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  • Looking for loyalty? Now’s the time to cultivate it

    Looking for loyalty? Now’s the time to cultivate it

    The COVID-19 pandemic continues, and by this time a lot of people have been “social distancing” or “self-quarantined” (or “fill-in-the-blank” with whatever you’ve decided to call this bizarre reality we’re now existing in) for well over a month. My family and I are on our sixth week of staying home except for essential trips to […] More

  • How COVID-19 is affecting key Asian pet food markets

    How COVID-19 is affecting key Asian pet food markets

    In the April 2020 issue of Petfood Industry, learn about professionals’ confidence level, pet microbiome research, vitamin K’s nutritional value to dogs and cats and discover how Scotch whisky byproducts become pet food ingredients. READ MORE in Petfood Industry magazine Original Source link More

  • Pet CBD purchasing reflects COVID-19 e-commerce bump

    Pet CBD purchasing reflects COVID-19 e-commerce bump

    According to Packaged Facts’ “U.S. Pet Market Outlook 2020–2021,” in 2019 e-commerce in the pet space finally did the inevitable and caught up to pet specialty chains in terms of market share (22% of the market each), surpassing discount stores/supercenters (21% market share) on its way to the top. Such channel growth over the last […] More

  • Buckle up: Pet sales a rollercoaster helmed by COVID-19

    Buckle up: Pet sales a rollercoaster helmed by COVID-19

    It’s easy to feel like the COVID-19 pandemic is giving all of us whiplash, both with regards to the industry we work in and in our personal lives. And while I’m sure there’s a level of mental exhaustion everyone is beginning to feel when yet another headline referencing the novel coronavirus hits your inbox (believe […] More

  • E-commerce: It’s where you want to be

    E-commerce: It’s where you want to be

    As the pet food industry begins to address the challenges of COVID-19, pet owners look to e-commerce to get their pet food shopping done. Original Source link More

  • Pet food safety: HPP, COVID-19 are hot industry topics

    Pet food safety: HPP, COVID-19 are hot industry topics

    Food safety has always been top-of-mind for the pet food industry, and as trends grow to include premium and superpremium products in the raw, fresh and frozen categories, the plans in place to ensure a safe, viable product have grown as well. In addition, the current (as of May 2020)… Original Source link More

  • Sportscasters Turn Talents To Dogs

    Karen B. London, PhD, is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and Certified Professional Dog Trainer who specializes in working with dogs with serious behavioral problems, including aggression. She has authored five books on canine training and behavior. Original Source link More

  • What will the pet food market look like post-COVID-19?

    What will the pet food market look like post-COVID-19?

    No one can say how the pet food market will emerge on the other side of the unprecedented coronavirus crisis, but insights into a few questions may provide some short-term clues: Pet food sales surge as pet owners stock up, but will that last? Throughout March 2020 and up to… Original Source link More

  • What to do if Your Dog Needs Vet Care During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    What to do if Your Dog Needs Vet Care During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Nothing about the world right now feels like business as usual, and unfortunately, this is true about accessing vet care for our dogs. This week my 3-year-old Newfoundland started acting strange, she was grumpy, and e asked to go outside to go potty, again, and again. I knew immediately she had a Urinary Tract Infection […] More

  • COVID-19 and pet food consumers’ new purchasing normal

    COVID-19 and pet food consumers’ new purchasing normal

    Thanks to the current COVID-19 pandemic, at least in the U.S., shopping for just about anything has gotten … interesting, to say the least. My local grocery stores have implemented limits on how many shoppers can be inside at any given time, and once inside signs everywhere explain product limits and restrictions (particularly in the […] More

  • Online Classes = Dog’s Best Friend

    Online Classes = Dog’s Best Friend

    Billions of people across the globe are giving up their normal activities in a massive community effort to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, and dog training classes are no exception. So many in-person classes are on hiatus or cancelled, but that does not mean that you can’t keep training your dog under the […] More

  • Dogs Are Among The Heroes Of This Moment

    Dogs Are Among The Heroes Of This Moment

    With the anxiety of the coronavirus weighing on the world, it is no surprise that animals are bringing more cheer to people than chocolate and wine combined. Okay, I don’t have any data that actually show that, but I’m a chocoholic with a broad circle of wine-loving friends and we all believe it to be […] More

  • Helping pet owners help themselves during COVID-19

    Helping pet owners help themselves during COVID-19

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a memorandum on March 19 defining some dog, cat and other food industry professionals as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” during the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal agency deemed pet food, ingredient and packaging facility workers as necessary for “ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as […] More

  • How to Effectively Clean Your Home for Coronavirus

    How to Effectively Clean Your Home for Coronavirus

    Cleaning high-traffic surfaces around your home is just one preventive measure recommended in helping prevent the spread of the coronavirus, thus we want to remind people the most effective cleaning tools for this important practice. In the past, The Bark has recommended using a mixture of vinegar and water for common household cleaning tasks—but this […] More

  • Coronavirus and Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

    Coronavirus and Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

    What do we know? What should we be doing? As the pandemic develops, here’s the current scoop on dog-related issues. And no, your dog doesn’t need a mask. Seriously. Until recently, most of us were probably not that tuned into what a virus was, or did. Now, the pandemic kicked off by Covid-19, a novel […] More

  • 3 tips for achieving work-from-home life balance

    3 tips for achieving work-from-home life balance

    The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has turned “business as usual” on its head. Social distancing is now all but a mandate, entertainment-related businesses are closing, and more and more people are abruptly discovering what it’s like to work from home. At WATT Global Media (parent company of Petfood Industry), we work under a ROWE (Results-Only […] More

  • How Dog Owners Should Prepare for the Coronavirus

    How Dog Owners Should Prepare for the Coronavirus

    We’re living in a scary world right now. The coronavirus continues to spread along with it a lot of uncertainty.  How do you and your dog cope if the global pandemic hits your household? Here’s what pet owners need to know about the coronavirus and dogs Can you catch COVID-19 from your dog? Can you […] More

  • How will coronavirus affect the Mexican pet food market?

    How will coronavirus affect the Mexican pet food market?

    What are the prospects for the Mexican pet food industry in the wake of the spreading coronavirus pandemic? With 82 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of March 17, 2020, Mexico is in a tense calm. Authorities are foreseeing that the bigger contagion stage of the coronavirus will skyrocket in the next two or three weeks. […] More

  • Dogs, cats seem safe from coronavirus disease COVID-19

    Dogs, cats seem safe from coronavirus disease COVID-19

    Doctors have found signs of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in only one pet, since the beginning of the outbreak in late Dec. 2019. As of March 16, no other dogs and no cats have appeared with coronavirus on the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) global list of animal disease outbreaks. “Therefore, there is no justification in taking […] More

  • At Home With Your Dog Courtesy of Coronavirus?

    At Home With Your Dog Courtesy of Coronavirus?

    Karen B. London, PhD, is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and Certified Professional Dog Trainer who specializes in working with dogs with serious behavioral problems, including aggression. She has authored five books on canine training and behavior. Original Source link More

  • Virus fears postpone Singapore PetExpo

    Virus fears postpone Singapore PetExpo

    2020’s seventh edition of the annual Singapore PetExpo, scheduled for July 24–26, has been postponed while the country, and the rest of the world, continues to deal with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Show organizers said they will inform attendees, exhibitors and stakeholders once a new date for the event has been confirmed. COVID-19 in Singapore […] More

  • Pet food businesses need coronavirus continuity plans

    Pet food businesses need coronavirus continuity plans

    As I write, the global struggle with the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) is growing, and further measures are being envisaged to prevent spikes of infection, from new and stricter limits on the movement of people and goods to the stoppage of production activities. To date, more than 114,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been documented worldwide, […] More

  • Dog infected by coronavirus COVID-19 in Hong Kong

    Dog infected by coronavirus COVID-19 in Hong Kong

    On Feb. 26, health officials in Hong Kong placed a dog under quarantine after hospitalizing its owner for COVID-19 coronavirus infection. Veterinarians confirmed that the coronavirus had infected the dog too after taking nasal, oral and rectal swabs, along with fecal samples. The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) published a report of the emerging […] More

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