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July 19 2021Download whitepaper
Many countries have a strong aging pet population as well as a human one, which accelerates market demand for senior pet nutrition. Ensuring that cats and dogs get the right nutrition for their age and condition is a specific area of expertise. Ingredients for senior pet nutrition need to be cater for their changing digestive system, support cognitive functioning, and help prevent, treat, or mitigate different kinds of health issues. Senior cats and dogs may suffer from issues such as declining skin, coat, or teeth condition, deterioration in joint health and functionality, decreasing vitality, greater vulnerability to allergies and disease, or reduced stress tolerance. Specific ingredients, such as high-quality, highly digestible protein, omega-3, or taurine, can be used to control or mitigate these issues.
In the latest white paper by Geert van der Velden, IQI Trusted Petfood Ingredients’ Innovation Manager, he explains how to select the right ingredients for senior pet food applications.