Pet Food News

Vet recommends reduced-calorie diets for fat pets

Between 30 and 40% of New Zealand's pets are now overweight, according to veterinarian Alex Melrose's recent column.
Between 30 and 40% of New Zealand’s pets are now overweight, according to veterinarian Alex Melrose’s recent column.
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VPG reveals new website

The Denmark-based Vital Petfood Group, now offering private labels for pets, presented its new website at the Private Label Manufacturers Association's trade show in Amsterdam last month.
The Denmark-based Vital Petfood Group, now offering private labels for pets, presented its new website at the Private Label Manufacturers Association's trade show in Amsterdam last month.
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Canidae expands with five new formulas

Canidae All Natural Pet Foods announced that its line of all-natural petfood expanded to include new wet flavors: two grain-free formulas and a beef/fish formula for dogs, and two grain-free formulas for cats.
Canidae All Natural Pet Foods announced that its line of all-natural petfood expanded to include new wet flavors: two grain-free formulas and a beef/fish formula for dogs, and two grain-free formulas for cats.
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Eukanuba introduces free iPhone application

Eukanuba recently announced its free OFF LEASH iPhone application, a mobile application that enables dog owners to locate dog parks closest to them.
Eukanuba recently announced its free OFF LEASH iPhone application, a mobile application that enables dog owners to locate dog parks closest to them.
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HBH Pet Products taps social media for product promotion

HBH Pet Products announced a contest to kick off its Twitter and Facebook pages, along with promoting its new line, No Grainers Dog Biscuits & Treats.
HBH Pet Products announced a contest to kick off its Twitter and Facebook pages, along with promoting its new line, No Grainers Dog Biscuits & Treats.
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Nebraska tornado hits Iams plant

A tornado that touched down June 17 sent 50 employees at a petfood manufacturing plant to the building's storm shelter.
A tornado that touched down June 17 sent 50 employees at a petfood manufacturing plant to the building’s storm shelter.
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Petfood maker, website donate to pet shelters

Castor & Pollux Pet Works, an Oregon, USA, manufacturer of natural petfood and treats, announced donating more than a half million meals to dog and cat shelters in the past year through its partnership with www.freekibble.com.
Castor & Pollux Pet Works, an Oregon, USA, manufacturer of natural petfood and treats, announced donating more than a half million meals to dog and cat shelters in the past year through its partnership with www.freekibble.com.
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PetSmart to buy back $350M of stock

PetSmart Inc. recently authorized a $350 million stock buyback in order to generate cash flow, according to the Wall Street Journal.
PetSmart Inc. recently authorized a $350 million stock buyback in order to generate cash flow, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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PFI reviews petfood legislature

At its meeting in March, the Pet Food Institute board of directors reiterated its legislative priorities: petfood specific proposals, including taxes on petfood; food safety legislation; and expansion of the legal standing of pets.
At its meeting in March, the Pet Food Institute board of directors reiterated its legislative priorities: petfood specific proposals, including taxes on petfood; food safety legislation; and expansion of the legal standing of pets.
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Poll: 50% of Americans treat pets like humans

A new AP/www.petside.com poll released June 23 showed that about 50% of American pet owners consider their pets to be a family member.
A new AP/www.petside.com poll released June 23 showed that about 50% of American pet owners consider their pets to be a family member.
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