COVID-19 and Pet Health

Updated March 20, 2020 U.S. pet food makers recognize that you may have questions about COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), and its impact on pets. There is no current evidence to suggest that pets in the United States might be a source of infection or can transmit COVID-19, according to the […]

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Avoid Table Scraps This Holiday Season

We want everyone to be part of the holiday celebrations, even our pets. However, while it may be tempting to slip your pet a treat from the dinner table, many of the foods we eat may be harmful to pets. Below is some information on how to keep your pet healthy during the holidays, while […]

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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 meals, fats are actually an important part of complete and balanced nutrition for […]

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Disaster Preparedness for Pets

Emergencies come in many forms. Whether it’s extreme weather, fires or another disaster, evacuations often come without much warning. While you may have a response plan in place for human family members, it’s important to also include pets. These four simple steps can help ensure cats and dogs are protected when an emergency occurs. Make […]

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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 to keep their pets safe. As winter weather continues for much of the country, our pets require special care and consideration to help ensure their wellbeing when outside.  General Guidelines  A pet’s breed and […]

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Keep Pets Safe and Healthy During the Holidays

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 are still important to consider while planning for holidays. The Pet Food Institute (PFI), which provides information about pet food safety, nutrition and health to pet lovers year-round, here […]

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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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