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➥INGREDIENT ISSUES
grass has been evaluated in chick
diets to validate that there were no
harmful effects due to its use. In
that work it performed similarly
to other fiber sources like beet

pulp and cellulose. As a material
input during production of pet
foods it behaves similarly to other
fiber sources and mixes uniformly.
During extrusion processing (10%

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inclusion) of dog and cat diets
it behaved in a manner similar
to cellulose, though one would
want to monitor water and steam
addition in the preconditioner and
extruder due to its water absorptive
capacity and adjust accordingly.
In feeding studies with dogs
and cats, the digestibility of diets
that included Miscanthus grass
performed in a manner similar to
diets with cellulose but differed
from beet pulp. Beet pulp, being
a more fermentable fiber, influenced colonic fermentation, which
decreased protein digestibility.
Food intake during the digestion
studies was not affected by fiber
source, but in a two-pan test there
were slight differences (though
in commercial applications with
flavors and fats added to the
product, no palatability issues
have been identified).
In a separate study, there
was also a tendency for cats fed
a Miscanthus grass-containing
diet (10%) to have lower quantities of hair in their feces by virtue
of dilution as the fecal volume
increased. This would suggest
that it might have application in
hairball-focused formulations.
Miscanthus grass contains some
hemicellulose and lignin that
cellulose does not. Thus, it was
originally thought that it might
be intermediate between cellulose and beet pulp regarding its
fermentability. However, in a twostage in vitro (benchtop) digestion-fermentation experiment
using canine feces as inoculum
representative of the colonic
contents, the Miscanthus grass
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Contents
Why newer pet food formats like freeze dried are rising
Speaking of…
News and Calendar
Insect protein key to Entoma Petfood’s innovation
Decline in dog breeders worries Japan pet food industry
How premiumization is driving pet food evolution
Dogs and cats readily accept insect-based protein and oil
Clean label pet food production and marketing lessons
Chinese pet food market offers opportunities, challenges
Challenges of pet food labeling and public perception
Miscanthus grass: a new fiber option for dog and cat diets
The pet space: from online to omnichannel to omnimarket
New Products
Marketplace
Advertiser’s Index
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Petfood Industry - June 2019 - How premiumization is driving pet food evolution
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Petfood Industry - June 2019 - Dogs and cats readily accept insect-based protein and oil
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Petfood Industry - June 2019 - Clean label pet food production and marketing lessons
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Petfood Industry - June 2019 - Chinese pet food market offers opportunities, challenges
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Petfood Industry - June 2019 - Challenges of pet food labeling and public perception
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Petfood Industry - June 2019 - Miscanthus grass: a new fiber option for dog and cat diets
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