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Upcycled pet diets fight food waste, climate change

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 22:00
Reducing food loss by turning it into pet food ingredients addresses the global threat of a destabilized climate.
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7 pet food solutions for companion animal health

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 22:00
Beyond providing nutritionally balanced formulations, pet food manufacturers can help the health of dogs, cats and other pets.
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Humanization, all-natural big in small animal pet food

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 21:04
Some very popular trends in the dog and cat food space, including humanization and natural, can be found among small animal products.
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4 new pet foods, treats inspired by specific ecosystems

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 22:00
Pet food formulations designed to mirror specific ecosystems and biological groups stood out among trends in the new product showcase at SuperZoo 2019.
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Organic Trace Minerals: Mother Nature's Way

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 14:23
Our pets have a wide range of metal requirements and it is a bonus for formulators to be able to utilize a mineral that cooperates with the needs of the pet. Strongly chelated minerals like Optimins have the ability to synchronize the absorption of the metal with the needs of the pet. We refer to this process as "up and down regulation" and it improves the probability of nutritional success.
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Differences in organic trace mineral sources

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 09:36
An Organic Trace Mineral must be able to maintain its structure in solution at reduced pH levels to have any opportunity to survive the harsh environment of the gut and digestion.
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Novel pet food protein from scrap wood nearing reality

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 22:00
One company, Arbiom, specializes in using a specific variety of yeast to digest wood.
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Upcycled dog treats rescue otherwise wasted misfit foods

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 22:00
Shameless Pets uses unwanted fruits, vegetables and other ingredients to make upcycled dog treats.
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Consumer views on natural food claims: Cues for pet food

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 04:00
A survey shows consumers are often confused by natural human food claims, even when the definition is regulated. The findings can apply to pet food, too.
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