Nestle has been granted a patent for a composition to treat bad breath in animals, containing honey and spirulina with a preservative. The formulation can be in the form of pet treats or pet food, with specific amounts of honey and spirulina outlined for each. GlobalData’s report on Nestle gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Nestle, Nanoemulsion cosmetics was a key innovation area identified from patents. Nestle's grant share as of February 2024 was 52%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11925191B2) discloses a composition designed to treat, prevent, or reduce bad breath in animals, particularly companion animals like dogs. The composition includes honey and spirulina, along with a preservative to maintain its efficacy. The formulation of the composition can either be a pet treat or pet food, with specific ranges of honey and spirulina percentages outlined for each type of product.

Furthermore, the composition may also contain additional components such as proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. The preservative used in the composition can be selected from a list that includes potassium sorbate, sorbic acid, and other compounds. The primary function of this composition is to reduce volatile sulfur compounds in the animal's mouth, which are often responsible for causing bad breath. The effectiveness of the composition is highlighted by its ability to decrease these compounds when compared to a similar composition lacking honey or spirulina.

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