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Petfood Industry

 •  November 6

If you’re a pet food trends watcher (and who isn’t?), you may be happy to know that trend prediction season is upon us! One of the first lists of human food trends for 2018 is out, and several have connections or implications for pet food. The list comes courtesy of Mintel and includes trends that have been in play for a few years now, such as...

Petfood Industry

 •  November 6

Wild Calling Pet Food, a Colorado, USA-based cat and dog food company, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on October 25, reported Business Den. In court documents, Wild Calling listed more than US$4.5 million in unsecured claims. Wild Calling markets their dog and cat foods as natural with…

Petfood Industry

 •  November 2

Limited ingredient diet (LID) dog and cat foods use a minimal number of ingredients, but must still provide complete nutrition. An LID challenges pet food formulators to provide all essential amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins and other nutrients, while using only a few ingredients. Greg Aldrich, PhD, pet food program…

Petfood Industry

 •  November 1

Functional pet food ingredients, which often claim some sort of nutritional or health benefit, are becoming more mainstream as pet owners at every price level want the best in nutrition for their dog or cat. | Ermolaev Alexandr.Fotolia.com Functional ingredients have been around in the human food sector for a long time. Touting all sorts of health...

Petfood Industry

 •  November 1

In October, bloggers for Petfood Industry shared insights on pet food spending, labeling and product claims. Debbie Phillips-Donaldson: Pet food spending data show the trend that pet food spending seems to rise for two years, then plateus or drops the third year. Debbie Phillips-Donaldson: Most people who work in the pet food industry are wonderful...

Petfood Industry

 •  November 1

Advances in processing of dried distillers grains (DDGs) have made them an attractive option for pet foods, especially cat foods, said Greg Aldrich, PhD, pet food program coordinator at Kansas State University, during Petfood R&D Workshop 2017. Dried distillers grains and cat food palatability Aldrich said. “Next generation DDGs are…

Petfood Industry

 •  October 30

An analysis of the Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center database examined the use of carrot in pet foods. Carrots appear in 47 percent of canned dog food recipes. For canned cat food, 26 percent of recipes feature carrots. Dogs find carrots highly palatable, according to the analysis. Carrots even serve as treats for some dogs. Carrots in wet and dry...

Petfood Industry

 •  October 27

Pet food professionals compared six ancient grains with each other and with traditional wheat as potential dog and cat food ingredients at ADM’s Petfood R&D Showcase 2017 workshop station. Some ancient grains, like sorghum, had similar properties to standard wheat. Others, like chia, differed in ways that would strongly affect…

Petfood Industry

 •  October 27

A reality TV star’s pet food, SparkleDog, may be causing nausea and diarrhea in dogs, according to Amazon.com reviews. However, many of the negative reviews did not come from verified purchases, and other consumers reported no issues. Kameron Westcott, a cast member of “The Real Housewives of Dallas,” launched…

Petfood Industry

 •  October 26

Two demographic groups, moms and millennials, may make up the majority of subscribers to pet food delivery services, such as Bark Chef and Just Right by Purina. Pet food professionals believe convenience, customizability and health concerns may be primary motives for parents and young adults to use dog…