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Dog and Cat Food Nutrition

Find the latest dog and cat food nutrition articles, commentary and news covering pet obesity and health, limited ingredient diets, pet food label changes, plant-based proteins and how human food trends continue to impact the pet food industry. Register for free to access premium content.

Pet Food Ingredients

The latest research, analysis and information on dog and cat food ingredients, proteins, vitamins and supplements that are added to create nutritious pet food formulations from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine and Dr. Greg Aldrich’s monthly column, “Ingredient Insights.” Register for free to access premium content.

Ingredient Usage Analysis

Learn more about popular wet and dry pet food ingredients, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins, additives and extracts found in U.S. cat and dog food ingredient decks. Register for free to access premium content.

Pet Food Palatability

Find the latest pet food palatability science and testing data, analysis and information from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine to help pet food manufacturers create wet and dry dog and cat food that appeals to a companion animal’s sense of taste, smell and sight. Register for free to access premium content.

Pet Food Additives / Supplements

Learn how pet food additives and supplement research and trends affect how dog and cat food is formulated from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine. Topics include preventing pet food spoilage, adding trace minerals and antioxidants to formulations, extending shelf life, and supporting pet gut health. Register for free to access premium content.

Natural / Organic Pet Food

Find the latest articles, studies and news on natural and organic canned, dry and fresh dog and cat foods that use human-grade, certified-organic ingredients. Topics include grain-free diets, functional (prescription), raw, freeze-dried and fresh pet food formulations from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine. Register for free to access premium content.

Research Notes

Find the latest dog, cat and companion animal health scientific research and news from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine to help pet food manufacturers improve pet health through pet food ingredient, vitamin and mineral analysis as well as information focusing on pet diseases and palatability issues. Register for free to access premium content.

Pet Food Recalls

Stay up to date with Petfood Industry’s list of US and international cat and dog food, pet treat and companion animal feed recalls. According to FDA, pet food can be recalled by a manufacturer to remove product from the market, by FDA request or by FDA order under statutory authority. Register for free to access premium content.

Pet Food Safety

Find the latest pet food safety and quality articles, research and analysis from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine to help pet food manufacturers produce safe and healthy wet and dry dog and cat food, understand how the latest pet food regulations affect your operation, and stay up to date on the latest US and international pet food recalls. Register for free to access premium content.

Pet Food Regulations

Find the latest federal, state and local regulation news and analysis from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine. Pet food regulations are set by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), which governs the production, distribution and sale of cat food, dog food and animal feeds as well as pet food labeling laws. Register for free to access premium content.

Pet Food Processing

Find the latest articles, research and news on commercially processing pet food for companion animals according to their nutritional needs from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine. Dog and cat food formulations generally consist of meat, meat byproducts, cereals, grains, vitamins and minerals. Register for free to access premium content.

Pet Food Extrusion

Find the latest articles, research and analysis on pet food extrusion, the most common way to make mass-quantity dry cat and dog food products such as kibble, from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine. Topics include high-meat pet food formulas, safety and maintenance, and extrusion-baked pet foods. Register for free to access premium content.

Pet Food Equipment

Find the latest articles, research and news on pet food equipment and the processes used to make commercial dog and cat food from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine. Topics include pet food extruder maintenance and processing, kibble drying technology, and plant energy management guidelines. Register for free to access premium content.

Pet Food Packaging

Learn the latest analysis, research and marketing data from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine on wet and dry pet food packaging trends for cans, pouches, paper bags and trays as well as packaging designs that appeal to pet owners, how to successfully brand and rebrand dog and cat food and how packaging is evolving with the market. Register for free to access premium content.

Pet Food Labeling

The latest articles and news on pet food labeling regulations and dog and cat food packaging nutrition marketing trends from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine. Topics include modernizing pet food labels, pet food packaging trends, GMO legislation updates, and designing clean packaging and labels to appeal to pet owners. Register for free to access premium content.

Pet Food News

The latest dog and cat food news and research from Petfood Industry magazine. Register for free to access premium content.

Pet Food Market Trends

Find the latest dog, cat and companion animal food market trends and news, including statistics on the global pet care market, from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine. Learn how current and future food trends influence pet food and pet treat formulations and sales, how pet owners impact the pet food industry, and growing pet food niches. The data included has been collected from various industry reports, expert industry analysis, presentations from the annual Petfood Forum conference and tradeshow and WATT Global Media’s exclusive Top Pet Food Companies database. Register for free to access premium content.

Pet Food Company Profiles

Read profiles on large and small US and global pet food manufacturing companies from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine. These are the pet food manufacturers leading new dog and cat food product development, creating and defining niche pet food markets, and expanding pet food’s reach around the world. Register for free to access premium content.

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. Register for free to access premium content.

Research Notes

Find the latest dog, cat and companion animal health scientific research and news from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine to help pet food manufacturers improve pet health through pet food ingredient, vitamin and mineral analysis as well as information focusing on pet diseases and palatability issues. Register for free to access premium content.

Cat and dog food infographics

The latest cat and dog food trends and statistics covering issues that affect pet food manufacturing, pet health and nutrition, ingredient research, pet food safety and pet ownership trends and statistics that are shaping the global pet food industry. Register for free to access premium content.

Petfood Forum News

News and all the latest on pet food research and pet treats from Petfood Forum and Petfood Innovation Workshop, the global pet food industry’s premier events. Learn more about Petfood Forum and register to attend.

Pet Food Press Releases

Latest campaigns, announcements and information from dog and cat food companies.

Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)

Find out the latest information on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) investigation into a potential correlation between certain pet food ingredients (potatoes, peas, lentils and grain-free diets) and how findings may impact limited-ingredient dog food formulations.

Grain-Free Pet Food

Grain-free pet food is defined as made without wheat, corn, rice and other grains. Read the latest research, analysis and news on grain-free dog and cat food diets, ingredient and formulation trends and how this limited-ingredient market segment is evolving to meet pet owner and market demands.

Pet Ownership Statistics

Find out the latest information on pet population and ownership trends for dogs, cats, birds and exotic companion animal ownership worldwide. Read the latest studies and research on generational pet ownership trends, the regions where pet ownership is increasing and how diversity among pet ownership demographics continues to create new challenges for pet food marketers and professionals.

CBD Treats for Dogs and Cats

Dog and cat treats featuring CBD or similar ingredients from hemp and cannabis-based products marketed as pet supplements are quickly growing from a niche-market to the mainstream. To date, the FDA has not approved any CBD-based human foods or supplements, or any part of the hemp plant for use in pet foods or treats.

Raw Cat and Dog Food

Raw dog and cat food is a small but quickly growing category as ancestral, high-protein and fresh meat diets continue to appeal to pet owners looking to customize their pet’s specific nutritional needs. Read the latest high-pressure processing research and methods, safety issues and nutritional information.

Insect-based Cat and Dog Food

Insects as novel protein sources in dog and cat food, such as black soldier fly larvae and crickets is gaining acceptance as alternatives to conventional pet food proteins and oil sources. Read the latest about the feasibility of insect-based ingredients, regulatory issues ensuring these ingredients are safe and how to market these products to consumers.

Limited Ingredient Cat and Dog Food (LID)

Limited ingredient (LID) dog and cat food formulations challenge pet food companies to create diets with a minimal number of ingredients while providing all essential amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins and other nutrients. Read the latest about novel proteins and other ingredients in LIDs to help pet owners avoid ingredient intolerances or food sensitivities as well as grain-free diet trends.

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