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to dogs. Further, dogs fed rice had a more rapid time to peak
foods. Rice is a patty-raised grain which requires water
glucose and insulin than those fed diets with legume seeds.
flooding during growth. Arsenic is slightly water soluble and
Adolphe et al. (2015) confirmed that rice had a higher
therefore allows rice to absorb a higher amount (10X) than
glycemic response than peas in a canine diet. Bazolli et
other cereal grains. The level in rice is dependent on soil and
al. (2015) evaluated how the particle size of rice, corn and
water conditions in the growing region. It is not an economic
sorghum affected processing and nutrient utilization by
adulterant. Rather, arsenic is the 20th most common mineral
dogs, and found that the degree of grinding the rice did
in the earth's crust (14th in the sea and 12th in the human
not alter product density or overall starch utilization, but
body) and it occurs naturally in 245 different minerals. It has
did have some impact on colonic fermentation as noted by
many uses from coloring agent for glass, to wood preservadiffering short-chain fatty acid levels and proportions. This
tive, to herbicide/pesticide, and even to medicine - from
may have been an effect of
the soluble fiber fraction
found in the seed pericarp
differences between rice and
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the other grains. 
The response by cats may
differ. In one study, brewers rice included in feline diets at 35
coccidiostats to leukemia treatments. The dose and form are
percent was more completely digested than sorghum, corn,
all-important as it can be toxic and carcinogenic.
lentils and peas, but postprandial glycemic response did
This is especially important in countries where rice is
not differ appreciably from the legume seeds (de-Oliveira et
a staple for the majority of calories and consumed chronial., 2008). So, rice in cat diets may not have an appreciable
cally during early childhood development. Arsenic can also
glycemic influence as was once thought.
be concentrated as rice is processed into various products
(e.g., rice milk). The total arsenic is not as important as the
Consumer concerns: arsenic in rice
form and conditions during consumption (e.g., vitamin B12
There have been a number of consumer groups (see
deficiency). The inorganic form, rather than the bound (such
Consumer Reports, Clean Label Project, other pet food
as arsenobetaine found in marine sources), seems to be
rating sites) expressing concern about the level of arsenic
the most problematic. The inorganic form is often found in
identified in rice and rice products that are used in pet
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Petfood Industry - February 2018
Contents
As dog and cat food go, so goes US pet specialty channel
Industry News
New Products
Tuffy’s Pet Foods: Retail partnerships key to success
Elk, bison could reduce environmental impact of pet food
Australasia pet food market reflects Western trends
Updated pet food ingredient database simplifies research
Petfood Forum 2018 focuses on consumer trust, new research
Petfood Forum Asia 2018 offers latest pet food research
Should LA shelter dogs be vegan?
Rice: longstanding staple for calories in dog and cat diets
What influences pet owner shopping channel choices?
Marketplace
Advertiser’s Index
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Petfood Industry - February 2018 - CT2
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Petfood Industry - February 2018 - Cover2
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Petfood Industry - February 2018 - Contents
Petfood Industry - February 2018 - 3
Petfood Industry - February 2018 - As dog and cat food go, so goes US pet specialty channel
Petfood Industry - February 2018 - 5
Petfood Industry - February 2018 - Industry News
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Petfood Industry - February 2018 - New Products
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Petfood Industry - February 2018 - Tuffy’s Pet Foods: Retail partnerships key to success
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Petfood Industry - February 2018 - Elk, bison could reduce environmental impact of pet food
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Petfood Industry - February 2018 - Australasia pet food market reflects Western trends
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Petfood Industry - February 2018 - Updated pet food ingredient database simplifies research
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Petfood Industry - February 2018 - Petfood Forum 2018 focuses on consumer trust, new research
Petfood Industry - February 2018 - 37
Petfood Industry - February 2018 - Petfood Forum Asia 2018 offers latest pet food research
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Petfood Industry - February 2018 - Should LA shelter dogs be vegan?
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Petfood Industry - February 2018 - Rice: longstanding staple for calories in dog and cat diets
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Petfood Industry - February 2018 - What influences pet owner shopping channel choices?
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