Articles in this issue
Keeping the connection
The physical and cognitive vitality of pets declines with age. Specific polyphenols can counteract this phenomenon.
Karlie | Germany
The bankruptcy and subsequent sale of the Belgian branch of Karlie-Flamingo has left its marks on the German-based Karlie. An interview with CEO, Dominik Müser.
Zoomark International 2017
A new focus for the second most important European pet trade show.
Kinlys Group | Belgium
Kinlys Group has been a manufacturer of specialized pet products since 1932.
N. Mol B.V. | Netherlands
This Dutch family firm was founded in 1967 by Mr and Mrs Mol and was taken over by their son, Rob Mol in 2002. Thanks to their modern solar-powered machine park and qualified personnel, N. Mol B.V. produces quality collars, leashes and harnesses made from leather and nylon in various qualities and designs.
Nutraceuticals in pet food
Is humanization changing the course of the pet food industry?
Olan | Italy
The original Italian ultrasound devices to tackle pests.
Pet-Continent | Russia
Pet-Continent is a distribution, trade and production company selling a wide range of premium and super-premium pet products as well as its own brands in the Russian market.
petMaxi | Portugal
petMaxi, launched in 2015, is a pioneering project in the production of premium and super-premium pet food in Portugal.
Pet food in the information age
Pet lovers who want to know more about their pet’s food have immediate access to a realm of information – some fact, some fiction – right at their fingertips.
Hungary and Bulgaria: Driven by emotion
In Hungary and Bulgaria, the pet industry is benefitting from economic growth. Dimitar Popov of HobbyFirst and Daniel Kiss of Infinity Trade give their visions on the Bulgarian and Hungarian pet industries.
Delivery of probiotics and health benefits
Gastritis, enteritis, diarrhea and other intestinal upsets are in the top ten of pet health problems. Food solutions supporting immune-related health issues could increase the need for probiotics.
Beyond pet food
Just when the pet market appears to be saturated, or even declining slightly in countries such as the U.S., a new opportunity has arisen for the pet industry. The astounding rise in popularity of animals as pets around the world in NIC’s (Newly Industrialised Countries) such as China is encouraging massive industry growth. In 2016, 12% of the Chinese population is a cat owner, with 25% owning dogs. Furthermore, the mega-cities of Shanghai and Beijing are the ones accounting for the majority of that ownership. 23% of residents of Shanghai owns dogs; 11% owns cats. In Beijing, 25% are the dog owners, with a smaller but still significant 8% having pet cats.
Spray-dried animal plasma
Spray-dried animal plasma used as protein in animal food has been shown to improve nutrient digestibility not only in pigs, poultry and fish, but also in dogs and cats.
TropiClean | United States
TropiClean’s history is marked with innovation and excellence, developing new products before others even considered the opportunity.
The Turkish pet industry
Throughout the world, pet owners are spending ever more money on their dogs and cats. The pet industry in Turkey is also benefitting from this trend. A glimpse into the growing Turkish pet industry.
VIGOR & SAGE | Netherlands
VIGOR & SAGE is a new super premium pet food brand for cats and dogs. The company has carefully researched the evolution of their feeding habits.
Xylo-oligosaccharides: Feeding the gut-brain connection
Intestinal health is the cornerstone of well-being in humans and we can easily assume the same is true of pets. Dr. Hermann Bourgeois explains the prebiotic effects of Xylo-oligosaccharides on pets’ health.
Dolina Noteci | Poland
The Dolina Noteci team proves that their company is the best in every field of its activities.
Novel ingredients: chicory root fibre
Chicory root fibre is a dietary fibre sourced from natural chicory roots. It contains inulin, which has significant scientifically-proven health benefits for pets, as well as people.
South-east Europe: Facts and figures
We highlight Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Romania and Turkey. How are these different pet markets developing and where do the opportunities lie for those looking to enter them?
Fabricated Pet Prints
Photos of our beloved – and sometimes deceased – pets can be a valuable memory and moral support. For pet owners who prefer a more tangible memory, but are not keen on having a stuffed pet in their living room, there is the 3D solution.
Innovative material, sustainable design
Marieke van Gasteren, owner of Plan M Concept, speaks to two producers of innovative materials and discusses sustainable product design and its possible application in pet products.
Fat and its quality risks
Fresh fat will positively influence the total flavour of pet food.
QRILL™ Pet | Aker BioMarine Norway
QRILL Pet is an all-natural marine ingredient rich in phospholipid omega-3 fatty acids, marine proteins and astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant.
AM Nutrition | Norway
AM Nutrition is a global supplier of natural pea ingredients for use in pet food, human food, animal feed and technical applications.
Probiotics in veterinary medicine
Awareness of probiotic therapy has increased in recent years. Many pet owners and veterinarians are now using probiotics successfully both to manage and prevent many different conditions.
The Bulgarian pet care market is doing well and is continuing to mature, with main sector trends reflecting those of developed Western countries.
You get what you pay for
It is a reasonable assumption that ‘you get what you pay for’. Being one of the many purchasers of pet food, does the same logic apply?
The first ‘petville’ in China
The first pet-themed town in China is becoming its next tourist attraction.
Earth Rated | Canada
Founded in April 2010, Earth Rated was built by five pet loving friends with a common goal of creating unique and stylish pet products. Based in Montreal, Canada, Earth Rated is the number one choice when it comes to waste bags in North America and is now sold in over 12,000 stores worldwide!
rolli-pet | Austria
rolli-pet is Europe’s leading manufacturer of food and feeding products for wild birds. Its core competence is in the production of food for birds and animals in the wild, and pet food for birds and rodents.
Farm Company | Italy
Founded in Biella in Italy, more than ten years ago, Farm Company is a company that creates and distributes accessories for dogs and cats.
FIDA | China
FIDA has developed into one of the largest manufacturers of retractable leashes worldwide, with successful sales throughout Europe, America and Asia.
Golden Eagle Petfoods | United Kingdom
The origins of all Golden Eagle pet foods go back to Joseph ‘Joe’ Cocquyt, whose dissatisfaction with all the unhealthy ingredients in the pet food on the market led him to focus on answering one question: “How do you make the healthiest pet food in the world?”
Greece: marked by crisis
Uncertainty continues to dominate the Greek market, and the pet sector is feeling the effects. But when the going gets tough, the tough get going.
Heiniger | Switzerland
Since 1965, Heiniger animal shearing and clipping equipment has set the standard for quality, precision and reliability.
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