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Assessing Food Preferences in Dogs and Cats: A Review of the Current Methods.

Tobie C, Péron F, Larose C - Animals (Basel) (2015)

Bottom Line: Palatability-foods' characteristics enticing animals and leading them to consumption-is therefore a key element to look at.Based on the type of information needed, different pet populations (expert or naïve) can be tested to access their preference and acceptance for different food products.Classical techniques are the one-bowl and two-bowl tests, but complementary (i.e., operant conditioning) and novel (i.e., exploratory behavior) approaches are available to gather more information on the evaluation of petfood palatability.

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Affiliation: SPF Diana, ZA du Gohélis, Elven 56250, France. ctobie@diana-petfood.com.

ABSTRACT
Food is a major aspect of pet care; therefore, ensuring that pet foods are not only healthful but attractive to companion animals and their owners is essential. The petfood market remains active and requires ongoing evaluation of the adaptation and efficiency of the new products. Palatability-foods' characteristics enticing animals and leading them to consumption-is therefore a key element to look at. Based on the type of information needed, different pet populations (expert or naïve) can be tested to access their preference and acceptance for different food products. Classical techniques are the one-bowl and two-bowl tests, but complementary (i.e., operant conditioning) and novel (i.e., exploratory behavior) approaches are available to gather more information on the evaluation of petfood palatability.

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Comparison between dog panels, January 2013, 2 days by panel. Average Ratio + SE, Study conducted by Diana Pet Food.
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Mentions: The comparison between in-home and expert panel results often reveals differences, more or less important according to the type of product tested. Semi-expert panels consist in in-home dogs and cats trained and qualified to perform preference tests. For example, two-bowl tests performed on expert, semi-expert and in-home panels comparing different commercial dog dry foods showed that the outcome and conclusion could vary according to the panel used (see Figure 2).


Assessing Food Preferences in Dogs and Cats: A Review of the Current Methods.

Tobie C, Péron F, Larose C - Animals (Basel) (2015)

Comparison between dog panels, January 2013, 2 days by panel. Average Ratio + SE, Study conducted by Diana Pet Food.
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animals-05-00126-f002: Comparison between dog panels, January 2013, 2 days by panel. Average Ratio + SE, Study conducted by Diana Pet Food.
Mentions: The comparison between in-home and expert panel results often reveals differences, more or less important according to the type of product tested. Semi-expert panels consist in in-home dogs and cats trained and qualified to perform preference tests. For example, two-bowl tests performed on expert, semi-expert and in-home panels comparing different commercial dog dry foods showed that the outcome and conclusion could vary according to the panel used (see Figure 2).

Bottom Line: Palatability-foods' characteristics enticing animals and leading them to consumption-is therefore a key element to look at.Based on the type of information needed, different pet populations (expert or naïve) can be tested to access their preference and acceptance for different food products.Classical techniques are the one-bowl and two-bowl tests, but complementary (i.e., operant conditioning) and novel (i.e., exploratory behavior) approaches are available to gather more information on the evaluation of petfood palatability.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: SPF Diana, ZA du Gohélis, Elven 56250, France. ctobie@diana-petfood.com.

ABSTRACT
Food is a major aspect of pet care; therefore, ensuring that pet foods are not only healthful but attractive to companion animals and their owners is essential. The petfood market remains active and requires ongoing evaluation of the adaptation and efficiency of the new products. Palatability-foods' characteristics enticing animals and leading them to consumption-is therefore a key element to look at. Based on the type of information needed, different pet populations (expert or naïve) can be tested to access their preference and acceptance for different food products. Classical techniques are the one-bowl and two-bowl tests, but complementary (i.e., operant conditioning) and novel (i.e., exploratory behavior) approaches are available to gather more information on the evaluation of petfood palatability.

No MeSH data available.