How To Reduce Cost in Wet Canned Pet Food?

For all pet owners or pet parents, it has been the most significant decision to make about what kind of food they should feed to their pets. What kind of food is best for their pet: Wet canned food or dry (kibble) food? Dry food can be an option for some pets but predominantly pet owners prefer to feed wet canned food to their pets.

What is Wet Canned Pet Food?

Wet canned food is the pet food whose main ingredient is kappa carrageenan. Our product Cassia Gum makes a strong gel with kappa carrageenan. A natural hydrocolloid, kappa carrageenan is a natural extract from specific red seaweed species that are farmed and processed. It is used as a suspending and emulsifying stabilizer, thickener, binder, and gelling agent. Cassia Gum is the product that is basically a floor made from the endosperms of seeds of Cassia Tora. It contains polysaccharide, primarily galactomannan about at least 75%. The cassia gum is used as a gelling agent in the pet food industry to make wet canned pet food with kappa carrageenan. Cassia gum is very cost-effective. So using cassia gum with kappa carrageenan also makes the final product very cost-effective. Wet Canned Pet Food

Ways To Reduce Cost In Wet Canned Pet Food

Due to the costly ingredients used to make canned food, the final product also comes out to be costly. There are various ways that can help to reduce the cost so that it remains profitable for the manufacturer and pocket-friendly for the final customer (pet parent). The cost of wet canned food can be reduced by optimizing the use of gels and thickeners. But along with these, some other factors are also needed to be balanced equally. The product manager should consider some other factors also, which includes:
  • Palatability, digestibility and fecal quality.
  • Product appearance and texture.
  • Regulatory frameworks, like designating the product as a complete diet.
Cassia and Kappa Carrageenagel are available in different texture and durability and when product developers attempt to reduce the costing considering the gels, they are sometimes lacking the proper understanding regarding the nature, behavior, and functionality of gels in a particular recipe, it might happen to form a product that is not suitable for the animals or there are chances that the texture of the final product is not the way needed. This is absolutely not accepted by the customers. Hence, there are various factors that are considered since the beginning of this wet canned food making process till the end, which helps in cost optimization as well as minimizes the risk of product quality and customer satisfaction.