Sustainable Dog and Cat Food

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Cat owners report no plant-based diet health problems

Feeding and health intertwine in pet obesity, one area where cat owners’ perceptions may be wrong. Reported body conditions scores (BCS) in Dodd’s study didn’t match up with companion animal obesity statistics collected by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention and other groups.
As vegetarian and vegan diets become increasingly mainstream, pet owners want their companion animal’s diets to match their own edibility ethics.
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Sustainability articles in Petfood Industry 2020: top 11

In 2020, pet food suppliers, producers, packagers and others continued to explore ways to alter production processes and use resources in ways that will allow future generations to enjoy a lifestyle at least as comfortable as our own.
In 2020, pet food suppliers, producers, packagers and others continued to explore ways to alter production processes and use resources in ways that will allow future generations to enjoy a lifestyle at least as comfortable as our own.
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2 top trends for 2021 according to the pet food industry

The 2020 pandemic has brought both pet owners’ desires for sustainable products and their use of e-commerce channels for product purchasing into sharp relief.
The 2020 pandemic has brought both pet owners’ desires for sustainable products and their use of e-commerce channels for product purchasing into relief as we look at trends for 2021.
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Pet food exec sustainability idea differs from consumers

As sustainability claims have become a mainstream marketing message in pet food, the meaning of that message may have diverged among both pet owners and pet food professionals.
The multiplicity of sustainability problems makes containing them in single term difficult. For many pet owners the concept of sustainability may remain hazy, or they may think of the word in different terms pet food executives and marketers.
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Sustainability conflicts with premium pet food packaging

While renewable materials, like fish gelatin, give pet food packaging fairly good oxygen transmission rates (OTR), they degrade very quickly.
On the one hand, pet owners want packaging with low environmental impact. However, those same pet food and treat purchasers also look for artful, resealable packaging that keeps contents fresh for long periods.
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Pet food pods could reduce single-serve packaging waste

Superpremium, single-serve packaging may trade sustainability for convenience. Encapsulated pet food in a dissolvable pod could replace single-serve packages and reduce waste.
Brightly printed, sturdy pet food packages may ensure freshness on par with human foods, but multiple layers of material often mean superpremium packaging must make a trade-off with sustainability.
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