How does the process of extrusion affect the feed for our dogs
While thermal processing (extrusion) pet food offers a number of benefits, extensive processing can increase the variability, destroy essential nutrients and create bad products.
Thermal processing, also known as cooking or extruded pet food, offers a number of benefits, including convenience, better taste and texture, consistency, improved pathogen control whilst also reducing spoilage. However, extensive processing can destroy essential nutrients and create an unhealthy reaction through its byproducts. From the perspective of a food formulator, this creates a dilemma on how to ensure that the product is sufficiently fortified avoiding excessive addition of nutrients.