Microalgae In Pet Food

Microalgae In Pet Food

Dr A C Beynen* was professor of veterinary nutrition at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands in the period of 1993-2007. Microalgae are single-celled, aquatic organisms. They use sunlight or nutrient calories as energy source for...
Yeast In Petfood

Yeast In Petfood

By  Dr Anton C Beynen*Many dog and cat foods declare a yeast ingredient, most commonly brewer’s dried yeast, but also yeast extract, yeast cell walls, selenium yeast or yeast culture. Brewer’s yeast is a by-product from the brewing of beer or ale. Extracts and cell...
Yeast In Petfood

MCT In Dog Food

By  Dr A C Beynen* Dr A C Beynen was professor of veterinary nutrition at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands in the period of 1993-2007. MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides: liquid lipids consisting of saturated fatty acids...
Yeast In Petfood

Prebiotics In Cat Food

By  Dr Anton C Beynen* Prebiotics can be defined as dietary arbohydrates that resist the cats’ digestive enzymes and pass to the hindgut where they fall prey to bacteria. In other words, prebiotics are indigestible, fermentable carbohydrates. Most plant ingredients in...
FOS In Dog Food

FOS In Dog Food

FOS (fructo-oligosaccharides) refers to a group of carbohydrates consisting of bonded fructose units. Labels of dog foods with added FOS declare it as such, as inulin, or as chicory root, extract or powder. Inulins present in or isolated from chicory roots are FOS...