Dogs prefer peas

Peas are a natural palatable ingredient for dogs. Studies by Dr. Keith Behnke at Kansas State University revealed dogs preferred diets containing peas (15% of diet) versus control diets by a ratio of 3,8:1. In other work, first approach, first taste and concumption data for dog foods containing 12,5% peas did not differ significantly from that of a high-end, meat-based commercial dog food, and that minimal reformulation work will be required to incorporate this ingredient.

The diversity of nutrients found within peas is unigue, and positions them well as an ingredient capable of contributing to the complex nutritional requirements of pets.

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