Petfood Industry

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Petfood Industry

 •  September 22

In a Diamond Pet Foods-commissioned study, nine of 10 pet owners said it’s important to feed their pets at least as well as themselves. At the end of August 2017, Diamond Pet Foods released the results of a company-commissioned survey about how pet owners view pet nutrition. Unsurprisingly, in the Golden Age of pet humanization, nine out of 10 pet...

Petfood Industry

 •  September 22

Dog and cat treats with health and functional claims are increasingly popular: 70 percent of US consumers say treats with functional benefits play an important role in their pets’ health, and 71 percent look for treats that address health concerns or offer extra nutrition, according to a June/July 2017 survey…

Petfood Industry

 •  September 20

The pet food company’s Q2 report includes a full 2017 outlook.
Blue Buffalo Pet Products has announced its second quarter 2017 results. A full copy of the reportis available on the company’s website.“We are excited to expand the distribution of our BLUE Life Protection Formula line with a launch in four leading mass and grocery retailers,” said...

Petfood Industry

 •  September 14

Plant-based protein may rival meat when it comes to providing minerals, like calcium, in dog food. Scientists used dog foods made with plant- versus animal-based protein sources to evaluate the digestion of phosphorus, iron and other mineral nutrients that dogs need in a healthy diet. “The apparent digestibility suggests that…

Petfood Industry

 •  September 13

Before discussing the pros and cons of various protein sources, I thought we should revisit the importance of dietary protein for dogs and cats. Dietary protein is required for many reasons. First and foremost, dietary protein provides essential amino acids that are required for the synthesis of many different proteins in the body. Secondly,...

Petfood Industry

 •  September 11

Blueberries appeared on the ingredient lists of more dog food recipes than any other fruit, according to an analysis of Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center data. For cat food, cranberries were the most frequent fruit. The popularity of the fruits as superfoods in human diets may boost their popularity in pet foods. In the Dog and Cat Food Ingredient...

Petfood Industry

 •  September 10

Bravo Pet Foods has announced that their internet-enabled training program has been extensively revamped to educate trade partners about their newly expanded portfolio of natural diets, chews and treats. New sections have been added to bring session participants up to speed on Homestyle Complete freeze dried raw diets for dogs, as well as Canine...

Petfood Industry

 •  September 8

While pet food companies work to help people, dogs, cats and other animals reeling from Hurricane Harvey, the 180-mile-per-hour winds of Hurricane Irma bear down on Florida. However, aid efforts in Texas and Louisiana haven’t drained the pet industry’s charitable coffers. “Quite the opposite!” Bob Vetere, chairperson of the…

Petfood Industry

 •  September 7

Premiumization has been driving pet food market sales and growth for some time now, especially in developed markets but also increasingly in developing ones. For example, the average price per kilogram of pet food sold in China had increased to 48 CNY (US$7.22) as of the first quarter of 2017, up from about CNY40.5 ($US6.08) just three years ago,...

Petfood Industry

 •  September 7

In the pantheon of ingredients that people chose to feed themselves, wild rice has a certain nativist appeal. Given the nature of the named ingredients that these same consumers want to feed their pets, it seems a surprise that “wild rice” has not been on the list. The market did…