8 Petfood Industry blogs, columns June 2021

In June 2021, Petfood Industry’s staff and contributors wrote 8 blogs and columns. These articles covered the pandemic’s influence on pet ownership, mergers and acquisitions, humanization and other topics.

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In June 2021, Petfood Industry’s staff and contributors wrote 8 blogs and columns. These articles covered the pandemic’s influence on pet ownership, mergers and acquisitions, humanization and other topics.

Pet food proteins: Rotation diets, cross reactions and more

A discussion about novel proteins in pet food with expert Kelly Swanson provoked some interesting questions and research directions to consider.

U.S. pet food spending rose in 2020, tracking sales growth

A 31% leap in U.S. pet food spending for the first half of 2020 supports healthy pet food sales increases reported for the entire year, due to COVID-19.

Humanization of dogs’ diets from two research perspectives

A recent study showed owners often feed their dogs according to their own diet routines, while another researched how dogs were fed thousands of years ago.

WSAVA, part 2: Pet food recommendations are now guidelines

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association made some useful revisions to its tool for selecting pet foods, yet in some cases failed to set a proper bar.

Plant-based proteins in pet food: the new, novel, niche

New sources of plant-based proteins may be part of the answer for extending and expanding the supply of protein in pet foods. These will provide a novel approach to the thought process beyond traditional sources.

Active pet food M&A market continues in 2021

Not even a pandemic could slow pet food mergers and acquisitions in 2020. Deals have continued at a strong pace in 2021, indicating the market’s strength.

US pet industry reset: Pet population update

Learn about the current pet populations in the U.S., including how they compare to 2019 numbers and the reasons behind the data.

Top pet companies show resilience through pandemic

Learn about the top companies in 2020, including M&A activity and the various trends that got us to where we are right now.

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