Gas Chromatography Based Analysis of Fatty Acid Profiles in Poultry Byproduct-Based Pet Foods: Implications for Nutritional Quality and Health Optimization

Rishav Kumar *

Department of Livestock Products Technology, College of Veterinary Sciences and AH, DUVASU, Mathura, U.P., India.

Meena Goswami *

Department of Livestock Products Technology, College of Veterinary Sciences and AH, DUVASU, Mathura, U.P., India.

Vikas Pathak

Department of Livestock Products Technology, College of Veterinary Sciences and AH, DUVASU, Mathura, U.P., India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


The nutritional quality of pet foods plays a crucial role in maintaining the health and well-being of companion animals. In this study, we investigated the fatty acid compositions of various pet foods, including chicken powder, poultry byproducts incorporated vegetables, byproducts incorporated with ragi, and boiled mash Potato, to assess their scientific significance and potential implications for pet nutrition. Our analysis revealed diverse fatty acid profiles across the different pet foods, with each food exhibiting unique compositions and proportions of fatty acids. Notable findings include the identification of common fatty acids shared among multiple pet foods, as well as variations in the abundance of specific fatty acids across different formulations. Additionally, certain pet foods are characterized by the presence of rare or unusual fatty acids, highlighting the importance of exploring their sources and potential health benefits. By correlating the fatty acid compositions of pet foods with metabolic pathways and health implications, we elucidated the nutritional significance of these dietary components for pets. Furthermore, we identified areas for further research, including the impact of processing methods on fatty acid profiles and the development of novel formulations optimized for pet nutrition and well-being. Overall, this study contributes valuable insights into the scientific understanding of pet nutrition and underscores the importance of considering fatty acid compositions in formulating balanced and nutritious diets for companion animals.

Keywords: Pet nutrition, fatty acids, gas chromatography, health benefits

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Kumar, R., Goswami, M., & Pathak, V. (2024). Gas Chromatography Based Analysis of Fatty Acid Profiles in Poultry Byproduct-Based Pet Foods: Implications for Nutritional Quality and Health Optimization. Asian Journal of Research in Biochemistry, 14(4), 1–17.


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