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Nose in bowl: How dogs tell us which foods are worth their time

Nose in bowl: How dogs tell us which foods are worth their time

A new measure of a dog’s focus on her food is making successful meal development easier. AFB researchers share sample results and potential impacts.

In this article published in the October 2016 issue of Petfood Industry, AFB International behavioral scientist Susan Jojola and principal biostatistician Jay Harrison share insights on an AFB behavioral metric known as “nose in bowl” (NIB). NIB is how much time a dog spends eating relative to the amount of time food is available. Learn about:

  • How NIB is measured
  • Single-bowl and two-bowl paired-preference approaches
  • Results from a multi-food trial
  • Potential implications for pet food manufacturers

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