In October, bloggers for Petfood Industry shared insights on pet food spending, labeling and product claims.

US pet food spending drop shows impact of cycles, trends

Debbie Phillips-Donaldson: Pet food spending data show the trend that pet food spending seems to rise for two years, then plateus or drops the third year.

Celebrating pet food people: seeking your stories

Debbie Phillips-Donaldson: Most people who work in the pet food industry are wonderful human beings, though you would never know it by some of the negative comments you see on social media (or even this website). 

Navigating pet food product claims, part 1: scientific

Ryan Yamka: Product claims are nothing new to the human or pet food industries. In fact, it is not unheard of to see health claims in both categories.

5 fast factoids for pet food’s strong future

Debbie Phillips-Donaldson: We know the data about pet food’s strength worldwide: the global pet food market reached US$75.25 billion in 2016, according to Euromonitor.

Helping pet owners ‘know your farmer, know your food’

Lindsay Beaton: Canidae Farms is part of Canidae's plan to shorten its supply chain, focus on sustainability and build a relationship with its customers through education.

New US pet food label is closer to reality, expert says

Debbie Phillips-Donaldson: Work on updating and improving two key sections of the pet food label required in the US is moving at a strong, steady pace through the Association of American Feed Officials Organization’s (AAFCO) approval process, said Jim Barritt, government and regulatory affairs manager for Mars Petcare.