6 Petfood Industry blogs, columns in February 2024

In February 2024, Petfood Industry’s staff and contributors wrote 6 blogs and columns. These articles covered pet obesity, DCM controversy, pet owner spending and more.

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Pet obesity: New research shows promise, human parallels

February 1, 2024 — Debbie Phillips-Donaldson

A new study showed two strains of probiotics helped reduce weight in obese dogs; the study protocol offers insights for research in humans and other mammals.


Sales performance, growth prospects in US pet food

February 7, 2024 — David Sprinkle

The trends are shifting in terms of pet ownership and pet food sales influences.


Alpha wolf concept is too furious for pet food industry

February 8, 2024 — Tim Wall

One of Hollywood’s alpha males, Vin Diesel, unwittingly debunked the dominance hierarchy idea in a quote from "The Fast and the Furious” series.


DCM controversy is back with deep-pocketed target

February 13, 2024 — Debbie-Phillips-Donaldson

A new class-action lawsuit focuses on Hill’s Pet Nutrition, its non-profit foundations and ‘affiliated’ veterinary researchers, but the case raises questions.


How to avoid taking pet owner spending, loyalty for granted

February 13, 2024 — Debbie Phillips-Donaldson

Pet owners around the world prioritize their pets’ health and focus on pet food value over price, but companies should strategize to meet economic concerns.


Why pet food inflation persists (hint: producer prices)

February 21, 2024 — Debbie Phillips-Donaldson

Dog and cat food producer costs in the U.S. have remained stable since March 2023, but unfortunately, they are up 28% since 2021 and more than 30% since 2019.


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