There are hundreds of different ingredients used in modern pet food, and while many of these are well-known and familiar, others are not.

Pet owners often find themselves googling obscure and strange-sounding ingredients, trying to understand what they are and why they are in their pet’s food.

Thankfully, we have done the research for you and have one of the most complete pet food ingredient glossary’s available for you to learn from, which includes almost all of the lesser-known ingredients used in the industry.

Click on any of the below links to be taken to an article where we discuss each ingredient in more detail.

Pet Food Ingredients

Agar-Agar

Alfalfa

Animal Digest

Barley

Bone Meal

Brewers Rice

Brewers Yeast

Buckwheat

Canola Meal

Canola Oil

Carrageenan

Cassia Gum

Chicken Fat

Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)

Choline Chloride

Citric Acid

Copper Sulfate

Dicalcium Phosphate

Dried Beet Pulp

Dried Chicory Root

Egg Product

Flaxseed

Fructooligosaccharides

Giblets

Guar Gum

Kelp

Menhaden Fish Meal

Millet

Miscanthus Grass

Montmorillonite Clay

Natural Flavors

Ocean Fish Meal

Organ Meats

Pea Fiber

Pea Flour

Pea Protein

Pea Starch

Peas

Potassium Chloride

Potato Protein

Potato Starch

Potatoes

Powdered Cellulose

Pyridoxine Hydrochloride

Rice Bran

Rosemary Extract

Salt

Sodium Selenite

Sorghum

Sunflower Oil

Tapioca (Cassava Root)

Tapioca Starch

Tapioca Flour

Tocopherols

Tomato Pomace

Xanthan Gum

Yucca Extract