8 pet food blogs April 2018: pentobarbital, transparency

In April 2018, Petfood Industry blogs covered topics including pentobarbital contamination, consumer spending and chicken meal.

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In April 2018, Petfood Industry blogs covered topics including pentobarbital contamination, consumer spending and chicken meal.

1. Pet food transparency: buzzword, urban legend or reality?

April 3, 2018

Transparency shouldn’t be used merely as a pet food buzzword and should have some teeth behind its meaning. Pet owners want the facts as they stand today.

2. Human food companies going all-in on pet food

April 5, 2018

Two big pet food deals this year involve human food companies, as pet food’s continued growth and success in multiple retail channels attract attention.

3. Chicken meal: Is there anything new with this ingredient’s use in pet food?

April 10, 2018

A staple in pet food chicken meal has undergone modest changes to its definition and composition in the past 15 years, but challenges remain.

4. Pentobarbital residues in pet foods

April 11, 2018

This animal drug has lately been a significant topic of discussion, both within the pet food industry and among customers.

5. What do pet owners think of the pet food industry? (Part 3)

April 11, 2018

What do pet food consumers want?

6. What's next for pet food after 'precise' nutrition?

April 16, 2018

Consumers and pet food brands have been focusing on ingredients and targeted diets. Are customized diets, food-foraging and high-tech feeding products next?

7. US pet food spending threatened by decreasing prices

April 23, 2018

US pet food sales are increasing, but prices are falling, making the market the most competitive ever. What new development or trend will spur future growth?

8. Pet food ingredients: What’s hot and getting hotter?

April 30, 2018

Pet owners are shopping for certain ingredients, not pet food claims. Petfood Forum speakers highlighted ingredients on the rise, plus good old grain free.

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