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    In many stores, pet parents in search of food for their fur babies are finding empty shelves

    First it was toilet paper. Now it’s pet food. People who adopted pandemic puppies and cats since coronavirus first hit the U.S. now often are finding it difficult to find food for their furry friends. Part of the problem is there are now more pets to feed, said Rob Halpin, a spokesman for MSPCA-Angell, which adopted out so many of its own dogs and cats that it has had room for more than 2,800 pets from shelters in the South since January. And although the shelter has not had problems finding food, many pet stores have found it difficult to  

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    FDA warns of hundreds of dog deaths, illnesses linked to company’s pet food

    The Food and Drug Administration is warning dog owners after it found that products made by Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. have been “associated with the illness or death of hundreds of pets who had eaten the company’s dry dog food.” The agency said in a release on Tuesday that it has issued a warning letter to the Indiana-based company after finding as of Aug. 9 that more than 130 pet deaths and more than 220 illnesses may be linked to eating brands of pet food manufactured by Midwestern. The FDA has issued a warning to pet owners after it found  

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    Pet food goes plant-based as investors including Mark Cuban line up

    Plant-based meat products have made their way into grocery stores, restaurants, and onto kitchen tables thanks in large part to Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods. Now your pet’s food bowl is the next place you might find plant-based products. Pet ownership and spending has boomed in the U.S. amid the pandemic. Seventy percent of Americans, or roughly 90.5 million homes, now own a pet, according to the American Pet Products Association. That represents an all-time high and is up from 67% of households in 2020. In 2020, $103.6 billion was spent in the U.S. on pet-related products and services,  

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  • Pet Supplement

    Manna Pro Acquires Whole Food Pet Supplement Brand | News

    Manna Pro Products, a St. Louis-based manufacturer and marketer of pet care and nutrition products, has agreed to acquire Dinovite, a 20-year-old family-owned and operated online pet brand that offers premium whole food supplements and wellness products for dogs and cats. “Dinovite is a strong brand in the direct-to-consumer channel, and its category-leading customer service and commitment to happy, healthy lives for pets aligns with Manna Pro’s mission of Nurturing Life,” said John Howe, CEO of Manna Pro. “Over the last 20 years, Dinovite has built an incredibly loyal base of pet parents who have come to trust the brand’s  

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    Pet Releaf achieves organic certification for 3 Edibites supplements

    DENVER — Pet Releaf is transforming its Edibites line of CBD-infused supplements for pets. The company has transitioned the entire line to soft chew formats, and several products within the line have will now display the USDA Organic Seal. The Hip & Joint and Immunity Edibites formulas have now joined Pet Releaf’s other Edibites formulations that are available in soft chew formats. Additionally, the Immunity Boost, Calming and Digestive Edibites formulas are now USDA-Certified Organic. According to Pet Releaf, “softer is better” when it comes to administering CBD-infused pet supplements, especially among older dogs. “While we aim to deliver a  

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    Manna Pro acquires online pet supplement platform

    ST. LOUIS — Manna Pro Products announced Sept. 10 it has acquired Dinovite, Inc., an e-commerce platform selling premium supplements and other wellness products for dogs and cats. Family-owned Dinovite has been in business for 20 years and adds to Manna Pro’s growing portfolio of pet companies that operate online. In December 2020, the company acquired Bullymake, a direct-to-consumer retailer providing subscription-based boxes of long-lasting dog chews and treats, and in April it acquired ZuPreem. According to the company, Manna Pro has grown online market share of its owned brands by three-times the category rate so far in 2021 according  

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    The Dog Supplements Pet Owners Buy Must Address These Issues |

    With pet owners focusing more on their furry family members’ health and well-being, supplement sales are on the rise. “Since the pandemic, people have been paying more attention to their health—and the health of their animals,” said Geraldine Blanc, marketing manager for Evolva, a Reinach, Switzerland-based biotech company that makes an ingredient for pet supplements. “Pet parents have increased the budget that they dedicate to the health of their pets. Some of them even spend more on their animals than themselves.” In fact, Blanc said that many pet owners have the same if not higher standards for their pets, so  

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    2021 Updated Research: The increase in pet ownership during the pandemic…

    Brought to you by Mondi North America  According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, there has been an uptick in pet ownership during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, they report number of new pets being seen by veterinary practices increased significantly from late March to early July 2020 with the mean number of new pets per practice rising from 25 per week in late March to 39 in early July—an increase of more than 50%. Given this significant increase, Mondi partnered with Dow in 2021 to measure changes in perceptions and behaviors in the premium pet food industry since 2019.  

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