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  1. Just like Humans, Pets Need Vitamin A to Stay Happy and Healthy

    As an essential part of pet nutrition, Vitamin A is responsible for nurturing physical development, night vision, and supporting a healthy immune system in pets. When missing, it can cause deficiencies that could result in anything from muscle weaknesses to complete night blindness in the most severe cases.  The National Research Council Academy of Sciences […]

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  2. Pet Food Labeling Laws: 3 Trendy Claims That Could Land You in Hot Water

    Making claims about your kibble is no time to get creative. It’s a fine balance creating attractive packaging without misleading consumers – or raising red flags for regulators. Pet food consumers know their brands well. All it takes is one glance to recognize the familiar hue, eye-catching graphic or snappy slogan that hooked them in […]

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  3. Importing Pet Food Ingredients: What You Need to Know About International Third-Party Vendors

    Exotic ingredients have fueled the variety found in today’s pet food aisle, but when importing international ingredients, how can pet food brands ensure the safety and integrity of the end product? Duck from France, lamb from Australia, green-lipped mussels from New Zealand. These might sound like the specials at a five-star restaurant, but as human […]

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  4. Keeping Your Pet Food Compliant: Lessons from the 2016 AAFCO Update

    The latest AAFCO updates have prompted a wave of product reformulations and labeling changes. How can you ensure that your product is – and continues to be – AAFCO-compliant? The 2016 AAFCO Official Publication saw some much-anticipated changes to pet food nutrient profiles. For companies producing new products, this meant quickly adapting product specs to […]

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  5. 5 Foodie-Inspired Pet Food Trends

    How are Americans’ eating habits translating to the pet food aisle? Gluten-free. Organic. Ingredients we can pronounce. Human food has done a complete 180 in recent decades, turning its back on Spam®, Jell-O® and other culinary conveniences of yesteryear. Today’s Americans want their meals fresh, lean and made of interesting ingredients, harvested from the farm […]

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  6. Against the Grain: Consumer Perception and the Science of a Grain-Free Pet Diet

    According to many pet owners, grain-free is the way to be. But what does the science say, and should retailers go all in on this growing trend? In a country that’s heavily influenced by the latest weight loss tactics and alternative diet trends, products labeled as “low glycemic index,” “low carb” and “gluten-free” are finding […]

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