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 pets face health, care problems from novices

In 2020, pandemic-driven demand altered the pet market, reducing owner preparation and diligence as people scrambled to buy what puppies they could without investigating the source or even seeing the young dog.
Pet food companies have an opportunity to help these new owners of new dogs. As the dynamic of the pandemic changes, dog food companies may build consumer trust and loyalty by expanding efforts to reach new pet owners.
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5 insights on China’s pet food market post-2020

How did the Chinese pet food market fare in 2020, and what are the prospects for domestic producers in 2021?
Data and observations sum up how the Chinese pet food market fared in 2020, while local pet food businesses and experts offer outlooks for 2021.
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