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Rendered pet food ingredients digestibility helps environment

Increasing digestibility improves the amount of nutrition extracted in the rendering process. This makes more pet food ingredients per the quantity of energy used and pollution produced.

Increasing digestibility improves the amount of nutrition extracted in the rendering process. This makes more pet food ingredients per the quantity of energy used and pollution produced.


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Argentine pet food exports may grow using quality control

Quality control procedures and certifications may help pet food makers in Argentina and around the world to expand distribution of their dog, cat and other pet food and treats.

Quality control procedures boost efficiency, ensure consistent pet food products and reduce the potential for recalls, but quality control can go beyond that to become a marketing tool for dog, cat and other pet food producers.


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Measuring cats’ delight at dinner benefits pet food makers

Measuring the enjoyment a cat experiences while eating food and treats isn’t as straightforward as measuring how much they consume overall, but it provides insights that pet food makers wouldn’t have otherwise.

Measuring a cat’s enjoyment of their food can help pet food formulators develop new products and improve existing ones.


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Dog brain scan suggests dogs see actions more that objects

While Dr. Doolittle’s dream remains elusive, advances in brain scanning and analysis have opened a window into how dogs’ brains reconstruct what they see. Researchers at Emory University found evidence that we should probably be using more verbs when overdubbing our dog’s antics.

While Dr. Doolittle’s dream remains elusive, advances in brain scanning and analysis have opened a window into how dogs’ brains reconstruct what they see. Researchers at Emory University found evidence that we should probably be using more verbs when overdubbing our dog’s antics.


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Spain leads European pet dog ownership per capita 2021

More populous nations inherently will tend to have more pets. However, ordering the top five cat and dog populations in Europe by per capita pet ownership causes different patterns to emerge.

More populous nations inherently will tend to have more pets. However, ordering the top five cat and dog populations in Europe by per capita pet ownership causes different patterns to emerge.


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Russia has most dog, cat pets 2021; UK, fish; Italy, birds

Pandemic pets from 2020 needed food and treats in 2021, meanwhile pet populations continued growing in Europe.

Russia had the highest pet dog and cat populations in Europe for 2021. Italians owned the most pet birds, while France was home to the most reptile pets. The United Kingdom had the most aquariums.


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Pet owners increase plans to spend less on pet food

The economic situation may be worsening for many pet owners as the year goes on. In February, 63% of pet owners reported spending the same amount in the previous month and the current one. By June, that had declined to 49%.

In a survey, all pet owners were more inclined to start making budget cuts to pet supplies before pet food.


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Large versus small pet food brand buyer motivations

Motivations behind choosing a specific pet food brand vary by pet owner, and the current economic situation influences those intentions to buy.

Motivations behind choosing a specific pet food brand vary by pet owner, and the current economic situation influences those intentions to buy.


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