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Would you like to broaden your knowledge about pet health and the important role of beneficial ingredients in pet food applications? Our white papers are composed with great care to provide you with the latest insights on pet food trends, benefits and in-depth specifics. Our available white papers are listed below. If you are interested in a subject that is not yet listed, please feel free to contact us for information.

March 30 2023

Natural astaxanthin: How the ‘king of carotenoids’ can upgrade pet food

Famous for its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, natural astaxanthin has become a highly targeted ingredient – not only for human consumption but also for pet food. Research shows that...

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January 30 2023

Collagen as an increasingly popular functional ingredient in pet food

As a nutritious, functional, and highly digestible source of protein, collagen is becoming a popular and highly targeted pet food ingredient. Pet health benefits of collagen range from supporting healthy...

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December 06 2022

Seaweeds as a rich source of prebiotic dietary fibers and important nutrients for pet food

Seaweeds are unique ingredients that offer a number of health benefits for pets, such as cats and dogs. The most important property of these marine macroalgae is their very high...

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October 06 2022

Finding the right ingredients to support health and well-being claims

Health and well-being claims are driving the global pet food market. Such claims on pet food packaging can help pet parents make the right choices for keeping their cats or...

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April 25 2022

Black soldier fly as a sustainable and nutritious pet food ingredient

In the coming years, the demand for alternative proteins is expected to increase. This is due to growing consumer interest in sustainability and a widening gap between increasing demand and...

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January 24 2022

Possibilities for moving towards a more sustainable pet food industry

As the number of companion animals is increasing around the world, more and more pets need to be fed, requiring more pet food than ever and increasing the global impact....

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December 14 2021

Natural dietary fibers as an important and versatile functional ingredient in pet food

Dietary fibers are increasingly recognized as an important functional ingredient in pet food. The main distinctions in functionality are between soluble versus insoluble fibers and fermentable versus non-fermentable fibers. These...

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November 09 2021

Finding the right ingredients for hybrid animal/plant-based or vegan pet food applications

Finding the right ingredients for hybrid animal/plant-based or vegan pet food applications In the coming years, as global protein demand grows rapidly, the pet food market will be confronted by...

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July 19 2021

Finding the right ingredients for senior pet nutrition to support healthy aging

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...

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July 07 2021

Careful consideration of taurine as a conditionally essential supplement in pet food

Taurine is an amino sulfonic acid that is essential for the proper functioning of the bodies of mammals, such as cats and dogs. Although high concentrations of taurine are found...

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April 19 2021

IQI’s vision on supply chain transparency for high-quality pet food ingredients

Pet food manufacturers are continuously looking for new and innovative ingredients to meet consumer demands. Many different factors can influence the ultimate choice of ingredient, including nutritional value, quality, cost,...

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November 26 2020

Microalgae as a clean source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acid for pet food

Microalgae are microscopic organisms that present unique opportunities as a functional ingredient in pet food applications. The most important property of certain species of microalgae is their high content of...

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October 26 2020

The benefits of chicken plasma powder in pet food applications

Spray-dried animal plasma (SDAP) is well recognized by the pet food industry as an important  functional and palatable ingredient. It is used as a source of protein and has excellent...

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June 15 2020

Full-fat krill meal: excellent natural source of nutrients for pet food

Pets need a well-balanced diet for optimal health. Antarctic krill is a functional, sustainable and traceable MSC-certified marine ingredient that combines a number of important nutrients. Processed into full-fat krill...

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April 07 2020

The benefits of insoluble cellulose fibers as an ingredient in pet food

Dietary fibers are now increasingly recognized as an important functional ingredient in pet food. A healthy diet for pets, such as cats and dogs, contains a mix of both soluble...

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February 07 2020

The benefits of fish oil as a source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acid for pet food

Omega-3 fatty acids (ALA, EPA and DHA) offer a range of health benefits to both humans and pets, such as cats and dogs. To achieve this, the pet food industry...

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October 24 2019

GOS prebiotic pet food ingredient stimulates a healthy gut

The use of prebiotics is a significant trend in the food and pet food industry. Prebiotics support the natural defence barrier by increasing and stimulating ‘good’ microflora in the gastrointestinal...

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