We are the voice of U.S. pet food makers. Join us as we go beyond the headline and explore the whole bowl.

Insects Want In: Steps to Prevent Infestation, from Ingredient to Bowl

As summer brings warmer temperatures, the change in season can also result in more ants and other insects entering the household and an increased risk for insect infestation of open packages of pet food and treats. Preventing bug infestation during the manufacturing process is one of the quality factors PFI members control. Pet lovers can also take […]

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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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The A to Z of Pet Food: Vitamin A

There’s a lot of information about pet food out on the internet, but where can pet lovers go for the facts about dog and cat food? The Pet Food Institute (PFI) is kicking off a new blog series that will take an alphabetical look at pet food. Join us as we discuss pet food, from […]

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Reading a Pet Food Label: 3 Key Components in Ensuring Pet Health

Pet food labels are full of information, much of it required by strict state and federal standards. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has federal label requirements under the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&CA) and states implement their own label regulations, often following model language set by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).  In accordance with regulatory requirements, pet […]

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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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