The Importance of Human Grade Ingredients in Pet Food

The Importance of Human Grade Ingredients in Pet Food

Many pet food brands have claimed that their products use human grade ingredients. But what is human grade? Simply put, human grade means the ingredient is edible enough to be eaten by humans. But that doesn’t mean it’s already healthy for pets to consume food...
Human Grade Ingredients in Your Brand

Human Grade Ingredients in Your Brand

In an upswing trend are sales of pet foods with human grade ingredients. It’s safe to say that this will last for quite some time—maybe forever—as many pet owners are on the lookout for the best and healthiest pet food in the market.   Premium and ultra-premium pet...
Pet Food and Sustainability

Pet Food and Sustainability

By Andrew Prest, PhD Microbiology   ‘Sustainability’ has only become mainstream within the business lexicon in the last 10 years. Sustainability is an extremely difficult concept to define because it is essentially a moral phenomenon by which the conflicting and...
Functional Food Ingredients in Canine Pet Foods

Functional Food Ingredients in Canine Pet Foods

By Andrew Prest, PhD Microbiology Dogs share some carnivorous traits with cats as both lack salivary amylase, have a short gastro intestinal tract and are unable to synthesize vitamin D (National Research Council, 2006). In contrast, there are 3 genes, AMY2B, MGAM and...
Functional Food Ingredients in Feline Pet Foods

Functional Food Ingredients in Feline Pet Foods

By Andrew Prest, PhD Microbiology   The interest in the adequacy of commercially available pet foods has been growing worldwide, most commercially available cat food contains much more carbohydrate than the 12% carbohydrate exploited as part of a cats’ natural...
Key Nutritional Parameters And How They Influence Food Safety

Key Nutritional Parameters And How They Influence Food Safety

By Andrew Prest, PhD MIcrobiology   Dogs and cats are living longer and are better fed than ever before. Indeed, nowadays, pet are kept very much as part of the family and thus it is the responsibility of the owners to ensure their pets’ longevity and quality of life...
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