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A Guide to the Alternative Pet Food Aisle

Posted by Holly Everett on Apr 12, 2018 11:16:57 AM

According to the market research firm Mintel, 70% of American households have at least one pet, and nearly half of those pet owners consider the animal’s taste when buying food. Owners are also taking their pets’ nutrition more seriously: 55% of American pet owners are concerned about filler ingredients in pet food, such as grains and meat by-products.

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Topics: Nutrition, Pet Health

Ziwi: Taste Life in New Zealand

Posted by Holly Everett on Nov 2, 2017 2:22:11 PM

Ziwi's story starts in the green, free-range farms and blue, pristine Southern oceans of New Zealand. They want this beautiful corner of the world preserved for the future, that’s why they choose to only source from sustainably and humanely managed local farms. 

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Topics: Nutrition, New Products

Changing It Up: Benefits of Rotational Feeding

Posted by Holly Everett on Jul 20, 2017 1:00:03 PM

The monotony of the same old, same old routine kibble doesn’t provide enough of a variety to meet dogs’ nutritional needs. Rotational feeding involves varying the menu on a periodic basis so dogs can broaden their palates and experience a wider range of nutrients and ingredients.

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Topics: Nutrition, Pet Health

Best and Worst Foods to Share with Dogs

Posted by Holly Everett on Jun 5, 2017 2:27:00 PM

No matter how hard we try to keep our dogs on a strict, healthy diet—we’re all guilty of sharing our favorite foods with our furry friends. While their tummies can handle many of the same foods that we can, a few of humans’ favorite foods can contain hidden dangers for our four-legged friends.

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Topics: Nutrition, Pet Health

Trending: "Free" Pet Food

Posted by Holly Everett on Apr 20, 2017 9:53:07 AM

If you need insight into the next big trend in the pet food industry, the best place is to look is the human food industry. As people develop new habits in regard to what they are eating, they tend to mirror those habits for what they are feeding their furry friends. Some of the biggest trends in the pet food industry, such as gluten or grain free foods, coconut oil, and quinoa, are all due to pet lovers wanting to give their pets the goodness that they give themselves.  

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Topics: Nutrition

Toppers Rise to the Top of the Market

Posted by Holly Everett on Feb 24, 2017 11:05:06 AM

People who can’t enjoy a cheeseburger without ketchup or ice cream without hot fudge understand that life is always a little better with some extra flavor on top. Pet owners are beginning to realize that the same goes for their furry friends. Meal enhancers are an exciting, emerging category that can add extra flavor to pets' diets and a boost in sales in your pet store!

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Topics: Nutrition, Industry News

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