Diana Brozić

Managing chronic enteropathies in pets: diet, fiber and the microbiome

Managing chronic enteropathies in pets: diet, fiber and the microbiome

With gastrointestinal symptoms common in pets, treatment of chronic enteropathies in cats and dogs is of ongoing interest – and there is a variety of nutritional strategies to lean on.

Pet Care
9 Feb 2024
A balancing act: the nutritional seesaw of copper and zinc

A balancing act: the nutritional seesaw of copper and zinc

We all know that trace elements are important for various bodily functions, and we can assume that the same principles apply to pets. When it comes to copper and zinc, this is certainly the case.

Pet Care
5 Oct 2023
Pulses in pet food: achieving a balance

Pulses in pet food: achieving a balance

The low price and high-protein properties of pulses make this ingredient very attractive, but there are some digestibility concerns to take into account.

Pet Food
21 Apr 2023
Artificial flavors in pet food formulation

Artificial flavors in pet food formulation

Achieving the desired palatability for pet food is not always a straightforward process. What issues do manufacturers have to deal with?

Pet Food
25 Nov 2022
Claims regarding raw pet food: reality and myths

Claims regarding raw pet food: reality and myths

Raw pet food is claimed as being highly palatable and improving fecal consistency, but some effects on pet health have yet to be understood.

Pet Food
7 Oct 2022
Insect-based protein – living up to expectations?

Insect-based protein – living up to expectations?

Insects have fast become a go-to ingredient as an alternative and sustainable source of protein in dry pet food. However, there are still questions to be answered regarding the true nutritional value of insect-based proteins.

Pet Food
7 Oct 2022
A cat with diabetes – nutrition comes to the rescue!

A cat with diabetes – nutrition comes to the rescue!

Managing diabetes in overweight cats can be a challenging task. Diet is one of the most important aspects of the treatment.

Pet Food
29 Apr 2022
Keto diets as pet food: dangerous or beneficial?

Keto diets as pet food: dangerous or beneficial?

Can low carb, high fat ketogenic diets, popular among humans, be used in pet nutrition?

Pet Food
20 Mar 2022
The overlooked benefits of fruit in pet food

The overlooked benefits of fruit in pet food

It is common knowledge that fruit should be an essential part of human nutrition, but does the same rule apply to pets’ diets?

Pet Food
11 Feb 2022
Choline in petfood – a multifunctional and exciting nutrient

Choline in petfood – a multifunctional and exciting nutrient

Choline is one of those multipotent nutrients that allows other metabolic pathways to express their full potential. What are its benefits and limitations?

Ingredients
26 Nov 2021
Nutrition during growth in puppies

Nutrition during growth in puppies

Puppies, especially those of large and giant dog breeds, are prone to the development of orthopaedic diseases during periods of rapid growth because of a lower degree of bone mineralisation. Proper nutrition is key.

Pet Care
8 Oct 2021
A closer look at fibre in grain-free diets

A closer look at fibre in grain-free diets

Sales of complete and balanced pet food diets labelled as grain-free have increased significantly over the past decade.

Pet Food
1 Sep 2021
CBD and its benefits: What does the research say?

CBD and its benefits: What does the research say?

Alongside wide research and use of cannabidiol (CBD) extract in human medicine, CBD is finding its way into companion animal veterinary medicine.

Ingredients
21 Apr 2021
Alternative proteins: are we there yet?

Alternative proteins: are we there yet?

The need for sustainability is pushing the pet food industry to come up with new ideas, procedures, and science when it comes to one of the most expensive nutrients in pet food – protein.

Ingredients
4 Feb 2021
When hydrolysed and novel protein diets may not be hypoallergenic

When hydrolysed and novel protein diets may not be hypoallergenic

Hydrolysed and novel protein diets are often used in the diagnosis and treatment of food allergies in pets. There are a few crucial points to bear in mind, however, when considering these diets and their claims.

Ingredients
16 Nov 2020
Raw and risky?

Raw and risky?

The market for raw meat-based pet foods is growing, despite concerns about pathogen contamination and zoonoses. What are the risks and are they manageable?

Pet Food
30 Sep 2020
Small but powerful: the importance of micro-ingredients for pet health

Small but powerful: the importance of micro-ingredients for pet health

Micro-ingredients are a valuable resource that can have an important impact on pet health, if we can manage to get the formulation just right. That is often one of the hardest tasks to achieve.

Ingredients
27 May 2020
What should a working dog eat?

What should a working dog eat?

Besides their conventional role as a pet, dogs are widely used for both sport and work activities. The duration and intensity of the activity, as well as environmental conditions under which these dogs are working, can vary significantly. Feeding working dogs is therefore demanding and greatly dependent on the type of work performed. 

Pet Care
3 Oct 2019
Striking a balance

Striking a balance

Is the pet food industry developing so fast it is getting ahead of the science?

Pet Food
7 Feb 2019
Nutraceuticals in pet food

Nutraceuticals in pet food

Is humanization changing the course of the pet food industry?

Ingredients
13 Apr 2017
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