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From the editor: The skin; a natural barrier for nutritional implications in dogs and...

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The skin is actually one of the largest tissues or organs of the human body but of course also for our companions’ cats and dogs. The integument is the vital barrier protecting the animal...

From the editor: Weighing, bacteria control, soft bites, and water activity

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There are many important processes in petfood production and weighing or ensuring the formula is correct is a big one.  The list of nutrients on a finished bag are minimums or maximums and usually...

Tipping the scales in favour of reptiles

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As a niche market, the reptilian world is an important interest sector for the companion pet industry. I am aware of its importance and the keen association of many people globally with these fantastic...

From the editor of International Petfood Magazine

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Topics of the month include hammermills, unadulterated products, the extruder barrel and organic and/or functional petfoods – quite a range, so let’s get started with hammermills. Grinding petfoods is typically done with hammermills as some...

From the editor: dog food

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Dogs are by far the most acquired pet in the world. It is estimated that there are near 900 million dogs worldwide with the USA having 10% at 90 million. As a note there...

Give a dog a bone or treat?

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Before we get started, it should be noted that the petfood treats market was estimated to be valued at US$70 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach US$96.7 billion by 2028. The increased...

From the editor: bird feeds

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Spring is here and along with the improving weather, while I was attending the Petfood Forum in Kansas City it was obvious that everyone else also is feeling the need to get out and...

The quest & scope for novel proteins

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I am often asked about exotic foods for our companion animals and so much publicity is now being directed towards a variety of ingredients unheard of in previous petfood formulations. There is of course...

The benefits of supplemental essential fatty acids for the health of the horse

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We hear so much about essential fats in our diets, but those of our companion animals are just as important as I discussed for cats and dogs in our April issue. This is very...

Equine feeds

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Equine feeds come in many different forms, pasture, hay, grains, mixtures of grains and elements known as mash feeds. Horse feeds can also be pelleted and extruded or formed in a number of ways....

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