In August 2019, Petfood Industry’s contributors covered topics ranging from dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) to cannabidiol (CBD) to pet food shopper loyalty. These eight columns, blogs and feature articles also covered pet food branding, sustainability and natural claims.


DCM’s influence on new pet food trends, product launches

August 27, 2019 - Debbie Phillips-Donaldson: Though it may be premature, pet food companies are responding to concerns over canine DCM with new products featuring legume-free claims and extra taurine.


CBD craze in pet food and human food goes global

August 19, 2019 Debbie Phillips-Donaldson

Cannabidiol (CBD)-based products for humans are booming globally with pet products following closely, despite murky legal status for both. Even China is exporting CBD.


Pet food shopper loyalty challenges in an e-commerce age

August 14, 2019 - David Sprinkle: In spite of many paths, the challenges to gaining pet food customer loyalty are increasing as e-commerce becomes a more stable, present option for pet owners.


Faba beans: A new pulse for the dog and cat food market

August 13, 2019 - Greg Aldrich, PhD: Faba beans may be the next new grain-free ingredient in dog and cat food, according to recent research.


Pet food branding do’s and don’ts

August 12, 2019 - Debbie Phillips-Donaldson: Effective marketing of pet food starts with fully developing your brand – your promise to pet owners that leads them to believe in and buy your product.


What is the future for pet food packaging sustainability?

August 5, 2019 -  Debbie Phillips-Donaldson: 

Plastic pet food packaging is becoming more popular but is not yet sustainable. Pet food companies and packaging suppliers are trying to change that.


Rules for reconstitution of dry pet food ingredients

August 5, 2019 - David A. Dzanis, DVM, PhD, DACVN: AAFCO guidance isn’t strictly laid out, but there are some items to keep in mind when ensuring regulatory compliance of reconstituted pet food ingredients.


Consumer views on natural food claims: Cues for pet food

August 1, 2019 Debbie Phillips-DonaldsonA survey shows consumers are often confused by natural human food claims, even when the definition is regulated. The findings can apply to pet food, too.