September 19, 2019

Ensuring Coating Consistency

Author: Punyatoya Mohapatra

Customers often ask us questions like:  “Is the adherence of the palatant consistent throughout my production process?” or “Am I applying too much or too little palatant?” Pet food manufacturers know that a consistent palatant coating leads to better product performance. AFB has the methods to measure the expected amount of palatant that adheres to […]

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August 21, 2019

Measuring Cats’ Food Enjoyment

Author: Susan Jojola

Typical cat food palatability assessment methods like two-bowl or one-bowl trials are a valuable way to evaluate food preference and acceptance.  AFB International also wanted to determine other ways to evaluate cat food enjoyment, and develop new methods that would be representative of what a pet parent might experience at home.  To learn more about […]

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June 3, 2019

Promoting Healthy Habits to Address Pet Obesity

Author: Dr. Amy Wolff

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), more than half of U.S. pets are considered overweight or obese, and the number affected is expected to continue to rise. Weight concerns in pets are a significant issue for veterinarians, pet owners and society as a whole. Obesity is a big risk factor for many diseases […]

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