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4 Common Questions About Pet Food

Pet lovers face many options when selecting food for their dog or cat, with different types of food and ingredients available. As the voice of U.S. pet food makers, the Pet Food Institute (PFI) receives a variety of questions about the array of pet food choices. Our members, who make the vast majority of pet […]

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A to Z of Pet Food: Kitten Nutrition

Join the Pet Food Institute (PFI) as we continue our look at pet food, from A to Z. Click here to revisit our previous post on joint health. Bringing home a new kitten to the household can be a rewarding experience for families, especially as the benefits of pet ownership are well-documented and can positively impact […]

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Meet AAFCO: A Look into Building Pet Food Policy

Did you know that pet food is one of the most regulated food products in the United States? Laws at both the federal and state level play an important role in helping ensure the safe production of pet food, the use of strictly defined ingredients, and appropriate nutrient levels for a dog or cat. While […]

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A to Z of Pet Food: Joints

Healthy joints are an important part of your pet’s well-being. They help your dog or cat chase toys, pounce, run, and walk up and down the stairs in comfort. Nutrition, body composition and activity all play an important role in joint health, whether your pet is a growing puppy or kitten or entering senior years. […]

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Guest Blog Post: Spotlight on Research into the Human-Animal Bond

By Steve Feldman, Executive Director of the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) April 30th marks National Therapy Animal Day, an important day to celebrate the work that therapy animals and their handlers do for people in communities across the country. PFI welcomes Steve Feldman with HABRI to highlight the important research in this field. […]

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A to Z of Pet Food: Ingredients

How can pet lovers be confident an ingredient used in cat or dog food is safe? Today, the Pet Food Institute (PFI) will focus on ingredient safety as we continue our series about pet food from A to Z. Last time, we walked through how to read a pet food label. How Ingredients are Approved […]

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Finding Full Bowls and Loving Homes for Every Pet

Families across the country may look far and wide to find the perfect dog or cat for their household, including through local animal shelters or rescue groups. At the Pet Food Institute, our member companies work every day to support pets through providing safe, complete and balanced nutrition. Yet projects are also underway to help […]

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