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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May 2, 2019

Fat Type and Amount: Its Impact on Palatability

Author: Greg Hibbard

AFB International’s recent research on preferences in kibble fat sources and concentrations can be found in the May issue of Petfood Industry Magazine in a new white paper titled “Fat Type and Amount: Its Impact on Palatability”. Led by AFB scientist Greg Hibbard, these findings were also presented in a poster session at the 2019 […]

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October 13, 2017

AFB International is your Palatability Training Resource

Author: Brooke Eiler

​Palatability companies will happily spend time with pet food professionals, educating them about palatability options and considerations. But at the rate the industry is growing and changing, newcomers are joining pet food every day. Fortunately, an e-learning option has become available via Global Pets Academy. The module, entitled “Principles of Palatability,” is designed to help pet food professionals quickly learn about pet food palatability.

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