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Do pulse crops belong in pet food?

May 20th, 2014

A three-year study at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) may find a new use for some of the province’s most popular pulse crops – peas, faba beans and lentils. The study plans to look at the digestibility and glycemic index of different pulse starches for cats and dogs. It’s a follow up to the successful beagle study that …

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Beagles eating pet food

Scientists cook up pea-based dog food

University of Saskatchewan researchers who are cooking up new ways to enhance the health benefits of peas in dry dog food have received more than $107,000 in research support from Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF). Dr. Lynn Weber of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and Dr. Murray Drew of the College of Agriculture and Bioresources are co-investigators on the …

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