Suicide rate significantly higher in veterinary industry

The spectre of suicide hangs heavy over those we entrust with the critical care of our pets. Michelle Savery, a registered veterinary technician-emergency, has done extensive research and is well aware of the risks that come with the territory. According to a 2018 study by the American Center for Disease Control, suicide rates among those…

IK Investment Partners acquires Forthglade pet food

ON SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 PET FOOD NEWS IK Investment Partners announced that the IK Small Cap II Fund has acquired a majority stake in Forthglade Foods Limited alongside management. IK Investment Partners announced that the IK Small Cap II Fund has acquired a majority stake in  Forthglade Foods Limited  alongside management. This is the first…

The Russian pet market: prepared for the future

The Russian pet food market today is worth €3 billion ($3.3 billion) and is expected to grow to €10 billion ($11 billion) in the coming years. This ambition will need a well-structured pet retail network with professionally run manufacturers and distributors throughout the country. PETS International visited the main players. Pet retail sector The Russian…

CBD pet products may face more FDA warnings, lawsuits

BY TIM WALL   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is in the process of issuing a draft enforcement policy on cannabis-derived compounds, including cannabidiol (CBD). That draft is currently at the White House for review. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is in the process of issuing a draft enforcement policy on cannabis-derived compounds, including cannabidiol…

5 Key Opportunities in the $29 Billion U.S. Pet Food Industry

Throughout much of 2020, the U.S. pet industry has been living up to its recession-resistant reputation, with pet food actually benefiting as a result of short-term pandemic-related buying and stockpiling. Given pet food’s essential nature, the future outlook is mostly positive as well, with a number of longer-term potential opportunities beginning to come into focus,…