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Stop fake news, beliefs about dog and cat food with games

Games may help inoculate both pet owners and those in the industry from inaccuracies and prepare pet owners to debunk fake pet food news on their own.

From dilated cardiomyopathy to by-products to pentobarbital, a wide range of topics in the pet food industry have spawned their own sets of rumors and false beliefs. Along with these specific myths, pet owners often harbor wider misunderstandings about pet food formulation, processing and regulation.


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No confirmed human disease from raw pet food worldwide

The scientists’ findings cast doubt on a basic tenant of raw pet food use, that raw pet foods should be kept away from people’s food spaces and utensils.

Scientists classified eleven households as having experienced “probable” transmission, and 20 households experienced “possible” transmission.


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Coconut, spinach, 3 more plant superfoods in pet recipes

Although there’s no legal or medical definition of a superfood, these ingredients became especially popular in premium and superpremium pet foods and treats.

The rising popularity of plant superfoods in pet food corresponds to people’s demands for farm produce that produces health results in their own diets.


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ALDI recalled cat treat Advent calendars

No other ALDI products are affected by this recall.

No other ALDI products are affected by this recall. After receiving a small number of customer complaints and discussion with the supplier, ALDI removed the affected products from stores.


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6 Petfood Industry blogs, columns in Dec. 2021

In December 2021, Petfood Industry’s staff and contributors wrote 6 blogs and columns. These articles covered the pandemic’s influence on the industry, animal welfare, regulatory milestones and other topics.

In December 2021, Petfood Industry’s staff and contributors wrote 6 blogs and columns, which covered the pandemic’s influence on the industry, animal welfare, regulatory milestones and other topics.


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Sustainability in dog, cat, other pet food news 2021

Finding ways to create and tell a pet food brand’s sustainability story may lead to increased sales, as environmental issues will likely stay on pet owners' minds, influencing their purchasing behaviors.

The pandemic, natural disasters, civil unrest and other factors may be fueling the growing importance of environmental and social consciousness in the pet food industry.


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