Petfood Industry contributors wrote 10 blogs and columns about canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), China’s pet food trends, U.S. pet food sales and other topics.
September 9, 2019 - Debbie Phillips-Donaldson
Pet food product development goes in cycles, shaped by human food trends, market demands and pet owner concerns. With grain free, irony plays a role, too.
September 5, 2019 - Debbie Phillips-Donaldson
Pet food sales in the grain-free and condition-specific categories are rising in China, while packaging, marketing and pet technology grow more sophisticated.
September 9, 2019 - David A. Dzanis, DVM, PhD, DACVN
The Pet Food Committee covered a lot of ground, including regulatory considerations and the formation of a new working group, at the latest AAFCO.
September 7, 2019 - David Sprinkle
Pet food sales trends show significant room for growth when it comes to specialized kitten and puppy food formulations.
September 10, 2019 - Ryan Yamka
Canine DCM has been a hot pet food topic for the past year. Let’s look deeper into the latest FDA investigation update and if veterinary bias may play a role.
September 11, 2019 - Lindsay Beaton
As cat ownership increases and pet owners become more particular, trends familiar in the dog space showed up at SuperZoo 2019 in the cat products market, too.
September 11, 2019 - Greg Aldrich, PhD
Coconut meal could be a novel starch source in pet food diets for dogs and cats.
September 11, 2019 - Debbie Phillips-Donaldson
Concerned about grain-free pet food’s possible link to DCM, dog owners have turned to not only veterinarians and pet food brands, but also to retailers.
September 18, 2019 - Debbie Phillips-Donaldson
Blue Buffalo was once the pet food darling of pet specialty, but before and since being acquired by General Mills, it has moved more to mass and e-commerce.
September 25, 2019 - Debbie Phillips-Donaldson
New federal pet food spending data for 2018 now show a decline. A bright spot is that younger pet owners are growing in number and spending more.
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 Leah Wilkinson
A new year brings new opportunities and excitement, and 2023 is bound to be the same, with several chances for advancing policy issues of importance to the U.S. animal food industry.
By Lindsay Beaton