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.

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Pandemic influenced 47% of new dog acquisitions in US

More than one third of those pet owners increased their purchasing during the pandemic, with 35% reporting that they spent more on their pets in the past 12 months than the preceding year.
More than one third of those pet owners increased their purchasing during the pandemic, with 35% reporting that they spent more on their pets in the past 12 months than the preceding year.
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One Food: As people die or diet, so do dogs and cats

The connections among disease and human, pet and livestock foods have been established. Yet there is more to health than avoiding disease.
The connections among disease and human, pet and livestock foods have been established. Yet there is more to health than avoiding disease.
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Omnichannel pet food presence fuels new sales

Maintaining a presence online continues to grow in importance for pet food brands. That presence should go beyond a digital storefront or e-commerce retailer listing to engage with pet owners and build trust.
Maintaining a presence online continues to grow in importance for pet food brands. That presence should go beyond a digital storefront or e-commerce retailer listing to engage with pet owners and build trust.
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