Sustainable Dog and Cat Food

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High-protein cat food may reduce bird, wildlife predation

Compared to a control group, cats killed fewer wild animals in the groups that ate high-protein diets and that played with their owners. Those two groups of cats also brought down less prey than before the experiment began.
For those cat owners who let their felines roam the neighborhood, high-protein cat food may be one means to reduce predatory pressure on birds and other small wildlife.
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Coastal wolves, ancient clambakes and paleo dog food

Human food trends arose from people’s intentions to eat as our Paleolithic, or Stone Age, ancestors did, and these trends transferred to pet food.
For dogs, the paleo diet can mean meat and other items encountered around human camps during domestication. Although “discarded loincloth” will never become a dog food variety, other ancient flavors may remain to be revived as dog foods.
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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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