Unicharm's world patent for pet food for senior-age cats published by WIPO

GENEVA , July 1, 2013 () – Publication No. WO/2013/094575 was published on June 27.

Title of the invention: "PET FOOD."

Applicants: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION (JP).

Inventors: Junya Sakoda (JP) and Takahiro Usui (JP).

According to the abstract* posted by the World Intellectual Property Organization: "Provided is a pet food for senior cats and the like for which the strict regulation of minerals is required. The pet food has a strictly regulated mineral content and stable quality while being of superior palatability. The ratio of free amino acids present on the pet food pellet surface is 5.0% or more relative to the total free amino acid content of the pet food, and the fluctuation between ten lots of product is 1.0% or less as defined by the maximum - minimum total mineral content."

The patent was filed on Dec. 17, 2012 under Application No. PCT/JP2012/082711.

*For further information, including images, charts and tables, please visit: http://www.wipo.int/patentscope/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2013094575

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