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FORMULATION
Limited
POSSIBILITIES
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Developing complete-and-balanced,
limited-ingredient recipes for pets.
By Donna Berry | petfoodprocessing@sosland.com
There's a popular descriptor on packaged pet food that
is neither defined nor agreed upon by the pet food industry
or pet nutritionists, according to Katy Nelson,
senior veterinary relations manager, Chewy Inc., Dania
Beach, Fla., and an associate veterinarian at the Belle
Haven Animal Medical Centre, Alexandria, Va. It is
" limited ingredient, " and pet parents have varied reasons
for purchasing these products. The important consideration
is what the ingredients are, not the actual number
of ingredients.
" Generally, these foods have only one protein source, "
Nelson said. " Or they feature a much smaller number of
actual ingredients as compared to a company's standard
kibble product. "
Marge O'Brien, director, global market research and
insights, Corbion, Lenexa, Kan., said, " Many trends that
drive purchase decisions for human food often cross over
into the pet aisle. When it comes to limited-ingredient pet
food, there's this realization that just as 'pet parents' have
specific dietary needs, so do our furry friends. "
These needs may stem from real or perceived food allergies,
usually to protein, as well as food sensitivities. By
keeping the recipe simple, and limiting protein sources,
these foods may be used to help diagnose and manage
adverse food reactions in pets.
" Pet parents are concerned about possible food allergies, "
said Carolyn Kennedy, director, CK Nutrition,
Exeter, N.H. " And while food allergies in pets are not
common, many pet parents feel
their pets do better
avoiding certain foods. "
This is similar to how some humans claim to feel better
when they avoid gluten, yet they have not been diagnosed
with celiac disease. It's that type of mindset that fuels pet
parents' efforts to find a food that helps their pet thrive.
" Skin issues are the No. 1 and No. 3 reasons dogs and
cats, respectively, present to their veterinarian, " said
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The limited number
of ingredients is
often a highlighted
brand claim on the
front label.
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