For humans, pets provide long-term companionship, boost physical health and improve overall mental health. According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (‘CDC’), regular walking or playing with pets can decrease blood pressure, cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels. Of course, the relationship between human health and animal wellness is well documented. Recent studies have found that dogs can help children with ADHD to focus their attention, while guinea pigs can soothe children with autism spectrum disorder. Animals benefit from a human bond too. While they rely on people to meet their basic needs, they also crave companionship through playtime, physical exercise or just by being in the same room as their caregivers. It’s why looking after an animal’s physical and mental wellbeing is so important – it’s a two-way street.  

The global rise in pet care 

With an estimated 80 million European households owning at least one pet, pet care is continuing to grow at a rapid rate. Globally, the pet care market was worth USD 164.68 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach up to USD 241.67 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR rate of 6.6% between 2020 and 2025. For businesses in the pet food, dietary and supplement markets, the projected growth presents a lucrative opportunity.  

With consumer interest increasing yearonyear, the opportunity in the pet health market is huge. As such, demand for petfood applications or dietary supplements that can improve the overall physiological health and wellbeing of our pets has also risen. The global pet dietary supplements market is estimated to grow by 666.55 million U.S dollars between 2020 to 2024, according to a report by Technavio. With that said, there is clear evidence to suggest innovation in pet care is beneficial to all – whether you are a manufacturer, science leader, petfood brand or retailer. 

The benefits of salmon ingredients 

At Biomega, we are passionate about pet health. As a leading biosciences company, we’re continuing to research how ingredients from pure Norwegian salmon can provide long-term health gains for humans, as well as dogs, cats and small animals. For instance, salmon oil contains long-chain EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) omega-3 fatty acids, natural vitamins and astaxanthin, a natural antioxidant which gives a lovely orange colour to the oil. It’s often recommended by veterinarian specialists to ease joint pain and reduce inflammation associated with heart failure in both cats and dogs. To help deliver a range of benefits to pets, we use a specialized enzymatic hydrolysis process to produce our hydrolyzed salmon proteins selection. But to understand the benefits of these salmon ingredients, first let’s talk about how they work.  

 Salmigo® Protect L60 

Processed from salmon tissues by means of natural and non-GMO industrial enzymes, this hydrolyzed salmon protein contains partially digested protein in a liquid format. When pets, such as dogs and cats, consume these hydrolyzed salmon proteins it allows the amino acids to be absorbed much faster than intact native proteins, thus maximizing nutrient delivery to body tissues. Its distinct salmon taste and smell make it especially palatable to dogs and cats in petfood applications.  

When incorporated as part of a balanced diet, the benefits of Salmigo Protect include increased muscle recovery and generation of energy, improved stomach health (protecting against ulcer development) and actively lowering blood pressure.  

Salmigo® Protect SD:  

Produced from high quality fresh salmon parts by means of natural and non-GMO industrial enzymes, Salmigo Protect SD is a hydrolyzed salmon protein powder containing collagen. Like Salmigo Protect L60, the amino acids in the power are absorbed quickly by the body and maximize nutrient delivery to body tissues. When added to petfood applications or nutritious supplements, the hypo allergenic bioactive peptide offers excellent weight management properties to prevent obesity in pets, increases muscle recovery and acts as an immune stimulant.  

Salmigo® Active:

As a light brownish hydrolyzed salmon protein powder, Salmigo Active is produced from food grade salmon tissues by means of our enzymatic hydrolysis process using natural non-GMO enzymes. It’s a valuable ingredient in premium petfood applications due to its optimal digestion and absorption along the digestive tract. In addition to its hypo allergenic status, the powder also contains a natural antioxidant which can potentially counteract the effects of aging, including memory loss and cognitive dysfunction. 

Between the growth in pet obesity and the potential health consequences that arise from it, we are dedicated to developing science-backed products that continue to make a difference in pet wellness. Innovation in manufacturing is improving daily and, for Biomega customers, that can only be a good thing.

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