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.

Hobbes’ Cross-Country RV Adventure: Tales from a French Bulldog’s All-American Road Trip

Meet Hobbes, a French Bulldog with Midwestern roots, who spent his formative years growing up in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. In April 2019, Hobbes hit the open road with his human, Sarah, for a multi-month adventure, where they’ll explore the U.S. by RV before eventually settling down in Northern California. All summer, […]

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Summer Safety Tips for Your Pet

With the warm summer months just around the corner, you and your pet will soon be enjoying the sunshine and outdoors together. But higher temperatures can increase the risks of dehydration, injuries, and even heat stroke. Before you head out for summer fun, take the necessary steps to keep your pet safe, healthy and happy […]

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Homemade Cat Food Can Be a Recipe for Trouble

As pet lovers, we want to give our cats the nutrition they need, but did you know that many homemade cat food recipes found online may be a recipe for trouble? In a recent study from the University of California, Davis, researchers evaluated 114 cat food recipes found on the internet and books and found […]

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U.S. Pet Food on a Global Scale: PFI’s Position on International Trade

May is World Trade Month, which prompts the question: Why is global trade an important issue for U.S. pet food makers? PFI’s Peter Tabor, vice president of regulatory and international affairs, discusses the impact of global market access and why trade matters.  As the voice for U.S. pet food makers, one of our association’s missions […]

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National Therapy Animal Day: Celebrating the Human-Animal Bond

The impact animals can have on people is obvious in the number of households with pets and the stories people tell of how their pets improve their lives. Therapy animals take that impact further by bringing the effects of pets to people in places where having your own pet might not be an option. Pet […]

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A to Z of Pet Food: Growth

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 fats. A new puppy or kitten can make an exciting addition to the family. It’s important for households to be prepared for the needs of a growing pet, however, […]

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Iditarod Sled Dog Nutrition: Q&A with an Iditarod Veterinarian

Every year in early March since 1973, about 50 mushers and 1,000 dogs participate in what is known as the Last Great Race on Earth—the Iditarod. Over 8-15 days, the dogs cover 1,000 miles of Alaskan territory, all the way from Anchorage to Nome. For the past six years, Ft. Worth, Texas-based veterinarian Dr. Tonya […]

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Dental Care For Pets

Updated February 1, 2019 February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and PFI is sharing this article again to highlight 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 […]

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What’s in a Recipe? New Resource Shows the Nutrition Behind Your Cat’s Food

Your cat has unique nutritional needs. Whether feeding a growing kitten who is developing strong bones, a playful adult cat who loves to jump onto the furniture, or an outdoors cat who is watching the world around them, your cat requires more than 40 nutrients in their diet to support their body functions. The Pet […]

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New Year’s Resolutions – Making Commitments for You and Your Pet

Do you make a New Year’s resolution for a healthier and more active lifestyle? Don’t forget to think about your pet while making goals for 2019! The Pet Food Institute (PFI) joined the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to share some simple steps that pet owners can take to keep their pets in mind when […]

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