The Science Behind Micronutrient Supplementation in Pet Food

pet food science podcast Nov 16, 2023

Hello there,

In the dynamic world of pet nutrition, understanding the intricate balance of micronutrients in pet food formulations is paramount. This crucial aspect ensures pets' health and well-being and drives innovation and quality in the industry. In this episode, Dr. Tayler Hansen delves into this topic, offering invaluable insights into the challenges and strategies of micronutrient supplementation in pet diets. Dr. Hansen discusses the importance of balanced formulations, risks of over-supplementation, the role of premixes, and the impact of micronutrients on pet metabolism. Join us in exploring these vital considerations that shape the future of pet nutrition.

What you’ll learn: 

  • Challenges in determining optimal levels of minerals and vitamins in pet food
  • Importance of including a premix in pet food formulations
  • How minerals can affect other nutrients in pet food
  • Factors affecting the bioavailability of minerals in pet food
  • Shelf life considerations for vitamins and minerals in pet food

Meet the guest: 

Dr. Tayler Hansen


  • Current: Companion Animal Nutritionist at Trouw Nutrition
  • Past: Postdoctoral Associate at the Cornell University


  • Ph.D., Animal Sciences (University of Florida)
  • M.Sc., Animal Sciences (University of Kentucky)
  • B.Sc., Animal Sciences (University of Florida)

Connect with our guest on Social Media: LinkedIn