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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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Disaster Preparedness for Pets

Updated April 3, 2018 Spring means unpredictable weather. The Pet Food Institute is sharing this article again to highlight the importance of including pets in your disaster preparedness plan. Emergencies come in many forms. Whether you are impacted by a fire, tornado, hurricane or flood, evacuations often come without a lot of warning. While we […]

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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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Protect Your Pet During the Dog Days of Summer

Updated August 4, 2017 The Pet Food Institute is sharing this past article again to offer tips for how to keep your pets safe and healthy during the hot summer months. It’s the dog days of summer, when temperatures soar and we just want a relaxed afternoon resting in the shade. When you take your […]

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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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