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  • Kibble sales fluctuate with pandemic; Treats up late April

    Kibble sales fluctuate with pandemic; Treats up late April

    Kibble sales growth hovered near zero or negative in the United States during February. Pet treats and wet pet food increased somewhat compared to the same time last year, ranging from 4-7% growth year-over-year. That data on pet food retail sales, including pet specialty, e-commerce and mass markets, came from… Original Source link More

  • Pet food safety protocols aid plants’ pandemic protection

    Pet food safety protocols aid plants’ pandemic protection

    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

  • How to Get a Puppy during a Pandemic

    How to Get a Puppy during a Pandemic

    A puppy travels north to her new family as Covid-19 descends upon the East Coast. What could go wrong? As far back as Christmastime, my wife, Tina, had begun saying, “We’re getting a dog.” Enough procrastination: “I’m getting a dog.” As each week passed, the conviction in her words grew until, inevitably, one day this […] More

  • China exports pet food vitamin, amino acids in pandemic

    China exports pet food vitamin, amino acids in pandemic

    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

  • FDA, AFIA discuss pet food label changes in pandemic

    FDA, AFIA discuss pet food label changes in pandemic

    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

  • Co-product supply for pet foods not stopped by pandemic

    Co-product supply for pet foods not stopped by pandemic

    While the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted some aspects of the pet food industry, shifting retail channels, slowing transport and postponing business events, the supply of many vital ingredients seems secure. Dog, cat and other pet food companies still have access to co-products from the meat industry, despite region effects… Original Source link More

  • Supporting pet food during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Supporting pet food during the COVID-19 pandemic

    In life we encounter many crises, both natural and man-made — flooding, earthquake, food safety recalls or the current prime example, a virus-linked pandemic such as COVID-19. But all crises share a common thread: To effectively deal with the crisis and successfully emerge in its aftermath, we require strong… Original Source link More

  • Do pet food brand loyalty, quality apply in a pandemic?

    Do pet food brand loyalty, quality apply in a pandemic?

    Pet food purchasers tend to be fairly brand loyal, perhaps with the exception of younger groups like millennials or Gen Z. If a dog or cat seems healthy eating a particular food, and it fits the owner’s criteria and desires in terms of ingredients, price and other attributes, they tend to stick with it. But […] More

  • 17% report buying more pet food online during pandemic

    17% report buying more pet food online during pandemic

    After the COVID-19 pandemic caused widespread restrictions on movements in the United States, Civic Science, a consumer research firm, asked 1,861 U.S. pet owners about their pet food buying habits. In the survey conducted in late March, 17% of participants reported buying more pet food and supplies online due… Original Source link More

  • Socializing Your Puppy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Socializing Your Puppy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    It is crucial for puppies that are 8–14 weeks of age to have positive socializing experiences to help shape them into well-rounded, confident dogs. The social distancing required during the COVID-19 pandemic can make it more challenging to provide puppies with the pleasant encounters they need. In these uncertain times, the University of Minnesota Veterinary […] More

  • Pandemic hampers pet food delivery, retail availability

    Pandemic hampers pet food delivery, retail availability

    Besides keeping employees healthy, pet product delivery or availability at retail outlets most challenges pet food and treat producers’ businesses worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic. Petfood Industry is conducting a global survey of professionals working for dog, cat and other pet food companies, ingredient or equipment suppliers, packaging manufacturers and… Original Source link More

  • Pet foods may help avoid next pandemic with conservation

    Pet foods may help avoid next pandemic with conservation

    Wildlife conservation’s economic value to humanity became clear in the COVID-19 pandemic. Although, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes COVID-19 disease, pathway to humans from other animals remains under investigation, the disease seems to have moved into humans from wild animals in a live animal market. Genetic evidence, published in Nature, suggests that endangered pangolins may have […] More

  • The Pandemic and Pet Supply Stores

    The Pandemic and Pet Supply Stores

    The Covid-19 pandemic is bringing brick-and-mortar commerce to a halt nationwide. Across the country, state and local governments are putting measures in place to restrict citizens’ movement and person-to-person contact in the hope of slowing transmission of the virus. Here in California, we’re now in week three of a mandatory shelter-in-place order, which was just […] 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

  • 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

  • Dog, cat adoptions boom during COVID-19 pandemic

    Dog, cat adoptions boom during COVID-19 pandemic

    Dog, cat and even hen adoptions soared in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic as people prepared to shelter in place. This boost in pet populations may influence the fortunes of the pet food industry in the economic upheaval created by the disease. While millions adapt to working from home, social distancing and self-isolation, […] More

  • Blue Buffalo sales spiked early in U.S. COVID-19 pandemic

    Blue Buffalo sales spiked early in U.S. COVID-19 pandemic

    Sales of General Mills’ pet food products, including Blue Buffalo, grew rapidly in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, along with many other consumer goods, as people prepared to shelter in place. General Mills’ executives discussed the effects of COVID-19 and resultant stock market crash on dog and cat foods […] More

  • Feds deem pet food industry vital during COVID-19 pandemic

    Feds deem pet food industry vital during COVID-19 pandemic

    United States Department of Homeland Security officials defined some dog, cat and other food industry professionals as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” during the COVID-19 pandemic. With that ruling, 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 well as […] More