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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tim Wall covers the dog, cat and other pet food industries as a senior reporter for WATT Global Media. His work has appeared in Scientific American, Live Science, Discovery News, Honduras Weekly, Global Journalist and other outlets. He holds an M.A. in journalism and an M.S. in natural resources, both from the University of Missouri - Columbia, along with a bachelor's degree in biology.
Wall served in the Peace Corps in Honduras from 2005 to 2007, where he coordinated with the town government of Moroceli to organize a municipal trash collection system, taught environmental science, translated for medical brigades and facilitated sustainable agriculture, along with other projects.
Contact Wall via https://www.wattglobalmedia.com/contact-us/
By Lindsay Beaton
Pet food safety is top-of-mind all along the production line, and everything from the ingredients to the equipment must offer solutions.
By Debbie Phillips-Donaldson
Many hours, efforts, dollars and brainpower go into pet food companies’ and regulatory bodies’ efforts to ensure that products on the market are safe and healthy for pets.