Nutrition

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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Misconceptions About Pet Food Ingredients

Pet health and nutrition are important topics for pet lovers, and were discussed today on The Dr. Oz Show. A lot of information was shared, including some misconceptions around carbohydrates and flavorings. As the voice of U.S. pet food makers, PFI is here to provide accurate information to help consumers when choosing food for their […]

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The Nutritional Value of Water

Pet lovers often read about the importance of providing their dog or cat with key nutrients such as protein, fat, and vitamins and minerals, but did you know that water is also essential to your pet’s overall nutrition? Beyond helping your pet’s body maintain a normal temperature, particularly during hot summer months, plenty of clean […]

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What’s in a Label? Understanding the Guaranteed Analysis

Have you ever wondered how you should consider the Guaranteed Analysis on a bag of pet food while deciding what to buy for your dog or cat? Learn more about the Guaranteed Analysis on our new page and consider some of the following information when selecting pet food: Pet food makers must list a Guaranteed […]

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Pets and Food Allergy: What to Know

A new Mythbuster on the Pet Food Institute (PFI) website offers key facts on food allergy among dogs and cats. Click here for the full story. For example, did you know that: There is a distinct difference between food allergy and hypersensitivity (which causes an immunological response, such as your cat constantly itching or scratching […]

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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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