For humans , pets provide long-term companionship , boost physical health and improve overall mental health. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (‘CDC’), regular walking or playing with pets can decrease blood pressure, cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels . Of course, t he 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 year on year, t he 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 US dollars between 2020 to 2024, according to a report by Technavi o .  With that said, there is clear evidence to suggest innovation in pet care is beneficial to all – whether you are amanufacturer, 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.  To help deliver a range of benefits to pets, we us e a specialized enzymatic hydrolysis process to produce our high-quality salmon ingredients. 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 salmon protein contains partially digested protein in a liquid format. When pets, such as dogs and cats, consume these 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.

Salmigo ® Protect SD :  

Produced from high quality fresh salmon parts by means of natural and non-GMO industrial enzymes, Salmigo Protect SD is a spray dried salmon protein powder. Like Salmigo Protect L60, the amino acids in the power are absorbed quickly by the body and maximize nutrient delivery to body tissues – perfect for pet food and snacks.

Salmigo ® Active :

As a light brownish salmon protein concentrate, Salmigo Active is produced from food grade raw material 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. It also contains a wide range of other essential dietary components like omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and trace elements.

Salmigo ® Salmon Oil
Perfect for pet snacks, our salmon oil contains all the essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants required to make a premium product. In addition, it’s also used as a supplement to give pets a natural fatty acid boost in their diets.

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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