The Whole Bowl

We are the voice of U.S. pet food makers. Join us as we go beyond the headline and explore the whole bowl.

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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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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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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A to Z of Pet Food: Carbohydrates

Join the Pet Food Institute (PFI) as we continue our look at pet food, from A to Z. Click here to revisit our earlier post on Brewers Dried Yeast. Pet lovers may see recommendations to remove carbohydrates from a diet, but this nutrient class plays an important role in supporting the health of both humans […]

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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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6 Tips for Driving with Pets on Summer Vacation

Pets are part of summer vacations for many families. Before loading up the car, make sure to plan ahead and follow a few simple steps to help keep your pet safe and healthy while on the road. The American Veterinary Medical Association recommends keeping your dog or cat restrained, such as through a small harness […]

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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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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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