, Ph.D., cat platform research manager for Diana Pet Food in a video (below) from Petfood Forum 2018. Non-meat palatants also provide tools for formulating pet foods using novel proteins. “Palatants ...

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Natural Life Pet Products expands dry dog food recall

Natural Life Pet Products expanded its recall of Natural Life Chicken and Potato dry dog food for elevated levels of Vitamin D, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration. The products were distributed to retail stores in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia… Source link

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The pet foods US pet retailers will stock in 2019

To succeed in the face of increasing online competition, traditional pet stores often turn to tailored and unique pet food inventories, along with other products. For example, nearly 40 percent of U.S. pet specialty retailers said they expect frozen, refrigerated and freeze-dried pet foods to be among the largest growth categories for their stores in the next 12 months, according ...

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Clean label pet food: Are reports of heavy metals reliable?

Periodically there is a news story regarding non-nutritional minerals (so-called “heavy metals”) measured in pet foods. Typically, it is sensationalized to create alarm in pet owners. The articles point toward minerals like arsenic, lead or mercury with the intent to provoke consumers to action. These minerals have also been in… Source link

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Beyond pet food humanization and premiumization

Two overlapping trends, both in full force for two decades, and both primarily marketing-driven, continue to frame the infusion of new products and services into the U.S. pet market: humanization and premiumization. Potent as these market drivers may be, they are now par for the course. The shifting trend … Source link

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Science4Animals aims to fund basic research on pets

Based in the Netherlands, Science4Animals (S4A) is a non-profit organization that raises funds to finance research on pets and other animals that is aimed at generating the knowledge needed to feed and keep these animals properly. S4A aims generating fundamental knowledge regarding three animal focus groups: equids, companion animals, pet exotics and zoo animals. The natural needs of these animals ...

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