4 pet food blogs July ‘19: Salmonella, DCM, supplements

These blogs and columns reflected Petfood Industries opinions and observations about recent developments in the dog, cat and other pet food markets.

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In July 2019, bloggers and columnists on Petfood Industry wrote about South America’s growing market, ties among human food, pet products and pathogens, as well as dilated cardiomyopathy. These blogs and columns reflected Petfood Industries opinions and observations about recent developments in the dog, cat and other pet food markets. Contributors included Petfood Industry’s publisher-in-chief, the publisher of Packaged Facts and the founder of Guardian Pet Food.

1. South America’s pet food development, up close and personal

July 18, 2019

 Debbie Phillips-Donaldson: The Latin American pet food market is one of the world’s fastest growing. Personal experiences in three South American countries helped confirm the data.

2. Recent Salmonella cases show pet food’s tie to human food

July 26, 2019

Debbie Phillips-Donaldson: Salmonella tied to pig ear dog treats, plus historical data, reveals links between pet food and human food, and disparity in how federal agencies view them.

3. Taking a page from pet supplements

July 15, 2019

David Sprinkle: Functional pet food and treats, as well as pet supplements, have their place in the pet market, and pet owners are making the most of it.

4. ‘BEG’ pet food does not equal DCM

July 30, 2019

Ryan Yamka: Canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a hot topic in the pet food industry, veterinary community, press and among pet owners. The cause of recent cases is unknown.

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