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    • Pet food

    • Pet food is plant or animal material intended for consumption by pets. Typically sold in pet stores and supermarkets, it is usually specific to the type of animal, such as dog food or cat food. Most meat used for nonhuman animals is a byproduct of the human food industry, and is not regarded as "human grade". Four com ... Read »


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    • 2007 pet food recalls

    • The 2007 pet food recalls comprise the contamination and wide recall of many brands of cat and dog foods beginning in March 2007, and the ensuing developments involving the human food supply. The recalls in North America, Europe, and South Africa came in response to reports of renal failure in pets. Initially, the reca ... Read »


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    • Animal digest

    • Animal digest is a common ingredient used in pet foods. As defined by the Association of American Feed Control Officials, digest is produced by the chemical or enzymatic hydrolysis of clean animal tissue that has not undergone decomposition. These animal tissues may not include hair, horns, teeth, hooves, and feathers, ... Read »


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    • Animal product

    • An animal product is any material derived from the body of an animal. Examples are fat, flesh, blood, milk, eggs, and lesser known products, such as isinglass and rennet. Animal by-products, as defined by the USDA, are products harvested or manufactured from livestock OTHER than muscle meat Read »


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    • Aquarium fish feeder

    • Aquarium fish feeders are electric or electronic devices that are designed to feed aquarium fish at regular intervals. They are often used to feed fish when the aquarist is on vacation or is too busy to maintain a regular feeding schedule. Fish feeders are usually clamped to the wall of the tank just over the wate ... Read »


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    • Bird food

    • Bird food is food (often varieties of seeds, nuts, or dried fruits) eaten by birds. While most bird food is fed to commercial fowl, people also use bird food to feed pet birds or wild birds. The various types of bird food reflect the species of bird that can be fed, whether they are carnivores or nectar eating birds. ... Read »


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    • Blaptica dubia

    • Blaptica dubia

      Blaptica dubia, the Dubia roach, also known as the orange-spotted cockroach,Guyana spotted cockroach, or Argentinian wood cockroach, is a medium-sized species of cockroach which grows to around 4.0–4.5 cm (1.6–1.8 in). They are sexually dimorphic; adult males have full wings covering their body, while f ... Read »


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    • Brewers rice

    • Brewers' rice is the small milled fragments of rice kernels that have been separated from the larger kernels of milled rice. Brewers' rice is a processed rice product that is missing many of the nutrients contained in whole ground rice and brown rice thus reducing the quality Brewers' rice and second heads are one of ... Read »


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    • Butterworm

    • Butterworm

      The Chilean moth (Chilecomadia moorei) is a moth of the Cossidae family. The butterworm is the larval form and is commonly used as fishing bait in South America. Butterworms, like mealworms, are used as food for insectivore pets, such as geckos and other reptiles, as their scent and bright color help attract the more ... Read »


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    • Cat food

    • Cat food is food for consumption by cats. Cats have requirements for their specific dietary nutrients. Certain nutrients, including many vitamins and amino acids, are degraded by the temperatures, pressures and chemical treatments used during manufacture, and hence must be added after manufacture to avoid nutritional d ... Read »


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    • Cereal food fines

    • Cereal Food Fines are a byproduct or left-over of breakfast cereal food processing. Usually the source is unknown and sometimes this product is used in low quality dog food. The quality is unknown and fines may contain artificial sweeteners or other additives. A patent definition states that they "often will contain a ... Read »


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    • Chicken meal

    • Chicken meal, according to the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), is the dry rendered product from a combination of clean chicken flesh and skin with or without accompanying bone, derived from whole carcasses of chicken, exclusive of feathers, heads, feet and entrails. A meal in general is "an ingr ... Read »


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    • Corn gluten meal

    • Corn gluten meal (CGM) is a byproduct of corn (maize) processing that has historically been used as an animal feed. It can also be used as an organic herbicide. The word gluten here is inexact; there is no true gluten in corn, but simply corn proteins. The expression "corn gluten" is colloquial jargon that describes c ... Read »


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    • Dog bakery

    • A dog bakery is a business that produces fresh baked goods for dogs. The first dog bakery, Famous Fido, opened in 1979 on Chicago, Illinois's north side. Many dog bakeries carry specialty pastries and treats especially for dogs with allergies, dietary needs, or bad breath. There is a trend among United States consumer ... Read »


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    • Dog biscuit

    • A dog biscuit is a hard biscuit-based dietary supplement for dogs or other canines, similar to human snack food. Dog biscuits tend to be hard and dry. Dog biscuits may be sold in a flat bone-shape. Some manufacturers claim the dry and hard biscuit texture helps clean the dog's teeth, promoting oral health. "Dog's bre ... Read »


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    • Dog food

    • Dog food refers to food specifically intended for consumption by dogs. Like all carnivores, dogs have sharp, pointed teeth, and have short gastrointestinal tracts better suited for the consumption of meat. In spite of this natural carnivorous design, dogs have still managed to adapt over thousands of years to survive o ... Read »


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    • Filler (animal food)

    • In processed animal foods, a filler is an ingredient added to provide dietary fiber, bulk or some other non-nutritive purpose. Products like corncobs, feathers, soy, cottonseed hulls, peanut hulls, citrus pulp, screening, weeds, straw, and cereal by-products are often included as inexpensive fillers or low-grade fiber ... Read »


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    • Aquarium fish feed

    • Aquarium fish feed is plant or animal material intended for consumption by pet fish kept in aquariums or ponds. Fish foods normally contain macro nutrients, trace elements and vitamins necessary to keep captive fish in good health. Approximately 80% of fishkeeping hobbyists feed their fish exclusively prepared foods th ... Read »


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    • Fish meal

    • Fish meal, or fishmeal, is a commercial product mostly made from fish that are not generally used for human consumption; a small portion is made from the bones and offal left over from processing fish used for human consumption, while the larger percentage is manufactured from sustainable, managed, and monitored fish s ... Read »


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    • Flightless fruit fly

    • Flightless fruit flies (Order Diptera) encompasses a variety of different species of fly, such as Drosophila melanogaster, Bactrocera cucurbitae, Bactrocera dorsalis, and Drosophila hydei, with genetic mutations that cause them to be flightless. These genetic mutations may have different results such as the development ... Read »


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    • Freshpet

    • Freshpet

      Freshpet is an American manufacturer of refrigerated food and treats for dogs and cats using natural ingredients, and are the first in the fresh and refrigerated category to be distributed across North America. It was founded in 2006 and combines meats with fruits and vegetables to make foods and treats for pets. Fresh ... Read »


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    • Freshpet select

    • Freshpet Select is a brand of Freshpet dog and cat food recipes. Freshpet Select recipes are made with fresh meat and poultry that is pasteurized, mixed with vegetables and then immediately chilled. All Freshpet select recipes are meat based with vegetables and brown rice and are gently cooked. Freshpet foods are refr ... Read »


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    • Grape seed oil

    • Grape Seed Oil

      Grape seed oil (also called grapeseed oil or grape oil) is pressed from the seeds of grapes, and is thus an abundant by-product of winemaking. Grape seed oil has a moderately high smoke point of approximately 216 °C (421 °F). Due to its clean, light taste, and high polyunsaturated fat content, it may b ... Read »


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    • Gut loading

    • Gut loading is the process by which an animal's prey is raised and fed nutritious foods with the intention of passing those nutrients to the animal for which the prey is intended. This term is used most often in reference to the preparation of insects, such as crickets and mealworms, or mice which are used as food for ... Read »


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    • Hermetia illucens

    • Hermetia illucens

      Hermetia illucens, the black soldier fly, is a common and widespread fly of the family Stratiomyidae. The larvae and adults are considered neither pests nor vectors. Instead, black soldier fly larvae play a similar role to that of redworms as essential decomposers in breaking down organic substrates and returning nutri ... Read »


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    • House cricket

    • House cricket

      Acheta domestica, commonly called the house cricket, is a cricket most likely native to Southwestern Asia, but has spread worldwide. They are commercially bred as food for pets such as amphibians, arthropods, birds, and reptiles, but can be kept as pets themselves, as has been the case in China and Japan. The hous ... Read »


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    • Lab block

    • Lab block is the specially formulated food fed to mice and rats kept in a laboratory. It is commonly accepted as providing all the necessary nutrients in appropriate quantity in order for the animals to remain healthy. The main ingredient in most block food is typically corn, followed by soy. ... Read »


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    • Lamb meal

    • Lamb meal is a popular ingredient in dog food. It is the dry rendered part from mammal tissues, specially prepared for feeding purposes by tanking under live steam or dry rendering. Though the meat has been cooked, dried, and ground, it is still meat, and has not had any blood, hair, hoof, horn, hide trimmings, manure, ... Read »


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    • Live food

    • Live food is living food for carnivorous or omnivorous animals kept in captivity; Live foods commonly available are crickets (both Gryllus bimaculatus and Acheta domesticus commonly), waxworms (Galleria mellonella), mealworms (Tenebrio molitor), Superworms (Zophobas morio) and locusts (a number of species are seen com ... Read »


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    • Manduca sexta

    • Manduca sexta

      Manduca sexta is a moth of the family Sphingidae present through much of the American continent. Commonly known as the Carolina sphinx moth (as adults) and the tobacco hornworm and the goliath worm (as larvae), it is closely related to and often confused with the very similar tomato hornworm (Manduca quinquemaculata); ... Read »


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    • Mealworm

    • Mealworm

      Mealworms are the larval form of the mealworm beetle, Tenebrio molitor, a species of darkling beetle. Like all holometabolic insects, they go through four life stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Larvae typically measure about 2.5 cm or more, whereas adults are generally between 1.25 and 1.8 cm in length. T ... Read »


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    • Panagrellus redivivus

    • Panagrellus redivivus

      Chaos redivivum Linnaeus, 1767 The free-living nematode Panagrellus redivivus (sour paste nematode, or beer mat nematode from its occurrence in constantly moist felt beer mats), is known to many aquarium enthusiasts and fish keepers as the micro-worm. It is a tiny roundworm used as the first food for larger kinds of n ... Read »


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    • Poultry by-product meal

    • Poultry by-product meal (PBM) is a high-protein commodity used as a major component in some pet foods. It is made from grinding clean, rendered parts of poultry carcasses and can contain bones, offal and undeveloped eggs, but only contains feathers that are unavoidable in the processing of the poultry parts. Poultry by ... Read »


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    • Raw feeding

    • Raw feeding is the practice of feeding domestic dogs, cats and other carnivores a diet primarily of uncooked meat, edible bones, and organs. Supporters of raw feeding believe that the natural diet of raw meat, bones, and organs is nutritionally superior to cooked meat and commercial pet food. They argue that a careful ... Read »


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    • Rice hulls

    • Rice hulls (or rice husks) are the hard protecting coverings of grains of rice. In addition to protecting rice during the growing season, rice hulls can be put to use as building material, fertilizer, insulation material, or fuel. Rice hulls are the coatings of seeds, or grains, of rice. The husk protects the seed ... Read »


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    • Soybean meal

    • Soybean meal is used in food and animal feeds, principally as a protein supplement, but also as a source of metabolizable energy. Typically 1 bushel (i.e. 60 lbs. or 27.2 kg) of soybeans yields 48 lbs. (21.8 kg) of soybean meal. Some, but not all, soybean meal is produced from the residue left after oil extractio ... Read »


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    • Tenebrio obscurus

    • Tenebrio obscurus

      Tenebrio obscurus, or the dark mealworm, is a species of darkling beetle. The larvae, when used as feeder insects for reptile and amphibian pets, are known as mini mealworms. These insects should not be confused with younger mealworms (Tenebrio molitor) or with the confused flour beetle (Tribolium confusum), which is a ... Read »


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    • Tropical house cricket

    • Gryllodes sigillatus, known commonly as the Tropical house cricket, Indian house cricket, or the banded cricket, is a small cricket probably native to Southwestern Asia, but has spread throughout tropical regions worldwide. Like its relative the House cricket, the Tropical house cricket is also raised commercially for ... Read »


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    • Turkestan cockroach

    • Turkestan cockroach

      Shelfordella lateralis (Walker, 1868)Periplaneta lateralis (Walker, 1868)Pariplaneta tartara Saussure, 1874Shelfordella tartara Saussure, 1874Shelfordella lateralis zarudnyi Adelung, 1910Shelfordella ahngeri Adelung 1910Paralobotoptera sillemi Hantisch, 1935 The Turkestan cockroach (Blatta lateralis, or Shelfordella l ... Read »


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    • Waxworm

    • Waxworm

      Greater wax moth (Galleria mellonella)Indian meal moth (Plodia interpunctella) Waxworms are the caterpillar larvae of wax moths, which belong to the snout moth family (Pyralidae). Two closely related species are commercially bred – the lesser wax moth (Achroia grisella) and the greater wax moth (Galleria mellonel ... Read »


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    • Wheat middlings

    • Wheat middlings (also known as millfeed, wheat mill run, or wheat midds) are the product of the wheat milling process that is not flour; they are used to make fodder for and pets. The term is somewhat imprecise, as it does not take into account the various mill streams and proportions that are combined and ultimately ... Read »


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    • Zophobas morio

    • Zophobas morio

      Zophobas morio is a species of darkling beetle, whose larvae are known by the common name superworm or zophobas. Superworms are common in the reptile pet industry, not to be confused with giant mealworms, which are Tenebrio molitor larvae sprayed with juvenile hormone. These insect larvae resemble very large mealworms ... Read »


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