Patent Number: 6,254,920

Title: Methods and compositions for enhancing palatability of pet food

Abstract: Compositions and methods for enhancing the palatability of dry and semi-dry pet food compositions, particularly extruded cat food compositions, are described. In one embodiment, the palatability enhancer is a dry cat food coating including tetrasodium pyrophosphate at about 0.1% to about 1.0% by weight of the finished pet food product. The palatability enhancer is applied after the extrusion process to the extruded particles or pieces of pet food.

Inventors: Brunner; John J. (Kirkwood, MO)

Assignee: Ralston Purina Company

International Classification: A23K 1/00 (20060101); A23K 1/18 (20060101); A23K 1/175 (20060101); A32D 002/02 (); A23K 001/18 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018