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INGREDIENTS
A GARDEN OF
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By Donna Berry | petfoodprocessing@sosland.com
Tender pulled chicken gets mixed with chewy barley,
apple pieces, diced sweet potato and chopped spinach
leaves. Succulent lamb in savory gravy becomes country
stew with the addition of diced potatoes, julienned
carrots and whole spring peas. Wild-caught tuna chunks
are served in a creamy fish broth with diced tomatoes
and slivered carrots. That's what the pets are having for
dinner, while the pet parents take a cheat day and order
in deep dish pizza.
" Just like people, animals need a variety of foods and
nutrients for a balanced diet, " said Heidi Farkas, national
sales and marketing manager, Milne MicroDried, Nampa,
Idaho. " Whole foods like fruits and vegetables provide
important nutrients, including fats, carbohydrates and fibers.
And they are full of vitamins and minerals. "
Isaac Matthews, vice-president, pet food ingredients,
LinkOne Ingredient Solutions, Monett, Mo., said,
" They provide a healthy balance of nutrients to a pet's
diet. Often the specific fruit or vegetable can replace an
allergen ingredient or enhance a formula's overall digestibility
and reduce yard clean up. "
Just like mom and dad
Fruits and vegetables are familiar ingredients. Pet parents
know they should be eating more, so they believe
the same is true for their furry friends. Research shows
they are correct.
" When shopping for their pets, consumers are looking
for high-quality ingredients they can pronounce,
just like when they shop for themselves, " said Gary
Augustine, vice president, marketing, Van Drunen
Farms, Momence, Ill. " Formulating with whole-food
fruit and vegetable ingredients answers the call for betterfor-your-pet
solutions. "
This is true, even when it increases the cost. In fact,
75% of people agree it's worth paying more for quality
Fruits and vegetables
can be used as
alternatives to other
pet food ingredients
commonly associated
with GMOs,
such as corn, wheat
and soybeans.
Van Drunen Farms
Fruits and vegetables
are a familiar and
attractive way to add key
nutrients to a pet's bowl.
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