Michelle Sandau, Ph.D., Director, Research & Development at AFB had the privilege of speaking at Petfood Forum in Kansas City, MO, USA in May. The topic of her presentation was “Specialty pet food formulations: Bridging the gap between emotions and science.” During this presentation, Sandau discussed bridging the gap between...
Kibble Shape and its Effect on Feline Palatability
Creating a product that satisfies a cat’s preference can be challenging. Drivers such as aroma, taste and temperature are important in determining if a cat will prefer a particular food. A cat’s teeth are made for shearing and tearing, thus making kibble texture and size another factor in determining which food cats find palatable.
Researchers at AFB International wanted to determine if kibble shape also affected the palatability of dry cat foods. For our results, download our “KIBBLE SHAPE AND ITS EFFECT ON FELINE PALATABILITY” Whitepaper.