Sound Nutrition

Complete and balanced pet food is one of those miraculous innovations of 20th century that altered the way people carry out their lives.

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Guaranteed Analysis

Beyond the list of ingredients in pet food, all U.S. food and treat labels must also include a “Guaranteed Analysis” on every package, which is similar to the nutrition facts panel found on human food packaging.

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History of Pet Food

The first commercially prepared pet food was a dog biscuit product introduced in England about 1860.

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All About Function

We believe it’s critical for us and FDA and state regulators to help make pet food labels easier for pet lovers to understand.

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Choosing a Pet Food

Pet lovers have an array of options when selecting the best food for their dog or cat. PFI explains some of these choices.

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What’s in a Label

A pet food label is full of information, including a full ingredient list. This is required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Food Allergies

Learn more about common food allergies, symptoms and how to feed a pet with allergies.

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Frequently Asked Questions


There is a lot of information available online today about pet health and nutrition. PFI is committed to helping pet lovers get the facts about the food they choose for their dogs and cats.

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Common Questions

After meeting with pet lovers, reporters, influencers and other pet advocates, PFI has put together an overview of some of the common questions individuals have about pet food and nutrition. Please see below and let us know if you have a question you would like added to this page.

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Q&A on DCM

Learn more about dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and your pet’s diet.

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Resource for Veterinarians

Download a resource designed for veterinarians that provides answers to key questions about dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) to help vets educate and advise clients on dog nutrition.

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