10 articles from Petfood Forum 2019 educational sessions

Petfood Forum 2019 featured dozens of globally recognized speakers who shared insights on a variety of topics including pet food ingredients and nutrition, marketing, and pet food safety and processing.

10 articles recapping Petfood Forum educational sessions:

  1. DCM: add taurine to grain-free dog foods, say scientistsTaurine supplementation may reduce the risk of dogs developing DCM.
  2. How can science, marketing co-exist in pet food? – Panelists at Petfood Forum discuss what is driving pet food product development.
  3. Veterinarians have ‘trump card’ for next pet food trend – Veterinarians can take advantage of their position as a trusted source of information.
  4. Dogs and cats readily accept insect-based protein and oilDogs readily accepted the kibble with black soldier fly meal at up to 20% inclusion and with insect-based oil at up to 5%.
  5. Pet owners purchase products, services from multiple channelsOnline shopping for pet products is up, but that doesn’t mean the industry is divided.
  6. Measuring cat’s food enjoyment can augment consumption dataBond between cats and their owners can be enriched when cats enjoyed their food and treats more.
  7. How to build a better relationship with your color supplier – As pet food manufacturers look to replace synthetic colors with natural alternatives, find out how to work with your color supplier to get the best results.
  8. How premiumization is driving pet food evolution – Pet owners increasingly identify their pets as family members and feed them as such, providing great opportunity for manufacturers to cater to this trend.
  9. Pet food lawsuits target ‘trigger terms’ in marketing – Trigger terms are specific words or phrases used in pet food marketing that may be open to legal action in various ways.
  10. 4 clean label pet food production and marketing lessons – The clean label pet food trend challenges manufacturers to create shelf-stable, nutritious and safe pet foods with a limited range of ingredients, while still keeping those products highly palatable.

Save the dates for these upcoming events:

Petfood R&D Showcase | October 15-17, 2019 | Manhattan, Kansas

Petfood Forum Asia | March 25, 2020 | Bangkok, Thailand

Petfood Innovation Workshop & Petfood Forum | April 27-29, 2020 | Kansas City, Missouri