Development and Quality Evaluation of Nutritious and Healthy Biscuits for Dogs
Naseem Zahra*, Syed Hussain Abidi, Qurat-ul-Ain Syed, Muhammad Khalid Saeed
Pet food awareness among people is increasing day by day due to humanization trends towards pets. The pet owners are searching for various quality pet foods having different tastes. Therefore, there is an increase demand of premium products i.e. organic, raw and natural pet foods which are giving lots of choices for pet owners. The present study entails the preparation of dog biscuits by using cheap and organic sources. Orange, apple and banana peels were used in the preparation of dog biscuits in order to utilize fruits wastes. Nutritional, heavy metals and aflatoxins analyses was done to evaluate useful aspects of biscuits for dogs. Aflatoxins were absent in biscuits and heavy metals were also within permissible levels showing harmlessness of biscuits for pet dog. The biscuits were offered to pet dogs for sensory evaluation and were found acceptable. The results from nutritional analysis showed that the prepared biscuits for dog are a nutritive food having enough high calories of 407.55 Kcal/100g in order to fulfill dietary requirements of dogs. It was concluded that prepared biscuits for dogs were nutritionally fit for dog’s health.