Hydrolyzed Animal Protein (Beef) is a beef protein that has been hydrolyzed or broken down into its component amino acids. It appears as a white to light yellow free flowing powder.
- It appears as a white to light yellow free flowing powder. It is produced by boiling in a strong acid (acid-HVP) or strong base or using an enzyme such as the pancreatic protease enzyme to stimulate the naturally occurring hydrolytic process. It is used in baby formula for babies with lactose intolerance.
- The first and most common use is as a flavour enhancer since the hydrolysed proteins tend to taste and smell very attractive to dogs.
- Second, while certain whole proteins might trigger allergic responses in some dogs, the much smaller molecules of protein hydrolysate go completely undetected by the immune system making them ideal for dogs that are highly prone to allergies.
- And last, protein hydrolysate provides a useful source of relatively inexpensive but bio-appropriate amino acids.
- No side effects are known.
- Not known.