Resveratrol: A powerful antioxidant that supports the overall well-being of pets

Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant most known for its presence in red wine.  It is present in grape skin and a variety of plants, such as berries and peanuts, although its presence in the grape skin does not contain any toxic components that are known to be harmful to pets.  Plants produce Resveratrol as a …

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Marshmallow Root, a medicinal herb that evolved into a popular confection

Most of us are familiar with Marshmallows as a candy, but did you know that the delicious fluffy confection originated as a versatile medicinal syrup and ointment; which was made from root sap of the Marshmallow herb, combined with other ingredients? Marshmallow Root (scientific name; Althaea officinalis) is a perennial herb native to Northern Africa, …

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Astaxanthin: What is it and what are its benefits for pets?

Astaxanthin is a carotenoid that is produced from specific species of algae when they are stressed. Carotenoids are pigment colors that occur naturally in nature. Astaxanthin is a bright red color, and when used in pet food or treats it can impact the color of the finished product. Salmon, shrimp, krill, and flamingos are all …

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The role of Lamb Meal in today’s pet food

Pet food manufacturers are always searching for ingredients that are readily available and can provide a high content of quality protein to include in their formulations. Lamb Meal, which initially became a popular ingredient in the US pet food market in the 80’s and 90’s has become a staple ingredient for specialty formulations as well …

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Is Cricket Protein the next big thing in pet food ingredients?

Top reasons why Cricket Protein may be the next big thing in premium pet food ingredients Every day, either on purpose or because of their natural hunting tendencies, dogs and cats eat bugs. However, deliberately feeding insects to a pet is a whole different can of worms! Eating insects is not a novel for animals …

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Wholesomeness, from your Thanksgiving feast to your pet food and treats

Enhance your petfood and treat formulations with wholesome ingredients from your Thanksgiving dinner Did you know that a lot of the delicious foods that we humans feast on during our traditional Thanksgiving celebrations are made with ingredients that our pets love and are also beneficial to their health? If you are looking to boost the …

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Improving pet food with botanical and vegetable ingredients

Ever wondered why sometimes our pets eat grass and weeds? In many cases this is due to some type of nutritional deficiency that our furry friends are instinctively trying to tackle. Much like us humans have always benefited from the nutritional value and medicinal properties of herbs and plants, our beloved animals have a natural …

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