In 2021, several of the most-read articles on Petfoodindustry.com covered topics that continued from previous years. Dilated cardiomyopathy, along with the United States federal investigation into correlations among the disease and certain pet foods continued to make headlines and draw criticism. The ongoing pandemic continued to influence the pet food industry, especially e-commerce, pet ownership and the human-animal bond.
Other highly read articles reported on breaking news and business moves. Meanwhile, maps of dog, cat and other pet food companies in the U.S. and Europ were part of a series of global maps, new to Petfoodindustry.com in 2021.
Other popular articles on Petfoodindustry.com dealt with trends in the global industry, including insect-based ingredients and consumer demands. A major international recall related to potential aflatoxin contamination drew readers’ attention early this year.
MARCH 18, 2021 - Dogs that received taurine supplementation during the course of their disease also had a significantly longer survival time than those that did not.
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JUNE 1, 2021 - Pet ownership in 2020 rose to 70% of US households, and owners spent 11% more on pet food, per APPA’s new survey.
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AUGUST 17, 2021 - This may be a shocker to some, but the truth is, there is not a direct cause-and-effect link between canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and grain-free pet foods.
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JANUARY 4, 2021 - From American Nutrition’s plant in Woodland, Washington to Sunshine Mills in Dublin, Georgia, those pet food producers appear in the map embedded below.
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JUNE 9, 2021
On April 26, 2021, the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) issued a press release (albeit very quietly) informing veterinarians that its Global Nutrition Committee (GNC) revised its “selecting a pet food” tool.
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FEBRUARY 8, 2021
The pandemic may have increased pet owner focus on sustainability, convenience, health, thrift and other trends.
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MARCH 26, 2021
Pet food’s 9.7% increase helped the overall U.S. pet care market reach a milestone of exceeding US$100 billion.
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Pet food production facilities operate across Europe, from Vafo Group in Estonia to C&D Foods in Spain.
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JANUARY 25, 2021
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a list of countries to which pet food containing dangerous levels of aflatoxin may have been exported by Midwestern Pet Foods. As of January 21, 2021, FDA is aware of more than 110 pets that have died and more than 210 pets that are sick after eating Sportmix pet food.
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APRIL 26, 2021
The British Veterinary Association has enthusiastically endorsed it as a pet food ingredient. Some experts project the market to increase exponentially in less than 10 years, soaring from production of about 10,000 metric tons today to 500,000 by 2030.
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