Gummy dog treats allow for many different flavors

00:00:44 | November 2, 2015

Petfood Innovation Workshop attendees used a unique gelatin mixture and process to make gummy dog treats at Kansas State University.

A new, patent-pending formulation, technology and process for gelatin, developed by pet food researchers and students at Kansas State University (KSU), allows pet food companies to incorporate many different flavors, colors and nutrients into gummy-like treats for dogs.

During Petfood Innovation Workshop, held October 28-30 as part of the KSU Pet Food Experience, nearly 200 pet food professionals experienced making the gummy treats, using a range of ingredients supplied by Lortscher Animal Nutrition, presenter and sponsor of the Workshop station. The ingredients incorporated by Workshop participants into the treats they made included beta carotene, dried blueberries, a cheese flavoring, beets and (not shown in the video) kale.

Petfood Innovation Workshop and the KSU Pet Food Experience took place in Manhattan, Kansas, USA. In addition to the Workshop treat-making stations, it featured KSU faculty presenting their latest pet food research, industry experts discussing pet food innovation and Kansas government officials explaining how the state is attracting, supporting and growing pet food businesses and exports. (See

A new Petfood Innovation Workshop will take place during Petfood Forum 2016 (, on April 18, at the KSU Olathe campus near downtown Kansas City, Missouri, USA. The 2016 Workshop will focus on high-meat inclusion and formulations in pet food and treats.