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Chinese pet food market offers opportunities, challenges

Petfood Forum China 2019 will feature industry experts sharing the latest market information and insights.
At Petfood Forum China 2019, experts will provide updates on the market’s growth, information on new regulations and tips for importing into the country.
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How can science, marketing co-exist in pet food?

Panelists at Petfood Forum discuss what is driving pet food product development
Can science and marketing both win in the pet food industry? Five industry experts tackled this topic during the panel discussion, “Science vs. marketing: What’s driving pet food product development?” during Petfood Forum 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri, last week.
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Dogs and cats readily accept insect-based protein and oil

Dogs readily accepted the kibble with black soldier fly meal at up to 20% inclusion and with insect-based oil at up to 5%.
In feeding trials with both dogs and cats, pet foods made with insect-based ingredients had similar palatability and digestibility to kibble containing conventional pet food protein and oil sources.
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Pet owners purchase products, services from multiple channels

Online shopping for pet products is up, but that doesn’t mean the industry is divided
While most consumers who purchase pet products or services are buying at least some of them online, the internet has not divided the industry into e-commerce vs. brick and mortar store sales, according to David Sprinkle, publisher and research director at Packaged Facts.
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Measuring cats’ food enjoyment can augment consumption data

Bond between cats and their owners can be enriched when cats enjoy their food and treats more.
Because pet parents see feeding as a time to enrich the bond with their cats, measuring a cat’s enjoyment of food and treats can enhance that bond, according to Susan Jojola, Ph.D., manager of applied behavior research at AFB International.
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