In May 2018, Petfood Industry bloggers covered topic ranging from Amazon’s private label dog food to fearmongering to protein inclusion. During the same month, columnists wrote about lamb meal, insects and the popularity of natural pet foods.
May 7, 2018 - Are pet food consumer advocates really looking out for the best interests of pet owners and their pets, or are they simply fearmongers in disguise?
May 7, 2018 - The launch of Amazon’s own dog food brand seems to be just the next step in the e-commerce giant’s outsize influence and designs on the pet food market.
May 21, 2018 - Pet food companies exhibiting at Interzoo promoted ingredients and their sourcing, processing methods, packaging and other sustainability efforts.
May 29, 2018 - The pet food trend of high protein levels may not be sustainable, and research is lacking on the long-term effects on dog and cat health.
May 9, 2018 - As the pet food industry begins to consider insects as possible protein sources, regulatory guidance continues to be inconsistent.
May 12, 2018- As pet food needs become more diverse, the reasons behind pet owners' desire for "natural" pet foods continue to evolve.
May 14, 2018 - The use of lamb meal has gone from novel to everyday, but it remains a staple in the protein options for dog and cat diets when pet owners are looking for alternatives.
Pet owners want a lot from their pet food brands. They want primary proteins that suit what they believe is best for their animal. They want grains or they don't. They want something customized, but it has to be easy to understand.
Constraints and crises, like those experienced in 2020, help drive innovation and sustainability offers context.