Gelatin for healthy animals
Gelatin, collagen peptides and the pure by-products that are generated during their manufacture such as fats, proteins and minerals (FPM) play a crucial role in the preparation of highly nutritious animal feeds. FPM products are in especially high demand in the animal feed industry because pure fats are excellent sources of energy. Moreover, these ingredients are very pure and highly nutritious and are thus well suited for animal feeds.
Gelatin is primarily added to animal feed for its hydrophilic properties. Its jelly-like consistency holds feed together, making it transportable and extending its shelf life.
When animal feed is enriched with vitamins, the gelatin coating also protects these from light and oxygen.
A positive side effect: adding gelatin to feed ensures that the fur of our four-legged friends remains wonderfully glossy.
Protein makes the feed especially easy to digest and ensures that it is well tolerated by the body.
However, for those who mix their own animal feeds, there is no need to forgo on those properties of collagen peptides that are beneficial to pet health. Collagen peptides are also available as a nutritional supplement in the form of special animal capsules.
Optimal care and handling have ensured that our pets live much longer, but this has made these age-related ailments not only common in humans, but also in animals.
With proper nutrition and care, however, every animal can remain agile and free of pain to a very old age. Collagen peptides play an essential role in this.