• Animal nutrition

    How To Choose The Right Food For Your Dog?

    Pets are similar to humans in that they require a consistent intake of essential nutrients in order to maintain good health. Nutrition is now an increasingly recognized field with its own journals, professional organizations, and continuing education courses for veterinarians. Here’s how to choose the right dog food and the importance of these foods. Know The Dog Breed Different breeds of dogs have different dietary needs because of differences in activity levels, metabolic rates and body compositions. So, the best dog foods for Jack Russells will not be the same as the best dog foods for Golden retrievers. So before you purchase dog food, find out the breed of your…

  • Pet Food

    Major pet food retailers struggle to keep shelves stocked

    LEE COUNTY, Fla. – You may have noticed empty shelves at the grocery store, but how about empty shelves at the pet store?  The pandemic is plaguing the pet food industry. It’s becoming harder for major retailers to keep dog and cat food coming in. Linda Dutton said she goes to great lengths to find food for her dog, Scrappy.  “Sometimes I have to go to two or three different places,” Dutton said.  Director of the Center for Supply Chain Excellence at FGCU Raj Srivastava said there are several reasons behind the shortage. First, there’s a lot of pet food stuck in ports. And – there’s a material shortage when it…

  • Pet Food

    Pet owners on the prowl for cat food amid supply chain issues

    LELAND, N.C. (WECT) – Many pet owners have noticed a new shortage lately, causing families to dig deeper into their pockets or venture out of their pets’ comfort zone. “Well, I gotta burn a bunch of gas or get on my cell phone and start calling around — ’Do you have this’ or ‘Do you have that?’” said Leland cat owner ALex Fulcher. “You know, it’s just kind of aggravating not being able to find it. I’ll probably go to three or four different stores.” Canned wet pet food seems to be hard to find lately, especially for cat owners. Some stores are better than others when it comes to…

  • Pet Food

    Vegan dog food grows in popularity among eco-conscious pet owners

    Consumer concerns about health and the environment are spurring the rise of a new meat-free category: pet food. Amid growing pet ownership fuelled by the pandemic, owners want to apply their own dietary habits and values to their animals, and are willing to pay more to do so. This has led to the launch of products from plant-based dog food to pet treats made from insects, say executives and analysts. “The modern consumer and pet owner wants to feed their pet companions the same way they feed themselves,” said Michael Lavin, founder of agri and food tech venture capital firm Germin8, which specialises in animal nutrition and health. “They apply…

  • Pet Food

    Pet food products affected by supply chain crisis

    MISSION, Kan. — Certain pet food brands are experiencing a shortage, and now people are turning to smaller shops for help. “There is a little bit of a pet food shortage with the larger manufacturers, so luckily as small businesses, we haven’t been experiencing that as much,” said Go Pet Go Manager, Kristin Hartter. “We work with a different type of supply chain where the brands are independently-owned and family-owned and our brands were actually getting in pretty easily” The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal released data in May of 2021 indicating one in five American households acquired a cat or dog since the beginning of…

  • Pet Food

    Meet The Pet Food Entrepreneur Who Just Raised $19 Million

    PetPlate founder Renaldo Webb PetPlate In 2010 Renaldo Webb graduated from MIT with a B.S. in Physics and knew that as it difficult as it may have been to earn the coveted diploma it’s not what he was going to do. “I quickly learned I wasn’t going to solve string theory and that I wanted to do something different with my life,” Webb says. He bounced around several jobs, including being an analyst for McKinsey in LA and a senior associate at a private equity firm in New York. However, it was in 2015 that he finally decided to work in a field he’d always been passionate about: the pet…

  • Dog

    $3K worth of gifts replaced with dog food in woman’s luggage

    At least all the dogs in her family will appreciate this woman’s devastating debacle. Upon returning home from a recent trip to Europe, a New Hampshire woman said she was horrified to find all the pricey gifts she’d purchased had been replaced with an assortment of borderline trash — including dog food — while she was in transit.  While in Italy and France this holiday season, Gina Sheldon did all of her Christmas shopping, loading up her luggage with more than $3,000 worth of lux gifts for her loved ones.  “I had bought these really cute leather wristlet band purses that I had bought to give to various family and…

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