Learning Center - Pet Nutrition

What Is Ingredient Splitting?

October 25, 2015
What is ingredient splitting? Ingredient splitting is the practice of subdividing a more abundant — yet inferior quality — ingredient into smaller portions.  This tactic might be used to artificially raise a protein(meat) item to a higher position on an ingredient panel, which results in more inferior quality ingredients moving... Read More

Reading Ingredient Panels

October 25, 2015
Ingredient panels on all pet foods must list all of the ingredients present in the food in order of weight. Understanding the ingredient panels will allow you, the consumer, to make more educated decisions when making your pet's nutrition choices as you will be able to better identify the... Read More

Understanding Product Names

October 25, 2015
Pet food labeling is regulated at two levels. The federal regulations, enforced by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), establish standards applicable for all animal feeds: proper identification of product, net quantity statement, manufacturer's name and address, and proper listing of ingredients. Some states also enforce their... Read More