nutrition

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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PFI Guest Post: Facts You Can Use when Considering GMO Ingredients

Pets are a part of our families and, as such, pet lovers are increasingly interested in learning more about their dog or cat’s food and researching topics such as how pet food is made, where ingredients come from, and what’s in a label. To help answer some of these questions, the Pet Food Institute recently […]

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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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The Nutritional Value of Water

Updated May 19, 2017 With summer fast approaching, the Pet Food Institute is sharing this past article to offer insight into an essential nutrient for pets: water. Ensuring your pet gets enough water each day can be a challenge but is especially important as temperatures heat up. Read more to learn about the significance of […]

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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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What’s in a Label? Understanding the Guaranteed Analysis

Have you ever wondered how you should consider the Guaranteed Analysis on a bag of pet food while deciding what to buy for your dog or cat? Learn more about the Guaranteed Analysis on our new page and consider some of the following information when selecting pet food: Pet food makers must list a Guaranteed […]

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