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TRENDS
With cats,
[food] has to
pass the nose
test, the tongue
test, and they
are also more
sensitive to
textures and
shapes. "
Nancy Rawson,
Monell Chemical
Sensory Systems
Made by Nacho
takes a more
culinary approach
to cat-centric
nutrition inspired by
co-founder Celebrity
Chef Bobby Flay.
Made by Nacho
the dog food space, many cat owners are seeking cat
foods made with more sustainable proteins, as well as
other ingredients.
To lessen its environmental impact and the strain
on fisheries, The Better Cat replaced salmon oil in its
formulas with algae oil, a more sustainable alternative.
According to Shadra, the company was the first in
Germany to make the move.
The Better Cat originally launched with a line of dry cat
foods but has since expanded its cat-centric offerings to
include wet formats, treats and even supplies.
The Healthy Pet Co. GmbH
" We believe that the ball has just started rolling on
making cat food more sustainable, " Sharda said. " It is a
well-documented fact that cats are carnivores, so they
need a large amount of good quality meat; however,
what is stopping us from innovating on the other animal-sourced
ingredients that are used in the manufacturing
process today?
" We believe that
lab-grown/cultivated meat
is also
an increasing trend, especially in the United States, " he
added.
Research, research, research
With cat ownership set to rise throughout the globe, cat
parents will become more determined that their felines
be treated less like second-class citizens. This will undoubtedly
cause more feline-centric companies to spring
into the market offering more functional cat foods and
treats, much like those already on the market for dogs.
" In the coming years, nutritional products will become
more specialized, offering benefits for specific aspects
of a cat's health, " Shadra said. " This will result in
more complex recipes with a range of novel ingredients,
which consumers might have never heard of before...
Our main job will be to proactively and transparently
communicate the benefits of the ingredients used. "
Before this can happen, additional research into cat
health and nutrition is needed. According to Su, there is
much less research done on felines, especially for functional
and novel ingredients, furthering the difficulty in
creating innovations for these meowing companions.
" Cats are not small dogs, " he added. " Functional ingredients
to include in cat products need to have been
evaluated in cats for safety and efficacy. I would encourage
companies to perform more cat-centric nutrition research
to add to what we know about functional ingredient
dosing and safety for our feline friends. "
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