Calamari, or squid, can be used by pet food manufacturers as a novel source of protein.
Calamari is also an excellent source of other important nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, which can be beneficial for a pet’s overall health and well-being. A study published in the Journal of Animal Science showed squid testing higher for nutrient digestibility and metabolizable energy than several other novel proteins.
Squid is most commonly used in high-end or gourmet pet foods. It is one of several ocean proteins that North Central Companies supplies to pet food manufacturers, including: