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Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2014 Jul;44(4):689-98, v. doi: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2014.03.002. Epub 2014 May 10.

Myths and misperceptions about ingredients used in commercial pet foods.

Author information

1
Nestlé Purina Research, Checkerboard Square, St. Louis, MO 63164, USA. Electronic address: Dorothy.laflamme@rd.nestle.com.
2
Product Technology Center, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, Checkerboard Square, St Louis, MO 63164, USA.
3
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, 54 Finch Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456, USA.

Abstract

Information and misinformation about pet nutrition and pet foods, including ingredients used in pet foods, is widely available through various sources. Often, this "information" raises questions or concerns among pet owners. Many pet owners will turn to their veterinarian for answers to these questions. One of the challenges that veterinarians have is keeping up with the volume of misinformation about pet foods and sorting out fact from fiction. The goal of this article is to provide facts regarding some common myths about ingredients used in commercial pet foods so as to better prepare veterinarians to address their client's questions.

KEYWORDS:

By-products; Carbohydrates; Corn; Grains; Preservatives; Soy; Wheat

PMID:
24951341
DOI:
10.1016/j.cvsm.2014.03.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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