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A to Z of Pet Food: Fats

Join the Pet Food Institute (PFI) as we continue our look at pet food, from A to Z. Click here to re-visit our previous post on Vitamin E. While trends in human diets may lead pet owners to reconsider fat in their four-legged family member’s meal, fats are actually an important part of complete and […]

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4 Quick Tips to Help Keep Your Pets Hydrated This Summer

With summer in full swing, it’s important to be proactive about your pets’ water intake. Cats and dogs need a constant supply of fresh water in order to maintain essential body functions. We’re sharing tips and tricks to help encourage your pets to drink more water and stay hydrated all summer long. Do you fill […]

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Steps to Help Keep Dogs and Cats Safe in Winter Weather

Whether during the warm summer months or cold winter nights, pet lovers can follow basic guidelines and look out for certain issues during extreme weather conditions. As winter weather continues for much as the country, our pets require special care and consideration to help ensure their well-being when outside. General Guidelines A pet’s breed and […]

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Keep a Careful Eye on Table Scraps

While we pet lovers may be tempted to slip our dogs or cats a special treat from the dinner table, many of the foods we eat may be harmful to our pets. We’ve provided some helpful information below on the impact of table scraps on our pets’ health and on ways to safely give our […]

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A to Z of Pet Food: 4 Things to Know about Dry Pet Food

Join the Pet Food Institute (PFI) as we continue our look at pet food, from A to Z. Click here to re-visit our earlier post on Carbohydrates. Pet lovers today have a variety of options when selecting food for their cat or dog, such as wet, fresh, semi-moist or raw-infused. When comparing dry pet food, such as […]

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Keep Pets Safe and Healthy During the Holidays

Updated November 8, 2017 The Pet Food Institute is sharing this past article again to offer tips for how to keep your pets safe and healthy this holiday season. For many families during the holiday season, dogs and cats are part of the festivities and may even receive a present. A pet’s health and safety […]

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Cats vs. Dogs: 5 Differences in Nutritional Needs

The physical and behavioral differences between cats and dogs are obvious. But, have you ever stopped to consider the internal metabolic differences between cats and dogs and how they impact your pet’s diet? PFI discusses why a cat’s nutritional needs are different from a dog’s, and what this means for the animal’s well-being. Cats Are […]

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The A to Z of Pet Food: Brewers Dried Yeast

Join the Pet Food Institute (PFI) as we continue our look at pet food, from A to Z. Click here to re-visit our earlier post on Vitamin A. Many pet food shoppers will look to the label when deciding which food to buy for their dog or cat. You may be surprised to find “Brewers […]

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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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Steps to Support Your Pet’s Health in the New Year

Many people make a New Year’s resolution to maintain a healthier diet and lifestyle, but are their pets part of the commitment? The Pet Food Institute (PFI), whose members make 98% of all U.S. pet food and treat products, encourages pet lovers to also consider their dog or cat’s diet and activity. Approximately 20 percent […]

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