Animal nutrition

Ingredient solutions for pet food applications

Meet consumer demands for clean label nutritional pet food and treats

Today’s pet owners are passionate about supporting the health and happiness of their four-legged friends. In fact, according to a recent study, consumers consider themselves as parents of pets, and they are feeding their pets high-quality foods with clean labels and environmentally conscious claims. They are increasingly looking for functional benefits such as digestive health, heart health and eye health.1

With consumer demand becoming increasingly dynamic and the “humanization of pets” propelling innovation, you have a lot to consider — from clean label ingredients to health benefits and research behind nutrition to enhanced functionality, improved appearance and texture for your animal products. Plus, sustainability and sourcing considerations, and more.

Additionally, owners of cattle, swine, poultry and aquaculture farms are looking to ensure livestock health, minimizing distress and maintaining or increasing animal production. Work with us to formulate next-generation animal feed to satisfy ever-more discerning livestock owners with an eye on the bottom line — and the growth and health of the animal.

1Global Annual Pet Food Report, Innova, 2018

Growth trends in clean label pet foods and treats

Curious about the clean-label claims boosting pet food and treat sales? Explore trends and opportunities with an infographic from Ingredion’s experts.

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Animal nutrition ingredients

Deliver on-trend solutions

Make pets and their owners happy with on-trend pet foods that combine high quality with nutritional value and clean labels. With our ingredients for animals and innovation expertise, you can answer demand for digestive and immune health benefits, gluten-free/grain-free ingredients for animals, and products made with simple, clean label and non-GMO ingredients. When you work with us, you can:

  • Formulate with our grain-free and clean label pulse ingredients
  • Take advantage of a wide range of binding and texture ingredients
  • Deliver digestive and immune health benefits
  • Incorporate American-made ingredient solutions
  • Improve functionality, reduce breakage and improve the appearance of your end products
  • Deliver clean label declarations, from pure and simple ingredients to non-GMO and organic
  • Differentiate with human-grade ingredients for animals that are grain-free and gluten-free

“Do the little things well” is a basic mantra while raising livestock. Vital management of the smallest areas of your business can reap big rewards. Reducing animal stress, improving nutrient absorption and lowering feed costs can offset many inherent productivity and profitability risks.

Try our ingredient and feed solutions, ranging from prebiotic fibers, starches and pulse flours to food-grade polyols (to replace biodiesel-based glycerin) and corn gluten meal. Tap into our expertise to help you navigate market volatility, meet your production goals and stay ahead of trends.

Nutritious ingredients for healthy animals

Our nature-based ingredient solutions perform a range of beneficial functions, including prebiotic fiber and clean-label formulations for pets and livestock. For example, our FORTIFEED® prebiotic soluble fiber, derived from pure sugar cane, is scientifically verified to support digestive and immune health benefits in companion animals.

Create on-trend pet food and treats with powerful plant-based solutions

Formulate the pet food and treats that consumers will love feeding to their four-legged family members with innovative plant-based solutions from Ingredion.

FORTIFEED® scFOS prebiotic soluble fiber supports digestive wellbeing

Pet owners want what’s best for their pets. And they want to add value to what their pets eat. Our FORTIFEED® scFOS (short chain fructooligosaccharide) prebiotic fiber is scientifically verified to support digestive and immune health benefits – helping you positively impact the gastrointestinal ecosystem of cats and dogs.

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