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May 1, 2024

Branching Out & Bugging In: Exploring Plant, Yeast & Insect Protein Power for Pets

Walking down the pet food aisle today feels like navigating a world of uncharted territory. Gone are the days of limited choices. Now, pet owners are met with a dazzling array of options, not just in terms of flavors and brands, but in the source of protein itself. While novel animal proteins have been around […]

Mar 1, 2024

Nature’s Dynamic Duo: Cannabinoids, Mushrooms Play Important Roles in Pet Wellness

While many people have embraced medical marijuana for health ills, the concept of treating pets and zoo animals with cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is still in its early years. The New York Times recently published an article, Curing Animals with Cannabis, that tells the story of a captive elephant, Nidia, and the suffering she was […]

Feb 28, 2024

Brands Share Insights on How Retailers Can Benefit from Expert Knowledge on Small Animal Nutrition

While small animal food and treats are far from being a large segment in the pet industry, they make exceptional repeat-sales items that have been showing a slight yet steady growth since the beginning of the 2020 pandemic. Savvy retailers who have been stocking their shelves with these products are seeing a consistent rise in […]

Feb 27, 2024

Pawsitively Transformative: Take Advantage of Global Pet Expo’s Collaborative Environment

For over 10 years, Open Farm has found a second home at the Global Pet Expo, a spectacular event that transcends the label of an industry conference. This annual gathering stands as a testament to the vibrancy of the global pet community, where industry leaders from around the world convene to collectively shape the future […]

Jan 1, 2024

Pet Brands Battling Petflation: How to Reduce Cost Without Losing Premium Status

The U.S. pet industry has always been a growing and evolving sector, and the last few years, in particular, have been a wild ride. Over 80 million pet-loving households drive this market, and since 2020, these wonderful consumers have helped the industry weather a pandemic and the turbulent economic environment left in its wake. Pet […]

Oct 1, 2023

Health Support: These Overlooked Issues are Vital to Proper Pet Care

The moment they enter this world, newborn companion animals have specific needs. In addition, their health care support changes as they age into adolescent, adult and senior pets. Pet Age recently spoke with Lee Scoville, owner of Midor LTD and president of LIFELINE, to discuss several overlooked aspects of health support. How would you describe […]

Sep 29, 2023

Let’s Go Shopping! David Frei Reports What’s Trending With Dog Parents

I have nearly 10,000 Facebook friends and followers, some of whom are professional dog people, while others are very knowledgeable and experienced hobbyists. I knew that I had the potential for a lot of great responses when I posted the following request on Facebook: “Give me one product that is in your kennel/home for your […]

Sep 20, 2023

Pet Food Revolution: How Commercial Refrigeration is Transforming Pet Nutrition

The shift towards fresh and frozen pet food is propelled by the increased understanding of the impact of diet on pet health. Increasingly, pet owners are becoming aware that their pets need a balanced and nutritious diet just like humans do, prompting them to explore new dietary options. Fresh and frozen foods offer higher nutritional […]

Sep 1, 2023

The Museum of Aquarium & Pet History Celebrates Historical Artifacts

In the world today, there are over 100,000 museums devoted to the purpose of collecting, preserving, interpreting and displaying objects of artistic, cultural or scientific significance for the study, education and viewing pleasure of the public. Yet with all these museums — of which 35,000 are in the U.S. alone — there are none devoted […]

Jun 26, 2023

AAFCO’S Pet Food Label Modernization Initiative Promotes Smart Pet Food Choices

The priority of U.S. pet food makers is to provide pet owners and pets with high-quality, safe, and nutritious pet food to promote long and healthy lives for our beloved pets. Every pet is different; therefore, what meets the needs for one dog or cat may be different than what benefits another dog or cat. […]

May 8, 2023

The Good, Bad & Unknown: The Need For Pet CBD Studies, Regulations

Cannabidiol (CBD) has been increasing in popularity since state governments started legalizing the use of medical marijuana in 1996 and recreational marijuana in 2012. Since that time, there has been a surge of marijuana, hemp, and CBD products marketed to pets. There is science-based evidence indicating that CBD may provide benefits to cats and dogs, […]

Apr 1, 2023

Science & Technology: Gut Microbiota’s Impact on Overall Pet Health

Like humans, cats and dogs have a complex community of trillions of microorganisms living in their gut. Collectively called the gut microbiome, this community supports almost every aspect of your pet’s health — helping with digestion, protecting against disease, maintaining healthy GI function, and so much more. Disruption of the gut microbiome — due to […]