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vinegar has been reported to help control obesity,
produced by fermenting apple juice. In the commeraid triglyceride and cholesterol metabolism, and help
cial process, apples are brought into the facility and
manage diabetes and post-prandial glucose levels.
crushed, and juice is pressed from the pomace. The
There are reports that it may have cardiovascular
first fermentation converts the sugars to alcohol
effects, impact blood pressure, reduce tumor develop(ethanol) under aerobic conditions, then this is
ment, possess anti-inflammatory effects and possibly
fermented with acetobacter spp. that yields acetic acid.
reduce stress. It most certainly has antimicrobial
Apple cider vinegar is typically cloudy as some of the
effects and has been used as such for centuries to
microbial culture, "the mother" as it is often described,
remains in the product. This is then distilled and
stabilize foods in various forms of pickling. That's a lot
pasteurized. Much like other household vinegars, the
of roles for a single ingredient.
active element in apple cider vinegar is acetic acid and
Whether these effects translate to the dog or cat
themselves or as a preservative for
their food is not well documented.
Numerous websites list the virtues of
vinegar for pets; they typically include
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things ranging from supplementation, to dermal remedies, to removing
usually at a concentration of 3% to 5%.
unwanted odors. Some even claim that apple cider
vinegar will prevent urine spots in the lawn. Claims
This acetic acid is a two-carbon short-chain fatty acid
range from a benefit to digestion, improved nutrient
and is a normal part of animal metabolism. It is also one of
absorption, reduced gastric distress and improved
the short-chain fatty acids produced by fermentation in the
colonic health. While evidence is lacking, there is
colon. This is not something new and unknown. Acetic acid
clearly a great deal of conviction about its benefits. A
has been evaluated regarding its impact on canine and feline
more thorough understanding of what this ingredient
metabolism for more than 80 years for its ketogenic activity.
is and can do would be helpful.
In addition to the acetic acid, apple cider vinegar is
reputed to contain appreciable quantities of potassium,
What is apple cider vinegar?
but the level (0.073%, according to the U.S. Department of
At the ingredient level, apple cider vinegar is
Agriculture's Nutrient Database) is merely reflective of the

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Contents
US pet food market update: winners and losers
Speaking of…
News and Calendar
Heed Foods focuses on dog gut health to differentiate
Premium pet foods’ mass market retail success stories
Latin America pet food update: Growth in Mexico, online
Petfood Forum tackles market forces, sustainability, CBD
The future of US pet food labeling
Apple cider vinegar: Natural ingredient for pet foods?
2020 pet product sales growth hindsight
New Products
Marketplace
Advertiser’s Index
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Petfood Industry - March 2020 - US pet food market update: winners and losers
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Petfood Industry - March 2020 - Speaking of…
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Petfood Industry - March 2020 - News and Calendar
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Petfood Industry - March 2020 - Heed Foods focuses on dog gut health to differentiate
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