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Purina unveils Australian cat food factory expansion

The new facilities will use local ingredients to produce cat food. More than 85% of raw materials used at the Nestlé Blayney factory will be sourced locally, including meats and grains.

The expansion may position Nestlé Purina as a key regional supplier, with both wet and dry pet food exported from Blayney to New Zealand, Thailand and Japan.


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Whitebridge Pet Brands merges with Agras Pet Foods

Whitebridge Pet Brands will continue to operate from both offices in America and Italy.

Whitebridge Pet Brands, United States-based maker of Tiki Pets cat and dog food, complements, toppers and treats, and Agras Pet Foods, an Italy-based pet nutrition company and maker of Schesir brand pet food and complements for cats and dogs, have announced the completion of their pet food industry merger.


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Millennial pet ownership generation gap grew 2018-2020

Millennials have grown particularly in cat ownership. Millennials also increased significantly in bird ownership.

Many of those pet owners may be new to caring for animals, according to insights she shared from APPA’s surveys and reports. Of those in the survey who didn’t own pets currently, 18% had owned a pet in the past, while 12% were classified as non-pet-owners.


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Cat food with activated AIM protein launched

New research could lead to longer life spans for domestic cats.

Learn about the research into AIM, a protein that helps a cat’s kidneys operate effectively. Take a look at the new pet food out, as well as plans for a medication currently going through clinical trials.


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Avocado toxic to dogs? Science explores pet food potential

Avocados trees are a common feature in backyards throughout Latin America. Many pet dogs don’t hesitate to eat a dropped fruit, but the dogs don’t drop dead.

Discover how researchers added to the evidence that avocado has potential as a dog food ingredient, contrary to veterinary and popular recommendations against the fruit.


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