Pet treats are tasty and healthy added-value products that pet owners give to their animals to reward and comfort them. There is a huge diversity of products available in the market, in various shapes, textures, appearance and flavors. Pet treats can also be useful for animal health: for cleaning teeth, fighting bad breath and other veterinary uses. Increasingly, pet food producers are proposing nutraceuticals, which are nutritional supplements with pharmacological virtues. Clextral twin-screw extrusion systems allow producers to make innovative and creative pet treats that are well suited for animals, boost consumer appeal and enhance brand loyalty.

Treat yourself to the best

Since treats are reserved for special occasions, they must offer a plus factor compared to everyday pet food. Clextral twin-screw technology enables pet food makers to control all process parameters so that they can produce exactly the features they want: chewiness, crispiness, color (including multi-color processing), degree of hardness or suppleness, size, shape, airiness, flavor, etc. They can also customize their recipes to cater to specific criteria: animal species, size, gender, age, energy requirements, health virtues, etc. This allows them to make pet treats that are good for animals and attractive for pet owners. Clextral twin-screw extrusion systems can integrate a wide range of ingredients into pet treats formulations and can also include additives such as texturing agents and flavor enhancers.

Flexibility and creativity

  • Ingredient flexibility – processing of a wide range of raw materials for varied treats for different animals in a variety of shapes and colors
  • Different textures and colors – variable density, air and moisture content, chewiness, crispiness, etc.
  • Productive continuous processing, fast changeover times and easy cleaning and maintenance
  • Full control of process parameters and automation to ensure consistent quality and product features

Clextral has 40 years of experience in developing pet foods and treats. It offers customers its expertise and inhouse facilities to test new recipes and improve processing in France, in the US and in Australia. Clextral R&D also monitors consumer and lifestyle trends to anticipate on developments in a wide range of industries throughout the world.

Find out more about Clextral pet food & treats production lines