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Pet Food Safety: Facts You Can Use

Pet lovers want to feel confident when feeding their dog or cat, and members of the Pet Food Institute (PFI) recognize and take seriously their commitment to making the safest food possible for our four-legged family members. As shoppers may read about heavy metals and their possible presence in pet food, PFI provides the facts […]

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Dental Care For Pets

Updated February 1, 2018 February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and PFI is sharing this article again to highlight the importance of your dog or cat’s dental health. As pet lovers, we can all take steps to better recognize the causes and signs of dental problems and learn how to help prevent them. Dental […]

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How Do the Nutrients in Dog Food Support Your Pet’s Health?

If you’re wondering exactly how each of the more than 40 nutrients required for your dog plays a role in his or her health, we’ve created a new interactive infographic series to make finding out simple. The Pet Food Institute (PFI) recently launched “Nutrition from Nose to Tail,” a collection of user-friendly interactive infographics that […]

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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 throughout the manufacturing […]

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Preparing for a Puppy? Get the Facts on Puppy Nutrition

Puppies are an exciting new addition to the family. If you are considering bringing home a young dog, it’s important to remember that the nutritional needs of puppies are very different from adult dogs: The National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) estimates that the energy needs of a puppy are double […]

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How Is Pet Food Made? Follow the Journey from Nutrients to Bowl

As the President and CEO of the Pet Food Institute, I have an opportunity to speak with people from around the country about pet food safety, nutrition and ingredients. Two of the most common questions I’m asked are, “What’s the best dog food?” and “How is pet food made?” We developed a new white board […]

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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 mandated 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 and states implement their own label requirements, typically following guidelines set by the Association of American Feed Control Officials […]

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