Regulations & compliance
2024: looking back but moving forward
After an eventful 2023 worldwide, pet businesses and experts in the field are now looking to the future – but with caution.
New EU sustainability reporting – the facts
This year is the first time that some companies will need to comply with new EU rules as part of the European Green Deal. We explain some of the ins and outs.
Certification is much more than a quality label
As certification schemes become more popular in many industries, experts in the field decode the value of these credentials for the pet sector.
Fruit and veg in pet food: formulations, claims and safe use
Plant ingredients are routinely added to pet foods, but formulations and amounts can vary greatly – as can potential benefits.
Canadian pet food industry responds to local legislation and global market shifts
From the impact of federal regulations on plastic to adapting to changes at international level, the pet food sector in Canada demonstrates resilience in the face of its many challenges.
The importance of clinical governance in the vet sector
GlobalPETS learns how UK-based vet providers CVS and Pets at Home are implementing changes to improve the quality of the services they provide.
Hungarian owners are paying 33% more in pet care than 5 years ago
A new survey unveils how much pet parents are paying each year for their dogs.
Legislation in New Jersey seeks to curb the sale of animals in pet stores
Lawmakers want to increase the adoption of dogs, cats and rabbits throughout the Garden State.
UK and US officials highlight the potential of pet food in South Korea
Both countries believe the market offers exciting business opportunities for pet firms.
AAFCO approves dried mealworm meal for adult dog food
Insect producer Ÿnsect is the first company to receive authorization to commercialize mealworm proteins in the US.
South Australia passes new veterinary legislation to modernize the profession
The new bill is expected to support and encourage the growth and needs of the sector.
New vet telehealth bill in California: an opportunity for the local industry?
GlobalPETS takes a look at 2 companies that have expanded their operations after the new regulation came into force on 1 January.
How C&D Foods aims to boost production capacity by 25%
ABP Food Group's pet food division recently announced a capital injection of €48 million.
South Korea wants more players in the pet insurance market
It is believed that less than 1% of the pet population is insured in the East Asian country.
How the new EU-New Zealand free trade agreement will impact the pet industry
The new rules, which are expected to enter into force within the first half of the year, eliminate the tariffs applicable to pet food.
Vets raise concerns about XL Bully dog ban in the UK
They warn that veterinary capacity might be insufficient to treat or euthanize the animals.
Negotiations of new EU rules on sustainable packaging to kick off in 2024
The Council and the Parliament will start the legislative process to design regulations regarding the packaging and packaging waste proposal put forward by the European Commission last year.
Europe proposes new rules on the welfare and traceability of pets
Brussels wants to set harmonized European standards and to control further the online trade of animals. GlobalPETS learns more.
Chewy to open first veterinary practice in Florida
The American pet retailer aims to open 4 to 8 new clinics nationwide by the end of 2024.
Financial group Admiral accelerates expansion in pet insurance space
The firm acquired the business from Royal Sun Alliance (RSA) in line with its diversification strategy.