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…

Antibiotic Prescribing Habits in Spain

Antibiotic resistance is a growing concern in both human and veterinary medicine and has received attention from veterinary governing bodies worldwide. In addition to calls for judicious use of antibiotics, the close relationship between humans and animals leads to concerns of spread of resistant bacteria from animals to humans in close contact. Multiple studies have…

Raw dog food contains drug resistant bacteria, study finds

Written by Timothy Huzar on May 2, 2020- Fact checked by Mary Cooke, Ph.D. New   New research suggests raw-frozen dog food contains bacteria that are resistant to key antibiotics. The authors were due to present their work at the now  canceled  2020 European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID). Their work suggests…