Human & Animal Bond

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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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 Brief History of Presidential Pets

While Bo and Sunny have gained fame as the most recent pets in the White House, did you know that the first presidential pets were believed to have roamed the White House lawn in 1800? John Adams, the first president to live in the White House, had two mixed breed dogs named Juno and Satan. […]

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Pet Loss Prevention Starts with You

Your dog or cat is part of the family, but may still have the urge to escape from the house or yard or to slip off its leash during a walk. This July, during National Pet Loss Prevention Month, remember that responsible pet care means taking preventive steps to help reduce those odds. Some tips […]

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Adopting a Cat: A Little Research Goes a Long Way

Whether acquired through a breeder, pet store or local animal shelter, cats can be a great addition to households and loving new family members—but it’s important to do some research and find the best pet for your lifestyle.

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Practical Steps to Help Prevent Dog Bites

As National Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 15-21) winds down, it’s important to remember that we can all help prevent dog bites. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), some of the critical steps include properly socializing your pet and teaching your children how to interact with dogs. Socialization Socialization, or when a puppy is introduced to new people, […]

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Welcome to the New Pet Food Institute Website

Welcome to the refreshed and redesigned PFI website and to our new blog, The Whole Bowl! With a modern look and easy-to-navigate layout, our new site is here to help you learn more about pet food safety, nutrition and ingredients. In The Whole Bowl, we will go beyond the headlines to provide additional insight and […]

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