Sustainable Dog and Cat Food

Find out why sustainability is becoming a requirement for dog and cat food – how it’s no longer just a feel-good concept for eco-conscious consumers but also an expectation, as well as a business necessity for pet food producers and suppliers. Register for free to access premium pet food industry content.

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Past decade saw pet food sustainability growth

Dog, cat and other pet food sustainability evolved from a consumer driven trend to a standard part of pet food producers and suppliers’ business strategies.
A decade ago, Petfood Industry surveyed readers about the importance of sustainability in their companies. In the intervening decade, sustainability evolved from a consumer driven trend to a standard part of pet food producers and suppliers’ business strategies.
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High-protein cat food may reduce bird, wildlife predation

Compared to a control group, cats killed fewer wild animals in the groups that ate high-protein diets and that played with their owners. Those two groups of cats also brought down less prey than before the experiment began.
For those cat owners who let their felines roam the neighborhood, high-protein cat food may be one means to reduce predatory pressure on birds and other small wildlife.
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Coastal wolves, ancient clambakes and paleo dog food

Human food trends arose from people’s intentions to eat as our Paleolithic, or Stone Age, ancestors did, and these trends transferred to pet food.
For dogs, the paleo diet can mean meat and other items encountered around human camps during domestication. Although “discarded loincloth” will never become a dog food variety, other ancient flavors may remain to be revived as dog foods.
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