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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Dental Care For Pets

February is National Pet Dental Health Month, a perfect time to “brush up” on 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 health is an important part of […]

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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 required 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 (FD&CA) and states implement their own label regulations, often following model language set by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).  In accordance with regulatory requirements, pet […]

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Pets and Food Allergy: What to Know

A new Mythbuster on the Pet Food Institute (PFI) website offers key facts on food allergy among dogs and cats. Click here for the full story. For example, did you know that:  There is a distinct difference between food allergy and hypersensitivity, which causes an immunological response, such as your cat constantly itching or scratching itself, and food […]

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