Developing pet food products includes figuring out the right mix of nutrients for your brand. This involves considering how nutritional components help address health concerns in pets. 

Nutrient supplementation in pet food offers a great opportunity to strengthen your business pet by offering consumers with nutrient combinations that help build a healthier, more meaningful life for pets. 

Considering taurine for pet food formulation  

Taurine is a type of amino acid that aids in protecting heart tissues and preventing obesity. Insufficient taurine levels in pets can cause health problems, specifically ones related to the heart.  

This is why taurine, an indispensable amino acid found in Addiction Foods, poses such a significant role in pet nutrition formulation and in developing food for dogs under our brand.  

Although naturally occurring in some meats, taurine supplementation in pet food production ensures that pets get the most out of this important building block while feeding, strengthening a brand’s foothold on providing better pet nutrition through its pet food. 

Taurine deficiency and dilated cardiomyopathy: what you need to know as manufacturers 

Dilated Cardiomyopathy or DCM is a disease that causes heart inflammation. This condition may give rise to a variety of health issues and may eventually lead to congestive heart failure, among other heart diseases.  

Tell-tale signs of DCM in dogs include reduced exercise tolerance, abnormal heart sounds or irregular heart rhythm, coughing and excessive panting, as well as the loss of appetite and swelling of the abdomen. In severe cases, dogs may also briefly lose consciousness.

With our help, pet food manufacturers like you can now incorporate more essential nutrients such as taurine into your chosen recipes.

Addiction Foods formulates taurine supplementation in all its pet food, even with no requirement by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) to do so. This ensures that your customers’ dogs get all the benefits of taurine in each Addiction Foods bag, alongside other key nutrients. 

The right partner for your perfect mix 

At Addiction Private Label Division, we believe that staying informed and being up-to-date with the latest innovations in pet food production are the most powerful tools for manufacturers and distributors like you. Nutrient formulation, such as taurine supplementation, is but one of the many expert bits of advice that our dedicated nutritionists have to offer when you partner with us.

Having close to two decades of expertise in pet food nutrition, we produce the finest-quality dry food and treats using more than 200 responsibly-sourced ingredients, complemented by research and pet food science.

We are proud to call New Zealand home where the highest food safety standards, free-range meats and organic produce combine to offer the ideal pantry of the purest ingredients to produce your new brand of pet food with us.

Talk to us about potential partnerships or choose from our product range to suit your needs.

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