PFMA survey confirms stable pet-owning population

Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association surveys 8,000 households to discover continued rise in ownership of cats and dogs, as well as top 10 pets. The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) has revealed the results of its annual pet population survey of 8,000 households. Data confirmed a stable population of 12 million pet-owning households in the UK…

Concerns Over Impact of COVID-19 on Pet Welfare

By Karen Pickwick Companion animal health and, consequently, welfare could suffer in the longer term due to the coronavirus crisis unless steps are taken, the UK’s National Office of for Animal Health warns. In its new report, ‘Covid-19 and Companion Animal Health & Welfare: Impact and Considerations for the UK’, NOAH looks at the impact…

Petfood Forum 2020 goes virtual as Petfood Forum CONNECT

BY DEBBIE PHILLIPS-DONALDSON Petfood Forum CONNECT, an online event in September 2020, provides the latest pet food research and insights. Petfood Forum 2020 is transitioning to an online event for this year, called Petfood Forum CONNECT, scheduled to take place in September 2020. The move to a virtual experience is happening in consideration of the safety and…

Sick dog in New York has COVID-19

A sick German shepherd in Long Island, New York, is positive for SARS-CoV-2 and is the first canine confirmed to have the novel coronavirus in the United States, federal authorities announced today. The news from the US Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service comes nearly a month after reports that a pug…

How the Pet Industry Has Pulled Together During a Crisis

  The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has changed life as we know it. Phrases like “social distancing” and “flattening the curve” have entered the lexicon, much like “loose lips sink ships” did during World War II. We are now engaged in a precarious balancing act, weighing lives against livelihoods. The new normal is not normal at…

Interzoo to be Held in Odd-Numbered Years Beginning 2021

BY PET PRODUCT NEWS STAFF Published: 2020.05.29 08:30 AM Interzoo, a biennial trade fair, will now be held in odd-numbered years, with the next show set for June 1-4, 2021 in Nuremberg, Germany. Interzoo organizers made the switch after postponing this year’s show due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Originally, we would have celebrated the opening of…

The pet industry in the Middle East

  The Middle East may sound like a single market, but that is not actually the case. There are similarities between countries but also great differences. In this article, we look at the region and its pet industry. Countries and cultures The Middle East is predominantly Islamic and Arabic is  the main language spoken amongst…

Convenience, connectivity drive pet tech market

“Smart” pet products saw $491 million in sales in 2019, Packaged Facts reports May 25, 2020   When it comes to pet care, owners love their gadgets. This is according to a recent report from market research firm Packaged Facts, titled, U.S. Pet Market Outlook, 2020-2021: Responding to the COVID-19 Impact. Read more     Since…

Laser therapy combo aids in canine DM treatment

Vet Practice News A combination of laser and rehabilitation therapies could help slow the progression of canine degenerative myelopathy The addition of laser treatments to traditional rehabilitation therapy could help dogs suffering from canine degenerative myelopathy (DM) lead longer, healthier lives. This is the focus of new research published in the peer-reviewed journal, Photobiomodulation, Photomedicine, and…