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INGREDIENTS
POWER
of plants
By Donna Berry | petfoodprocessing@sosland.com
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Garrett Wymore and Caroline Buck, co-founders of
Petaluma Inc., Oakland, Calif., believe that " the dog food of
tomorrow is made with plants. " And for Petaluma, tomorrow
is already here as they " formulate entirely plant-based
canine diets that deliver complete nutrition, " Buck said.
A decade or two ago, vegan dog foods were mostly
unheard of. Many of the plant-based ingredients used
in these foods were viewed as " fillers " or " meat extenders "
and were also considered nutrient deficient. That is
changing. There's a growing toolbox of plant-based ingredients
- cereals, fruits, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds,
vegetables and more - that can be used to make vegan
dog food that provides all the essential nutrients that
dogs need to maintain muscle mass, support their immune
systems and repair body tissues. These foods
speak to pet parents who are concerned with the quality
and integrity of what they feed their furry friends.
Petaluma's customers are often looking for two main
things, according to Wymore. The first is high-quality
ingredients. The second is the absence of processed factory-farmed
animal ingredients.
" From my perspective, vegan is a useful description of
what is not included in the formula but doesn't describe
the ingredients themselves, " Wymore said. " We focus on
sourcing ingredients that meet our nutritional profile as
well as sustainability goals, like reduced water and carbon
footprint. "
The vegan marketplace
The global vegan dog food market was estimated to be
valued at $100.7 million in 2023, according to a report
from Research and Markets, Dublin. It is expected to
reach $147.6 million by 2028, growing at a compound
annual growth rate of 7.9%.
Dogs are omnivores, which is why they are able to exist
on properly balanced meatless diets. However, dog
food is very different than human food, as it is designed
to be " complete and balanced. " This means that all the
nutrition a dog requires must be included in the food,
as they generally eat the same formula each day. This is
their sole source of nutrition. If the food is not nutritionally
complete, balanced and digestible, there may be
serious health and wellness consequences.
" Any ingredient choice is going to come with nutritional
tradeoffs, and using plant-based ingredients will
create different areas of focus for supplementation than
animal-derived ingredients, " Buck said. " We adjust our
nutrient mix to account for the nutritional profile of our
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In May 2023, plantbased
dog food
company Petaluma
launched its first
formula for senior
dogs.
Petaluma
Plant-based proteins offer opportunities
for vegan and vegetarian dog foods.
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