Care & Feeding

Protect Your Pet During the Dog Days of Summer

Updated August 4, 2017 The Pet Food Institute is sharing this past article again to offer tips for how to keep your pets safe and healthy during the hot summer months. It’s the dog days of summer, when temperatures soar and we just want a relaxed afternoon resting in the shade. When you take your […]

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The Evolving History of Pets and Their Diets

Humans and animals have a long history together and, as a result, records show an evolving interest in their nutritional needs. Early dogs and cats were wild animals. Once domesticated, they guarded humans and livestock, were used to catch vermin and as hunting dogs and, of course, are pets that are part of the family. […]

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Simple Steps to Help Prevent Pet Obesity

Simple Steps to Help Prevent Pet Obesity It is estimated that approximately 20% of U.S. dogs and 28% of U.S. cats are obese. Obesity can lead to many health concerns, ranging from joint damage to increased difficulty breathing and tolerating heat, to an increased risk for cancer and a shortened life expectancy. While October may […]

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Pet Loss Prevention Starts with You

Your dog or cat is part of the family, but may still have the urge to escape from the house or yard or to slip off its leash during a walk. This July, during National Pet Loss Prevention Month, remember that responsible pet care means taking preventive steps to help reduce those odds. Some tips […]

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Adopting a Cat: A Little Research Goes a Long Way

Whether acquired through a breeder, pet store or local animal shelter, cats can be a great addition to households and loving new family members—but it’s important to do some research and find the best pet for your lifestyle.

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June is National Pet Preparedness Month: Is Your Pet Included in Your Emergency Plan?

Does your family have a plan of action in case of an emergency, such as a house fire or flood evacuation? Have you thought about what to do to help the four-legged members of your household?

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One Dog’s Weight Loss Story

Have you read the recent story about Fat Vincent, the seven-year-old dachshund on a rigorous weight loss plan? Vincent’s story is inspiring, but his challenge is not unique. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention[1], approximately 58 percent of cats and 54 percent of dogs were overweight or obese in 2015. An overweight or obese […]

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Welcome to the New Pet Food Institute Website

Welcome to the refreshed and redesigned PFI website and to our new blog, The Whole Bowl! With a modern look and easy-to-navigate layout, our new site is here to help you learn more about pet food safety, nutrition and ingredients. In The Whole Bowl, we will go beyond the headlines to provide additional insight and […]

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