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Avoid Table Scraps This Holiday Season

Updated November 20, 2018 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. The Pet Food Institute is sharing this article again to raise […]

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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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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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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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Pet Partners Celebrates Human-Animal Interaction on National Therapy Animal Day

By Annie Peters President & CEO, Pet Partners Many of us may have a pet, but have you considered the specific ways that he or she helps you throughout the day? We are greeted by our pets when we walk through the front door, pet and play with them, and even exercise together. In fact, […]

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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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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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