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  • Japan rainy season brings interest in ‘emergency’ pet food

    Japan rainy season brings interest in ‘emergency’ pet food

    The recent spate of floods in different parts of Japan that brought widespread devastation and deaths has increased interest in a specially developed “emergency” pet food. Developed in August 2019 and called Sonae, which means “preparedness” in Japanese, it is a ready-to-serve minced horse meat product mixed with brown… Original Source link More

  • Keep Your Dog Safe In The Water This Summer

    Keep Your Dog Safe In The Water This Summer

    Water-loving dogs don’t usually have the ability to make a decision about if the water is safe for them. Whether hitting the beach or spending the afternoon in your backyard, with some safety precautions, you and your dog can safely have fun in the water this summer.  Dr. Jamie Richardson, Medical Chief of Staff at […] More

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    Can Dogs Have Cinnamon? What to Know About Cinnamon for Dogs

    Of all the items in my pantry, the one I never want to run out of is cinnamon. My dogs and I enjoy this amazing, deliciously fragrant spice every single day of the year. The dogs get cinnamon sprinkled over their food at every meal. I like it in and on everything from yogurt, lemonade […] More

  • Optimizing innovation for recovery and growth

    Optimizing innovation for recovery and growth

    One of the inevitable (and even necessary) results of the 2020 global pandemic has been a hunkering down of industry. Economic uncertainty is on everyone’s minds and businesses are focused on making it through the year in unprecedented times. But one of the primary opportunities to come from the challenges of 2020 so far has […] More

  • Same ingredients, different uses for horse, dog, cat foods

    Same ingredients, different uses for horse, dog, cat foods

    Scientists use many of the same techniques to study different animals’ digestive systems, including humans. Likewise, dogs, cats, horses and people eat many of the same ingredients, though formulated differently and with different effects in various species digestive systems. This one health approach to animal nutrition allows advances… Original Source link More

  • Access data about top pet food companies 2016-19

    Access data about top pet food companies 2016-19

    Petfood Industry recently published its annual Top Companies report [https://www.petfoodindustry-digital.com/petfoodindustry/june_2020/MobilePagedReplica.action?pm=2&folio=FC2#pg2] detailing the top pet food companies around the world. Key data on leading pet food companies available for purchase Petfood Industry’s exclusive survey collects data on companies’ reported annual revenue, number of employees, brands, type of products offered… Original Source link More

  • Meet Mango | The Bark

    Meet Mango | The Bark

    Dog’s name and age: Mango, 1 year Adoption Story: Mango lived on the street in Kingston, Jamaica and got scraps of food from an old man who didn’t have much for himself. Kingston Community Animal Welfare heard that the man needed help and that he no longer could afford to feed the stray dog. Thankfully, KCAW jumped into […] More

  • Meet Koda | The Bark

    Meet Koda | The Bark

    Dog’s name and age: Koda, 3 years Nicknames: Wiggle Butt, Koda Bug About Koda: Koda loves taking walks in the mountains but nothing makes Koda smile wider than when we go play FRISBEE! His little wiggle butt does not stop shaking when we’re about to go play! Koda knows a variety of tricks but he thinks if he […] More

  • Uncertainty Surrounds Canine Covid Diagnosis

    Uncertainty Surrounds Canine Covid Diagnosis

    In mid-April, not long after Robert Mahoney learned that he had Covid-19, his dog Buddy—a seven-year-old, 130-pound German Shepherd—started having breathing problems. Four weeks later, Buddy became the first dog to test positive for the coronavirus in the United States. Though the big shepherd was expected to recover, sadly, he died on July 11, but […] More

  • Don’t Shave That Dog

    Don’t Shave That Dog

    When the weather gets warm, it can be tempting to have your dog’s coat clipped down to keep him cooler. While “less fur keeps a dog cooler” sounds like common sense, this isn’t always the case. Not all dog fur is created equal and shaving or cutting the fur of some breeds of dogs can […] More

  • 6 pandemic innovation strategies for pet food brands

    6 pandemic innovation strategies for pet food brands

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues destroying lives and livelihoods around the planet, some pet food companies have found ways to adapt and meet consumers’ needs. Continuing to innovate during the pandemic may be key to a company’s success during this turbulence. In the webinar “Innovating During Coronavirus: A Guide to Recovery and Business Growth,” market […] More

  • COVID pandemic hits Nepal's churpi dog chew industry

    COVID pandemic hits Nepal’s churpi dog chew industry

    The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) knows no boundaries as it cripples even businesses located high up in the Himalayas, where Nepali farmers turn milk from yaks (domesticated wild ox) into hard cheese called churpi and sold as nutritious dog chews all over the world. Because of months-long lockdowns, production and shipment… Original Source link More

  • Meet Ceilidh | The Bark

    Meet Ceilidh | The Bark

    Dog’s name and age: Ceilidh, 3 years Adoption Story: We adopted Ceilidh from Tails & Trails Rescue, an organization in Indiana, who had removed her and her two surviving puppies from a situation of starvation and neglect. The three were being fostered, and as soon as the puppies no longer needed to nurse, all three were put […] More

  • Meet Liberty | The Bark

    Meet Liberty | The Bark

    Dog’s name and age: Liberty, 12 years Adoption Story: Liberty is a retired Greyhound from the race track; she came to live with us when she was two years old. For the past ten years, she has had a new career as a therapy dog. She visits children’s hospitals, Ronald McDonald House, schools, and nursing […] More

  • 6 Water Games to Play With Your Dog This Summer

    6 Water Games to Play With Your Dog This Summer

    Summer is here and for many of us, that involves enjoying the water with our dogs! If you and your dog are looking for ways to add more water fun into your summer days, check out these water-based games and activities.    Baby pool:  If you have a yard or patio, set up a baby pool […] More

  • 10 consumer ‘megatrends’ changing during COVID-19

    10 consumer ‘megatrends’ changing during COVID-19

    Some of the major trends shaping the global economy may continue to falter during the COVID-19 pandemic, as uncertainty and insecurity continue. Other megatrends, as Euromonitor International calls them, may accelerate on their upward course as the pandemic drastically reorder consumers’ buying habits and priorities. For a third category of… Original Source link More

  • U.S. pet owners not (yet) decreasing spending on pet food

    U.S. pet owners not (yet) decreasing spending on pet food

    A new report on the U.S. pet food market indicates few dog and cat owners are spending less on food for their pets – based on a survey conducted by Packaged Facts in April and May 2020. As the country struggles to contain escalating cases of COVID-19, unemployment and financial hardship are also increasing. That […] More

  • How To Make Your Dog Famous On Social Media

    How To Make Your Dog Famous On Social Media

    The internet is full of canine temptations, and it’s really easy to get lost down the rabbit hole that is social media. We move at the speed of light, and you’ve got less than five seconds — the attention span of a goldfish — to capture someone’s attention online. Instagram visuals stop people in their […] More

  • Core species of dog, cat gut microbiome identified

    Core species of dog, cat gut microbiome identified

    Like a happy family in Anna Karenina, one pet biotechnology company found evidence that all healthy dog or cat microbiomes may be alike, or at least similar. A wide array of microbes dwell in the crevices of dogs’ and cats’ intestines, forming complex communities called the microbiome. When it’s working… Original Source link More

  • What a Wagging Tail Really Means

    What a Wagging Tail Really Means

    Dear Bark: I was bitten by a friend’s dog, which shocked us all because the dog was wagging her tail. What’s up with a friendly dog who bites? This is a great question, and one that I hear frequently in one form or another from clients. Just like you, many people have been bitten by […] More

  • Treating Pancreatitis in Dogs | The Bark

    Treating Pancreatitis in Dogs | The Bark

    Throughout the year, I see many dogs in the ER because of stomach problems. Birthday parties, summer barbeques and winter holiday dinners are prime times for dogs to not only score more food than usual, but often, food that doesn’t agree with them. This indulgence can set them up for the development of pancreatitis, a […] More

  • Keep Your Senior Dog Sharp

    Keep Your Senior Dog Sharp

    Enrichment activities for our dogs are like a daily crossword or Sudoku puzzle for ourselves to keep our minds fluid. The idea behind enrichment is to take something and add something extra pleasing to it to make or allow the activity to be enjoyed even more. When are dogs seniors? Dogs are considered seniors at […] More

  • St. Bernard Rescued from England’s Highest Mountain

    St. Bernard Rescued from England’s Highest Mountain

    In a twist on “who rescued whom,” the BBC reports on an unusual rescue from the Lake District National Park’s 3,209-foot Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. The beneficiary of this effort was a St. Bernard dog named Daisy who needed help after her back legs collapsed as she and her owners made their […] More

  • 6 Things Your Cat Really Wants From You

    6 Things Your Cat Really Wants From You

    Cats are amazing pets who can be life-long companions for you and your family. Not only they are adorable and loyal but are fiercely independent as well. However, it does not mean that they don’t expect anything from us at all. Like us, they too have their little desires which can only be fulfilled by […] More

  • Meet the Canine Critic of Hotels.com

    Meet the Canine Critic of Hotels.com

    Lenny, the 7-year-old Boston Terrier, is used to getting noticed. As an AKC Grand Champion, he competed at the Westminster Dog Show twice — his second time he was the oldest Boston at the show as well as being the only Boston that year who also had performance titles. (He has titles in Agility, Rally, […] More

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