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.

Pet Food Nutrition

Find the latest pet food nutrition articles, research and analysis on dog and cat food ingredients, pet food palatability data, additives and supplements information, and natural and organic pet food trends from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine.

Petfood Forum News

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

Pet Food Safety & Quality

Best practices and research from pet food equipment suppliers to help pet food companies manufacture safe and consistent dog and cat food.

Pet Food Packaging

The food marketing strategy and technology behind pet food cans, pouches, bags, resealable containers and peelable lidding.

Pet Food Production

Read about the latest advances in pet food production covering processing techniques (making commercial dog and cat food), extrusion research on optimizing the production of kibble and dry pet food, and the equipment used to make safe pet food products from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine.

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.

Coronavirus and Pets

Read the latest on the impact of human coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak on the pet food industry, supply chains, trade shows, conferences and dog and cat health. To date, according to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), there is no evidence that dogs play a role in the spread of this human COVID-19 pandemic outbreak or that they become sick. Further studies are needed to understand if and how different companion animals could be affected by the COVID-19 virus.