What makes some dog food irresistable? • Earth.com

What makes some dog food irresistable?


Today’s Video of the Day from the American Chemical Society series Reactions describes the science behind the perfect dog food.

What is it that keeps dogs interested in coming back for the same meal every day?

Most dog food formulas are similar, consisting of grains, meats, fats, vitamins, and additives.

The secret to attracting dogs, however, are special ingredients developed by flavor chemists called palatants. These chemicals, which literally smell like dead bodies, are often sprayed on the outside of dog food kibbles to keep canines coming back for more.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: American Chemical Society

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