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If a pet won't eat a particular pet food formula, it can't deliver the required nutrients.
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culated. "We recognize that every existing diet formula has gone
through a painstaking amount of science to get where it currently
is, Monteleone says. "To tweak it requires a lot of validation. On the
antioxidant side, we start with the most subtle approach first, so we
don't interfere with the existing science and the effort that went into
the formula. On the antimicrobial side, you want to confront pathogens early in the process, with strength."
Altom adds, "There is often a steep learning curve to produce a premium food for our pets. Those of us involved with formulating pet
food who are nutritionists, veterinarians and processing technologists, work with people who are often following their passion. We
are extremely fortunate to help fuel their passion and provide some
baseline education along the way." He says, "Being able to solve these
unique nutrition and processing challenges is why most of us get up
in the morning. I think you'll find that most of the technical professionals in this industry love dogs and cats. We share our lives with our
pets and we feed the products our teams develop. We have a vested
interest in the safety of pet nutrition products and desperately want to
enrich their lives with great nutrition." PFP

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