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Why is there dry yeast in dog food?

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Dog food is a nutritional food specially provided for dogs. It is a high-end animal food between human food and traditional livestock and poultry feed.

Its main function is to provide the most basic nutrients needed for life guarantee, growth, development and health of animal dogs. It has the advantages of comprehensive nutrition, high digestion and absorption rate, scientific formula, quality standards, convenient feeding and prevention of certain diseases.

It can be roughly divided into two categories: puffed grain and steamed grain.

Dry yeast is often added to pet foods as a source of highly palatable protein and can be added before heat treatment or after spraying. Martins et al (2013) demonstrated that dogs preferred foods made from dry or hydrolyzed yeast to foods that did not contain yeast ingredients.

Currently, due to concerns about future animal protein demand, these products are being applied as alternative protein sources while meeting market trends such as “plant-based”, vegan, label-friendly and sustainable.

Typically, yeast is not harmful to dogs. In fact, yeast is a common ingredient in many dog food brands because it provides B vitamins and other nutrients. However, it’s important to note that just as some people may be allergic to yeast, some dogs may also have yeast allergies. If your dog displays an allergic reaction to yeast, such as itching, it’s best to seek the advice of your veterinarian. It is also important to ensure that the yeast used in dog food is high quality and safe to eat.

Yeast-based ingredients: Yeast and related ingredients are widely used in the pet food industry and are popular for their functional advantages and impact on product taste.

Good for plant-based, meat-free pet foods: Given the growing focus on plant-based diets, yeast is expected to become more popular in pet foods. Although yeast is a biological microorganism, it does not have a nervous system, which means it does not feel pain. This makes yeast an attractive ingredient in meat-free diets and especially suitable for vegetarian dog foods. Additionally, yeast is a sustainable protein source with a much lower carbon footprint than meat. As a result, some industry experts and startups believe that fermented yeast protein is the future protein source for dog food.

Nutritional Benefits: Many studies have been conducted on the flavor properties of yeast, but there is still potential to uncover more interesting results, especially involving combinations of various dietary ingredients. Skin and coat health, gut health, immune-modulating properties, and protein, amino acid, nutrient and mineral levels are all subjects of ongoing research.

What are the benefits of dogs eating fermented feed?

1. Eating fermented dog food can reduce dog odor.

Regulate stool. The probiotics in fermented dog food can effectively reduce the skatole, indole, hydrogen sulfide, etc. produced by intestinal microorganisms and reduce the odor of feces.

Improve anal glands. The anus is the same as the rectum. The flora in the dog’s intestines can affect the flora in the anal glands and reduce the odor of the anal gland contents.

Perfect body surface. The microorganisms on the dog’s body surface are related to the microorganisms in the feces. Reducing the odor on the dog’s body surface should fundamentally regulate the intestinal flora.

2. Eating fermented dog food can promote the dog’s absorption of vitamins and trace elements, prevent the occurrence of intestinal diseases, make the dog well-nourished, and make the hair shiny;

3. Eating fermented dog food can improve your dog’s immunity. Dogs with adequate nutrition and appropriate intestinal flora can naturally increase their resistance.


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