Premixes provide the end product with a more uniform dispersion of key vitamins and minerals. Many factors ensure the premix is a homogenous mix with the correct mixing times needed for each formula. High-potency vitamins, minerals, and nutraceuticals added to the finished formula at very low inclusion rates require premixing to sufficiently disperse them into the final food.

Options Available

Custom Formulation

Trouw Nutrition custom formulates many of our vitamin and trace mineral premixes, giving us the experience to tailor your premixes to your precise specifications and goals. From non-GMO, grain-free, organic, vegetarian, vegan, to dog breed-specific, we will customize the premix to meet your exact needs. 

Vitamin Premixes

Vitamins are added to pet foods to satisfy the requirements for these types of essential nutrients. Vitamins come from two sources, natural and commercial. Vitamins vary in stability and solubility. Minerals, which are also important components to include in a diet and can adversely affect vitamins' stability and potency, making straight vitamin premixes more stable while minimizing loss of potency. With the proper formulation, vitamin premix shelf life can last up to six months. Learn more about straight vitamin premixes. 

Mineral Premixes

When you are decising on what kind of premix you need, you need to think about your product goals and shelf life. If you are storing a premix for longer than 45 days, separating the premix into a straight vitamin premix and a straight mineral premix lengthens the shelf life. Because of the less volatile nature of mineral premixes, it maintains an extended shelf life of 12 to 24 months. The major minerals (or macro-minerals) include calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P), sodium (Na), chloride (Cl), potassium (K), magnesium (Mg) and sulfur (S). Animals require these minerals in larger quantities than micro-minerals (generally in grams per head per day). 

Vitamin - Trace Mineral Premixes

By combining vitamins and trace minerals into a single premix, we are helping simplify manufacturing at your facility. By having us blend the mix, we are also helping to minimize the risk of ingredient error and "hand-adds" drastically decrease. When you use a premix from Trouw Nutrition, we combine all of our Ingredient Intellegence® Insights into a blend that evaluates: flowablity, mixability, hygroscopicity, particle shape, dust particles and the list goes one. 

If you are still determining what premix is suitable for you, Trouw Nutrition offers standard premixes for our customers. These are pre-formulated premixes for those that need a premix but also need help with minimum order quantities or nutritional expertise.​

We have different options available​ and some are floor stocked. 

  • Grain-free
  • Salmonella-tested (microbial sensitive blends)
  • Canned diet

Smallest mix size can be from 200-500 pounds based on bulk density.

Please note minimum order quantities may apply. 

We choose Trouw Nutrition's premixes because of their commitment to safety and quality. If Trouw Nutrition says it’s the right thing to do, we need to listen to them and do it.
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