Globally, in 2005, pet food and products were a $53 billion industry—and the market is growing. In the United States, dog and cat food sales alone account for $14.5 billion with exports of nearly $1 billion.
Rendered protein meals such as meat and bone meal, poultry by-product meal, and fish meal are almost universally used in pet foods. Generally, they provide high quality protein with a good balance of amino acids.
To learn more, please read the paper in the right sidebar written by Greg Aldrich, Ph.D., President of Pet Food and Ingredient Technology, Inc.