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    Sales of eco-friendly pet food soar as owners become aware of impact | Environment

    Eco-friendly pet food is on the rise as dog and cat owners become more aware of the impact of their beloved pet’s diet. New figures released exclusively to the Guardian show that the number of pet food products containing Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)-certified sustainable seafood has grown by 57% in the UK during the last five years, from 49 to 77. In the last year alone consumers bought more than 7m tins, pouches and packs of MSC-certified pet food. Globally, pets consume about 20% of the world’s meat and fish, a number set to rise with the trend for consumers to feed them human-grade meat. An area double the size…

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    Dayton nonprofit struggling for pet food donations

    DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A Dayton-area animal nonprofit is struggling for pet food donations. People and Paws located at 2346 Valley Pike in Dayton is in desperate need. “We try to feed financially-fragile people’s pets so they stay in their fur-ever homes,” says Joyce Ahmad, founder of People and Paws. The organization relies strictly on donations and is lacking them. “It’s been very hard this year because of COVID and also because of the supply chain,” says Ahmad. “People are not donating because they also have their own pets to feed and their own financial responsibilities. We are definitely hurting because the donations are not coming in.” ‘That raises the…

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    Canned pet food shortage causing woes among pet owners

    HAMBURG, N.Y. (WKBW) — Some of the big retailers are finding ways to avert the supply chain issues. Stores like WalMart, Target and Macy’s are re-routing ships to ports that are not as congested. The stores are also hiring more workers, and unloading cargo during off-hours. In some cases, stores opting for air freight instead of container ships.The Biden Administration recently announced that the port of Los Angeles would run 24 hours a day, but that has not happened yet. While toilette paper and baby food are in short supply, canned cat and dog food have also made the list. The shortage in canned pet food is causing an increase…

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    It wouldn’t hurt to keep a backup container of pet food

    Before a mid-October vacation, we took inventory of our dog’s food and headed to the store to buy more. The usual brand wasn’t there. A manager called other regional locations – nothing. They’d let us know. Two days later, the manager found one bag, so we grabbed our dog’s grub on the eve before departure, which begged a question. Isn’t it unhealthy – or at least asking for trouble – to change a pet’s diet suddenly? Yes, and no. “It’s dog-dependent – if your dog is healthy,” said Dr. Cassidy Cordon, a small-animal veterinarian in a community practice at the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Sans allergies, “as…

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    [Feature] From bugs to delicacies, insect proteins find niche in pet food market

    Fly larvae (Rural Development Administration) Edible insects like fly larvae, crickets, and mealworms are hailed as a healthy and more sustainable source of protein for the mankind. But not many people seem to find them appetizing enough, at least not yet, to include them in their regular diet. For dogs and cats, it’s a different story. “Our products are loved by pets as they taste nutty and also like cheese biscuits” Kim Tae-hoon, the CEO of Foody Worm, which sells insect-based pet food, told The Korea Herald. The entrepreneur said the local market was taking off now, as more people choose to feed their pets with food made from bugs…

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    Pet food and supply store opens in Harrisburg

    A pet supply store that carries dog, cat, fish and turtle food has opened in Harrisburg. Butler’s Pet Feed and Supplies has opened in space 16 at the Kline Plaza shopping center at 101 S. 25th St. The store will also carries toys, pet beds and pet care products. Darryl and Celia Butler opened the store, which is next to Jackson Hewitt Tax Service on Nov. 1 with a ribbon-cutting with the city of Harrisburg. The store will also provide training tips and pet health advice. There is a digital weight scale available to monitor weight for pets for customers to use at no cost. Pets are welcome in the…

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    Holiday Pet Food Drive underway in Chippewa Valley

    EAU CLAIRE, Wisc. (WLAX) — When helping out those in need this holiday season, don’t forget the pets. In the Chippewa Valley, an annual holiday pet food drive is already underway. La Crosse officer displays ‘true act of community’ There are 17 drop-off locations throughout the area, including Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital. Animal food, toys, litter, beds, crates, treats and cash donations are all accepted and will be donated to the St. Francis Food Pantry. Organizers said animals provide companionship, even during the hardest times. If times are tough and they can’t always feed or take care of their pets, we give them a little help with the pet food…