During September 2018, Petfood Industry bloggers and columnists covered the United States Food and Drug Administration’s investigation into dog food’s role in canine dilated cardiomyopathy, mass market pet food retailers, human food trends and other topics.
Petfood Industry blogs in September 2018
Pet food spending, perceptions: Lessons from human food
September 24, 2018 - Debbie Phillips-Donaldson
As pet food spending catches up to human food, we can learn common lessons about how and why consumers perceive and value the foods they buy.
Human food may offer clues for next big thing in pet food
September 17, 2018 - Debbie Phillips-Donaldson
In some cases, pet food trends get to market faster than human food, yet the latter industry can still offer ideas for what might come next in pet food.
Update: FDA pet food ingredient and DCM investigation
September 10, 2018 - Debbie Phillips-Donaldson
A webinar on FDA’s investigation into a possible link between pet food ingredients and canine DCM highlighted the need for further investigation and research.
Petfood Industry columns in September 2018
Grain-free dog food alert: Many questions still to answer
September 12, 2018 - Greg Aldrich, Ph.D.
The recent dilated cardiomyopathy webinar, hosted by Petfood Industry, prompted great questions regarding grain-free diets for dogs.
Pet food ingredients, more covered at AAFCO meeting
September 11, 2018 - David A. Dzanis, DVM, Ph.D.
AAFCO’s 2018 annual meeting looked at an online ingredients database, a potential name change for AAFCO and several new working groups related to pet food ingredients.
Mass merchandiser Walmart leads in pet product sales
September 11, 2018 - David Sprinkle
Walmart’s mass merchandiser lead in pet product sales shows the draw of competitive pricing and product availability to dog and cat owners.
Popular novel pet food ingredients lack in-depth research
September 12, 2018 - Debbie Phillips-Donaldson
Many pet foods now feature ingredients like novel proteins and grain-free starches like peas and potatoes, but there is little research on them for pets.
Are grain-free pet foods truly healthy and sustainable?
September 7, 2018 - Debbie Phillips-Donaldson
Grain-free pet foods remain popular among pet owners and pet food companies, but there are concerns over their sustainability and some formulations.