• Pet Food

    TOMRA food safety solutions for rendered meals, pet food products

    LEUVEN, BELGIUM — Food safety is top of mind for processors and ingredient suppliers in the pet food and treat space. Identifying foreign materials, preventing cross-contamination, ensuring consistency and validating the integrity of ingredients and finished goods all fall under the food safety umbrella. All these food safety factors have a direct impact on the cost and payoff of raw materials — including commonly used pet food proteins like beef, poultry and rendered meals — and, subsequently, the reputation of brands. Strict food safety standards set by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) make it imperative for pet food brands  

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  • Pet Supplement

    15 Outstanding Pet Products Designed to Save You Time

    It’s important to consult your doctors with any medical concerns, and before making any changes or adding supplements to your health plan. It’s easy to love your pet dog or cat, but sometimes their care can create a major schedule crunch. There are the obvious tasks of ensuring they have food and water, getting plenty of exercise and cleaning up messes. True, those often don’t take long (well, the messes might!), but what if you’re not home to care for them? Nights out with friends, family emergencies and car trouble can all result in the extra stress of knowing you  

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  • Pet Food

    3 Lessons on Developing New Products From a Founder Who’s Trying to Reinvent Dog Food

    Jim  Galovski wanted to change the pet food business when he founded Needham, Massachusetts-based Guardian Pet Foods in 2017. More than four years on, he’s completed a significant step toward that goal: In December Galovski received a patent for his “compact nutrient dense freeze-dried pet food product.” Essentially an energy bar for dogs, the NOBL Canine Food Bar uses freeze-dried, unprocessed ingredients to deliver more energy and nutrients than pellet kibble, the traditional processed dog food. Here’s how Galovski, a 26-year veteran of the pet food industry, took advantage of the lengthy patent application timeline to position the company for  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    ‘Developing animal feed products’ book launched

    A new book, ‘Developing animal feed products’, reviews advances in optimising the key stages in developing new animal feed products, from assessing feed ingredients, product development and processing to maintaining quality and safety. The animal feed sector faces increasingly complex challenges. It needs to improve feed digestibility/efficiency whilst also promoting growth and enhancing both product quality and safety. Meanwhile, it has an increasingly important role in helping to promote animal health, welfare and the sustainability of farming. Edited by Dr Navaratnam Partheeban, formerly at the Royal Agricultural University in the UK, and developed as a reference for animal feed companies  

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  • Pet Supplement

    Sky Wellness relaunches CBD products, joins APPA

    PHOENIX — Sky Wellness, a company providing people and animals with CBD, announced a relaunch of its CBD wellness collection for dogs under its D Oh Gee™ brand. The collection includes three broad-spectrum, THC-free CBD products formulated to support joint health and mobility. The CBD products in the D Oh Gee™ brand include Dog Oil Drops Bacon Flavor, Daily Turkey Chewies and Daily Duck Bites. The Dog Oil Drops Bacon Flavor is available in two sizes, 300mg and 600mg, and can be added to dog food or water. The Daily Turkey Chewies are formulated with 10mg of CBD per supplement  

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  • Pet Supplement

    Kick Off Your Pet’s New Year on the Right Paw, Courtesy of American Pet Products Association

    Welcome 2022 with products geared toward helping you and your pet achieve new goals and create healthy habits this year STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — With the New Year underway, The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is helping you stick to your resolutions. APPA has rounded up some of the best pet products to help pet owners maintain their New Year’s resolutions, whether it be getting active with your pet, focusing on training, or upping your use of pet tech. (PRNewsfoto/American Pet Products Association) “The overall health and well-being of pets has become an increasing priority for  

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  • Pet Supplement

    CBD Products for Pets: What You Should Know

    There is a great deal of hype surrounding CBD products and all the different ways that they can be used to improve health. It is not just humans, however, that can benefit from CBD supplements. There is growing evidence to suggest that pets can experience many of the same effects and benefits from CBD as humans can. This has led to increasing demand for products that contain CBD for pets, including popular options such as pet-friendly oils and pet treats with added cannabidiol. As with humans, there is no such thing as a one size fits all approach with  

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  • 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  

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