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.

What’s in a Label? Understanding the Guaranteed Analysis

Have you ever wondered how you should consider the Guaranteed Analysis on a bag of pet food while deciding what to buy for your dog or cat? Learn more about the Guaranteed Analysis on our new page and consider some of the following information when selecting pet food: Pet food makers must list a Guaranteed […]

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Rigorous Pet Food Regulation: Meet the AAFCO Model Bills and Regulations Committee

People are often surprised to hear that pet food is regulated on both the state and federal levels. Before an ingredient can be included in a pet food product intended for sale, it must be recognized/accepted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for meat. The Association […]

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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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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 […]

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June is National Pet Preparedness Month: Is Your Pet Included in Your Emergency Plan?

Does your family have a plan of action in case of an emergency, such as a house fire or flood evacuation? Have you thought about what to do to help the four-legged members of your household?

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What Does the TPP Agreement Mean for Pet Food?

President Obama was recently promoting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, among other issues, during his visit to Vietnam earlier this week. PFI has consistently supported the TPP Agreement and urges Congress to ratify it. What’s the ultimate benefit to such a trade agreement and how does pet food play a role? Each year, PFI members […]

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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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One Dog’s Weight Loss Story

Have you read the recent story about Fat Vincent, the seven-year-old dachshund on a rigorous weight loss plan? Vincent’s story is inspiring, but his challenge is not unique. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention[1], approximately 58 percent of cats and 54 percent of dogs were overweight or obese in 2015. An overweight or obese […]

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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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