Pet food sales are five times greater than baby food sales in the US (2023)

Pet food sales in the US outstrip baby food sales by a factor of five at 2023

I hope I have these statistics correct and if I have, my research indicates that US dog and cat food sales increased 11% in 2023 over 2022 reaching US$51 billion. The numbers come from the pet food industry website. As for baby food sales, the global data website tells me that the market size …

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How do I make my cat vegan?

How do I make my cat vegan?

The answer to the question in the title is in one easy step! But there are important warnings about this. Please see below. It is a myth that cats can’t be vegan because there is a well-established dry cat food on the market which is NUTRITIONALLY COMPLETE VEGAN CAT FOOD containing “all the nutrients …

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Cats that change colour from orange to black and black to orange

Pugsley

Online currently there is a GeoBeats story about an adorable cat called Pugsley who when adopted from a rescue center was orange. It was an extreme case of tyrosine deficiency due to him being on a very unbalanced diet for a long time before he entered the shelter (on my assessment). Normally black cats …

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Why do domestic cats love corn on the cob?

Cat eats corn on the cob like a human

I am not sure that all domestic cats like corn on the cob but judging by the number of questions asked on the Internet about cats eating corn on the cob and also judging by the video on this page of a cat eagerly gobbling up corn on the cob, it has its attractions …

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Purina’s ‘Felix As Good As It Looks’ cat food allegedly making cats very ill

Mr Blue fell ill but was it connected to food

A lot of people think that a change in recipe of Purina’s Felix As Good As It Looks in March 2021 has resulted in cats becoming sick with vomiting, kidney issues and lethargy. Purina say that the only change they made in the recipe was to remove added colours and they say that every …

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Krill harvested for pet food damages Antarctica’s marine wildlife

Krill

NEWS AND COMMENT: Krill are very small crustaceans naturally rich in omega-3, proteins and antioxidants which make them an excellent pet food. They form huge swarms in the oceans and krill is very abundant in the seas around Antarctica. The trouble is that krill are a vitally important food source for many marine species …

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Prospect of water resources drying up affecting dog and cat food manufacturing in US

Global water resources

Water resources are under pressure and it will get worse. Globalisation is putting pressure on overexploited natural resources such as water and energy. It’s getting worse because of human population growth. The planet is finite in size and in resources. It’s only economists and mad people who believe that there should be perpetual economic …

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Pet food manufacture damages the planet

Cat in dry cat food

Because of an increase in the number of cats and dogs on the planet, we have to factor in the environmental impact of pet food manufacture in 2020, so concluded a new study. With increased human population growth and increased popularity of cats and dogs there is an increase in pet food manufacture and …

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