Pet Food News

The latest dog and cat food news and research from Petfood Industry magazine.


Dog, cat food company launched ‘happy pet’ contest

One cat and one dog will win grand prizes of food for a year and special day.
Solid Gold Pet launched a contest seeking the “Happiest Pet on Earth” and announced a call for entries, seeking pet lovers’ photos that feature cats and dogs.
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Cannabis dog treats production completed

Endexx Corporation completed the first round of production of Phyto-Bites.
Endexx Corporation, a provider of phytonutrient based food and nutritional products, completed the first round of production of its pet product line, Phyto-Bites, a cannabidiol-infused soft chew treats for dogs.
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7 pet food companies that give back to people, pets

Pet food companies’ charity can boost their public images and fulfill ethical goals.
These seven companies’ charitable actions include promoting pet adoptions, honoring service dogs, donating dog and cat food to shelters, and helping to connect people with service animals.
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Petfood Forum China 2015 images

View a collection of photos from Pet Fair Asia, the pet trade show in Shanghai that partners with Petfood Forum China 2015. Pet food professionals from China and throughout the world learned how to develop products for the US$1.37 billion Chinese pet food market at Petfood Forum China, held August 28 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. The exclusive conference featured industry experts sharing information and insights on the Chinese pet food market, the pet food product development process, the importance of supplier partnerships and ways to take a new product to retail.

Pet Fair Asia just finished its 18th edition, August 27-30. It is one of the largest pet trade shows in China and has grown each year, expanding to three halls in 2015, with thousands of visitors, both pet industry professionals and pet-owning consumers. Many of the exhibiting pet food manufacturers, both domestic and multinational, had very large stands. In fact, for most of the multinationals, their stands were larger than what they typically have at North American pet trade shows such as Global Pet Expo. The recent turmoil in China’s economy does not seem to be affecting the country’s pet food market, judging by the major, active presence of these pet food companies at Pet Fair Asia. With this activity backed by data showing the market’s continuing rapid growth (presented by Pushan Tagore of GfK duringPetfood Forum China 2015), China promises to be an up and coming pet food player for some time.

Petfood Forum China and Pet Fair Asia will return to Shanghai in 2016, August 18-21.


Industry Event

Petfood Technology Workshop - Mexico

12/5/16 to 12/6/16
Location: University of Baja California - Ensenada
The Petfood Technology Workshop Mexico will take place December 5 – 6, 2016, at the University of Baja California in Mexico.
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Industry Event

Pet Industry Leadership Conference

1/30/17 to 2/2/17
Location: Montage Resort
Laguna Beach, CA
United States
The Pet Industry Leadership Conference, sponsored by the American Pet Products Association (APPA), the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) and the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), will be held January 30 through February 2, 2017 at the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, California.
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Industry Event

Global Pet Expo 2017

3/22/17 to 3/24/17
Location: Orange County Convention Center
9899 International Dr.
Orlando, FL
United States
Global Pet Expo will feature more than 1,200 companies from around the world, showcasing products available for all types of pets including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, small animals and horses.
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