Hydrolyzed Protein Diets for Dogs and Cats

      Hydrolyzed proteins have been used as the source of essential and dispensable amino acids in breast-milk replacer formulae for more than 50 years, mainly for the management of infant cow's milk allergy [
      • Cantani A.
      • Micera M.
      Immunogenicity of hydrolysate formulas in children (part 1). Analysis of 202 reactions.
      ,
      • Pahud J.J.
      • Schwarz K.
      Research and development of infant formulae with reduced allergenic properties.
      ,
      • Anderson S.A.
      • Chinn H.I.
      • Fisher K.D.
      History and current status of infant formulas.
      ]. In contrast, diets formulated for dogs and cats that use hydrolysates as the amino acid source have been available for less than a decade, and experience and knowledge in veterinary medicine are still rudimentary.
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