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  1. How Dog Behavior Influences Pet Owner’s Perceptions of Dog Preference for Dental Chews

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    | Contributor(s):: Johnson, Anamarie C., Miller, Holly C., Wynne, Clive D. L.

    American pet owners spend billions of dollars on food and treats so it is important to understand what products they want and what they think their dog would enjoy. This study analyzed video recordings of dogs engaging in dental chews in their home environment and compared the observed...

  2. Leveraging behavioural science to address pet obesity

    | Contributor(s):: Webb, T.

    2022Veterinary Times523718-191352-9374Englishtext

  3. Gastrophysics for pets: Tackling the growing problem of overweight/obese dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Spence, Charles

  4. Misconceptions in anthropomorphizing the feeding of pet animalsEquivocos ao se antropomorfizar a alimentacao dos animais de companhia

    | Contributor(s):: Ribeiro, R. R., Silva, M. D. da, Massari, C. H. de A. L.

    The present work aims to contribute to the issue of legal and ethical responsibility regarding adequate feeding for pets, through the analysis of the works of the philosophers Singer, Francione and Gilligan. A literature review was carried out based on the main philosophical works by authors who...

  5. Extraction of Antioxidants from Animal Blood and its Potential Application as a Pet Food Preservative

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    | Contributor(s):: Chengyi Tu

    Nowadays, more and more people are having pets as members of their family. To the year of 2012, there are 78.2 million dogs and 86.4 million cats owned in the U.S according to the report of the Humane Society of the U.S. The pet food industry as a result has been prosperous, with an estimated...

  6. Pet Food Quality Assurance and Safety and Quality Assurance Survey within the Costa Rican Pet Food Industry

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    | Contributor(s):: Astrid Leiva, Andrea Molina, Mauricio Redondo-Solano, Graciela Artavia, Lizeth Rojas-Bogantes, Fabio Granados-Chinchilla

    Costa Rican animal feed production is continually growing, with approximately 1,238,243 metric tons produced in 2018. Production-wise, pet cat and dog food are in fifth place (about 41,635 metric tons per year) amongst animal feeds, and it supplies up to 90% of the national market. Pet food...

  7. Prediction of Mineral Composition in Commercial Extruded Dry Dog Food by Near-Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy

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    | Contributor(s):: Arianna Goi, Carmen L. Manuelian, Sarah Currò, Massimo De Marchi

    The pet food industry is interested in performing fast analyses to control the nutritional quality of their products. This study assessed the feasibility of near-infrared spectroscopy to predict mineral content in extruded dry dog food. Mineral content in commercial dry dog food samples...

  8. Coping with Pet Food Insecurity in Low-Income Communities

    | Contributor(s):: Arluke, Arnold

    To what extent, if at all, do low-income owners of dogs and/or cats worry about running out of pet food before being able to buy more? If this insecurity exists among these pet owners, what contributes to it besides the inability to afford pet food? And whatever the sources of pet food...

  9. A Survey of Dog Owners' Attitudes toward Treats

    | Contributor(s):: Morelli, G., Marchesini, G., Contiero, B., Fusi, E., Diez, M., Ricci, R.

  10. The Pet Food Recall Puzzle: Who, What, Why, and How Much

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    | Contributor(s):: Roxanne Greitz Miller

    Last spring, North America was gripped in the largest pet food recall in history. News outlets reported tens of thousands of dogs and cats becoming ill, and many dying, as a result of ingesting contaminated pet food. Several pet owners have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers and...

  11. Identification of Meat Species in Pet Foods Using a Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Assay

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    | Contributor(s):: Tara A. Okuma, Rosalee S. Hellberg

    Product mislabeling, adulteration, and substitution are increasing concerns in highly processed foods, including pet foods. Although regulations exist for pet foods, there is currently a lack of information on the prevalence of pet food mislabeling. The objective of this study was to perform a...

  12. “Their Pets Are Loved Members of Their Family”: Animal Ownership, Food Insecurity, and the Value of Having Pet Food Available in Food Banks

    | Contributor(s):: Rauktis, Mary Elizabeth, Rose, Lynda, Chen, Qi, Martone, Rachel, Martello, Amy

    National estimates of household food security fail to take into account the animals in the household, and studies conducted by animal welfare, veterinary, and pet product associations have not estimated the extent to which pets experience food insecurity. Yet the proliferation of dedicated pet...

  13. Behaviour in order to evaluate the palatability of pet food in domestic cats

    | Contributor(s):: Becques, Aurélie, Larose, Claire, Baron, Céline, Niceron, Cécile, Féron, Christophe, Gouat, Patrick

    Palatability of pet food has been mainly assessed by intake ratios. In the present study we have searched for behavioural clues of food palatability in domestic cats Felis catus. Two diets differing in palatability (Very Palatable Kibbles and Low Palatable Kibbles) were evaluated by a panel of 17...

  14. Evaluation of Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead and Mercury Contamination in Over-the-Counter Available Dry Dog Foods With Different Animal Ingredients (Red Meat, Poultry, and Fish)

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    | Contributor(s):: Hyun-Tae Kim, John P. Loftus, Sabine Mann, Joseph J. Wakshlag

    Objectives: To examine the relative levels of heavy metals and arsenic content in commercial dog foods (arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury) of 51 over-the-counter maintenance or all-life-stage dry dog foods. All products were chosen and segregated based on meat sources (fish, poultry,...

  15. Expanding on current methods employed for investigating pet food stability

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    | Contributor(s):: Jessica Jayne Learey

    The Australian petfood sector continues to grow due to the 'humanisation' of pets. Ingredients added to petfood have the potential to degrade to harmful products making detection important. In this research various analytical methods were adapted to improve detection of products found...

  16. Interacao homem-animal de companhia no municipio de Paragominas, sudeste do Para

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    | Contributor(s):: Santos, R. C. B., Moura, K. B., Sousa e Sousa, E., Oliveira, R. A. de, Soares, B. C., Melo, W. de O.

    Objective of this study was to characterize the creation of companion animals raised in the southeastern region of Para. The study was conducted in the municipality of Paragominas-PA, from June to July 2015. The method used in data collection was the survey with questionnaires containing open...

  17. A Perspective from Pet Owners toward the Development in Pet Supplies Industry

    | Contributor(s):: Chen Chunsheng

    From the 1950s onwards, pets were generally obtained by picking up, sheltering, donating or adoption, until the 1950s, the phenomenon of pet commodity trading began on the market, and the pet was never a commodity to a "exchange value" generation. According to the statistics of the COA,...

  18. A two pan feeding trial with companion dogs: considerations for future testing

    | Contributor(s):: Jodi C. Vondran

    Palatability of pet foods is judged by the use of animals in colonies. Pet food manufacturers would like to understand how palatable a food is compared to another food. This generally is accomplished by a two pan test where a pet has the opportunity to freely choose between two foods. Preference...

  19. Vegetarian versus Meat-Based Diets for Companion Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Andrew Knight, Madelaine Leitsberger

    Companion animal owners are increasingly concerned about the links between degenerative health conditions, farm animal welfare problems, environmental degradation, fertilizers and herbicides, climate change, and causative factors; such as animal farming and the consumption of animal products....

  20. The influence of human behaviors in the increased prevalence of overweight dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Nora J. Nealon, Julie M. Fagan

    An increasing number of dogs are falling into the overweight and obese categories, paralleling the rise in obesity over the past few decades in people. This suggests that dogs, which interact closely with people, have been influenced by our sedentary lifestyles, over-sized portions and diets high...