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Find the latest articles, studies and news on natural and organic canned, dry and fresh dog and cat foods that use human-grade, certified-organic ingredients. Topics include grain-free diets, functional (prescription), raw, freeze-dried and fresh pet food formulations from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine.
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Biologically appropriate pet foods not based in science

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 22:00
Biologically appropriate generally means that the dog and cat foods are rich in animal protein and fat.
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Elk, bison could reduce environmental impact of pet food

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 23:00
By using organ meat and co-products from bison and elk, the pet food industry helps to increase the market for the whole animal.
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Raw meat pet food consumer demands differ in US and EU

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 22:00
European and US dog and cat food companies may have different notions of what high meat inclusion means.
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Organic ingredients listed on 8.6 percent of dry dog food

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 22:00
Ingredients specifically listed as organic appeared in 8.6 percent of the approximately 7,000 dry dog food recipes listed in Petfood Industry’s Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center database.
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10 raw pet food safety studies conducted in past decade

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 22:00
These peer-reviewed journal articles and federal studies attempted to determine how raw diets affect dogs, cats and their owners, including identifying potential health risks.
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Bison: sustainable and novel pet food protein

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 22:00
Bison remains uncommon in dog and cat foods, so it may also help pet foods stand out on retailers’ shelves and websites.
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Navigating pet food product claims, part 4: organic, non-GMO

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:00
Learn how organic pet food claims differ from non-GMO claims, plus ones like natural, made in the USA, and the difference between US and EU pet food claims.
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Canidae responds to LA shelters vegan dog food proposal

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 22:00
The proposal stated that the dog food currently being fed to the dogs, Canidae Life Stages Multi-Protein, and other meat-based dog foods include ingredients that can be harmful to dogs’ health.
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Long-term raw dog food diet ups gut bacteria levels

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 22:00
Some bacteria found at higher levels in dogs eating homemade raw diets could cause health risks.
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Navigating pet food product claims, part 3: natural

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 09:00
For US pet food labels, it helps to know the nuances of the regulatory definition for natural claims, and consider what consumers believe natural means.
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Natures Menu opens raw pet food plant in Norfolk, UK

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 22:00
This new Natures Menu pet food plant has a capacity of 500 tonnes (551 tons) per week.
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US ethnic groups disagree on pet food nutrition and cost

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 22:00
People of self-reported Caucasian, African-American, Hispanic and Asian heritage expressed different views towards pet food.
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