7 Petfood Industry blogs in March: Petco, obesity, retail

These seven blogs and columns appeared on Petfood Industry in March.

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Image courtesy of Jim Galovski, co-founder of Guardian Pet Food Co.
Image courtesy of Jim Galovski, co-founder of Guardian Pet Food Co.

In March 2019, Petfood Industry bloggers and columnists covered a variety of topics, including Petco’s announcements about pet food ingredients, dog and cat obesity and pet specialty retail trends.

Adventures in Pet Food

Debbie Phillips-Donaldson, editor-in-chief of Petfood Industry, shares her insights and opinions on all things pet food, addressing market trends as well as news and developments in pet nutrition, food safety and other hot topics for the industry.


How pet food retail shifts are playing out in each channel

March 11, 2019 - Pet food e-commerce is growing rapidly, mass market sales are up slightly, and although pet specialty is flat, this channel still has opportunities to compete.

State of pet obesity: Good news and bad news

March 17, 2019 - Pet obesity rates in the U.S. did not increase in 2018, but pet owners remain confused about their pets’ weight and diets and their vets can’t always help.

Top 6 pet food trends, conversations at Global Pet Expo

March 27, 2019 - At Global Pet Expo 2019, pet food companies debuted air-dried products, new formats and cat food items, and discussed transparency, sustainability and CBD.


Debunking Pet Food Myths and Misconceptions

Ryan Yamka, PhD, is founder and an independent consultant with Luna Science and Nutrition, and founder of the Guardian Pet Food Co. He is board certified in companion animal nutrition by the American College of Animal Sciences and a fellow with the American College of Nutrition. Yamka calls on his extensive background in pet nutrition, and multiple years developing, formulating and launching dog and cat foods as a senior executive with leading pet food companies, to address common myths and misconceptions about pet food.

Fake news: Petco drops pet food with artificial ingredients

March 13, 2019 - The reality is that Petco, claiming to be the first and only major pet food retailer to make this move, has not banned all artificial ingredients.


Something to Chew On

Discover the pulse of the global pet food market from Petfood Industry Editor-in-Chief Debbie Phillips-Donaldson’s column “Something to Chew On,” which features opinions, analysis and commentary you won’t find anywhere else. Topics include dog and cat food nutrition, packaging and marketing trends.

5 fastest-growing pet food opportunities globally

March 18, 2019 - For future success in the global pet food market, look to fast-growing areas such as cat food, treats, wet food, the Asia-Pacific region and e-commerce.


Ingredient Issues

Greg Aldrich, PhD, is president of Pet Food & Ingredient Technology Inc.

Remove the chemicals from my pet’s food

March 15, 2019 - Is it possible to remove food “chemicals” from nutritionally complete pet foods and maintain a balanced formulation?


Petfood Insights

David Dzanis, DVM, PhD is a Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist and CEO of Regulatory Discretion Inc.

AAFCO introduces the Online Database of Ingredients

March 11, 2019 - Analyzing the benefits and challenges to pet food companies of AAFOC's new Online Ingredient Database.

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