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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Top 10 Asia-Pacific region Petfood Industry articles 2020

Some of the top stories dealt with business moves, disaster relief and consumer demands that predated the pandemic.
Petfood Industry reports and contributors covered the pandemic’s effects from India, where feeding abandoned pets was declared an essential service, to the Philippines, where pet food was not considered an essential industry and pet owners lacked access to supplies.
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Top 10 Petfood Industry articles 2020: DCM or pandemic

While 2021 remains unpredictable, these ten articles offer 2020 hindsight about what held pet food producers’ and suppliers’ attention in an unprecedented year.
Two acronyms, DCM and COVID-19, dominated the attention of the global pet food industry in 2020, as measured by the amount of reader attention to Petfood Industry news, feature articles, blogs and other reporting.
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One key to pet food imports and exports during pandemic

Distributors must send a purchase order further ahead of time to the supplier so that the supplier can prepare multiple orders. Smooth import activities depend on the documents.
While the dog, cat and other pet food industries generally proved resilient, the ongoing pandemic continues to interrupt normal international commerce.
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