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The vital role collagen plays in pet nutrition

Pet owners prioritize nutritious foods for holistic pet health, and now acknowledge collagen and its role in maintaining inner and outer health and well-being
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Pets deserve the best too

As pet owners, we constantly strive to provide the best possible care for our furry friends. One often overlooked but crucial aspect of pet nutrition is the inclusion of collagen in their diet. Collagen, a protein abundant in connective tissues, plays a vital role in maintaining the overall health and well-being of our beloved companions.

Forward-thinking pet parents demand quality

An increasing number of pet owners are recognizing the importance of collagen in their furry companions' diets, leading to a growing trend of opting for high-collagen pet food options. As awareness of the benefits of collagen continues to spread, individuals are seeking pet foods that go beyond basic nutritional requirements to address specific health concerns. These conscientious pet owners understand that collagen is not only a vital protein for joint health but also plays a pivotal role in promoting healthy skin, a glossy coat, and overall digestive well-being in their pets. By choosing pet foods enriched with collagen from natural sources like bone broth or collagen supplements, these pet owners are making a proactive effort to support their pets' longevity and quality of life, recognizing that a holistic approach to nutrition contributes to their four-legged friends' overall health and happiness.

Back to the basics of collagen

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the bodies of both humans and animals. In pets, it is a key component of connective tissues, including bones, joints, ligaments, and skin. This structural protein provides strength, elasticity, and support to various bodily structures, contributing to the overall mobility and vitality of our pets.

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We have you covered

Essentia manufactures PetNutrio™, a high in collagen and amino acids ingredient derived from beef, chicken, or seafood raw materials. It is conveniently available in powder or paste format and can be added directly to pet food to immediately improve the nutritional profile.

PetNutrio™ is pure collagen and a powerhouse protein that should not be overlooked in your pet's diet. With all these benefits for health and improvement to a pet’s quality of life, there is no downside to opting for collagen enriched foods. As responsible pet owners, incorporating collagen-rich foods into our pets' diets can contribute significantly to their overall health and happiness, allowing them to lead active and fulfilling lives.

Collagen encompasses the top health claims for pet food product launches from H2 2018 – H1 2023.

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Protein solutions can work for you

Our range of human grade protein solutions can do a lot to improve the quality and nutritional value of pet food products. In addition to adding protein, they are clean label ingredients that deliver other functionalities such as added flavor, texture and yield. Make some inquiries about co-creating to find out how we can help optimize your pet food recipe. Take the first step by contacting a representative near you.


Disclaimer: None of the ingredients listed here are intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.