We inform and inspire you aboutHumanisation The humanisation trend is driving all sorts of innovation in pet food ingredients. From grain-free and vegan, to micro-ingredients and bioactives, we highlight the opportunities, the challenges and some of the leading-edge developments to watch out for. Corona crisis The corona crisis has certainly demanded for a change in attitude and buying behaviours. Pet parents are feeding their pets more snacks and are looking into toys that keep their pets’ mind off the changing situation. Middle East Situated between very different areas of the world, the Middle East itself is a region with many differences. Countries of all sizes, and cultures that call for different ways of doing business. Traditional family businesses and high tech companies – in the pet industry too.
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The pet industry in the Middle East
The Middle East may sound like a single market, but that is not actually the case. There are similarities between countries but also great differences. In this article, we look at the region and its pet industry.
From 2021 on, Interzoo will be organised in odd-numbered years
Interzoo will be held in June 2021, and Zoomark in even years starting May 2022. PETS International arranged an interview with Rowena Arzt, Director Exhibitions for Interzoo (owned by WZF) to discuss ins and outs.
Expert advice at CIPS Design Corner
CIPS Design Corner is an initiative of PETS International and CIPS and will be part of CIPS 2020, to be held 12-15 November.
Busting the myth of carbohydrates in pet food
Animal nutritionists promote the many benefits of carbohydrates in pet food, yet various pet-related blogs and websites seem to disparage them. This article examines the evidence refuting some of the commonly heard arguments.
Sustainability advances in the pet industry
A new tool by the Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC) will help even more pet-related companies around the world to improve their sustainability.
A sustainable and nutritious additive for pet food
Pets need versatile nutrition. Seaweeds may cover some of the needs not easily covered by other ingredients in pet food.
Small but powerful: the importance of micro-ingredients for pet health
Micro-ingredients are a valuable resource that can have an important impact on pet health, if we can manage to get the formulation just right. That is often one of the hardest tasks to achieve.
Addressing the moral dilemma pet owners face
The number of people opting for a vegan lifestyle is booming, especially among the millennials. As they increasingly seek to feed their pets a plant-based diet too, what are the ethical and environmental issues?
Bio-actives: what is the potential role of postbiotics in pet foods?
In the age of Covid-19, consumer awareness about health, cleanliness, care for themselves and their families is higher than ever before. While the current crisis will pass, impact on consumer behaviour is likely to be lasting and presents a unique opportunity to better design and promote how pet foods and treats improve health.
How to maintain bioactive substances in feeds
For more than five years, an independent innovation centre in the Netherlands has been providing training, developing projects and performing technological experiments in its pilot plant. In the process it is building know-how on how to maintain bioactive substances in feeds.
Fibres in pet foods are enjoying growing popularity. But fibre is not just fibre. Understanding the different sorts of fibres and how to unlock the opportunities they offer is a science in itself.
Care and treatment for modern pets
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 60% of owners believe their pets are family members. So why should pets not have access to the same care as their human counterparts?
Grooming for small pets
Like cats and dogs, small pets should be groomed now and then to keep their coats shiny and healthy and their claws short. But they do need products specially adapted to their size, skin and fur.
Do coronavirus measures affect pet or pet owner behaviour?
A survey conducted among pet parents in seven European countries reveals some noticeable changes in their own and their pets’ behaviour since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis.
Arab Land Trading L.L.C | United Arab Emirates
Providing pets with the quality they deserve Arab Land Trading L.L.C (ALT), established in 2001, is a family-run business that puts pets’ well-being at the heart of everything it does.
Tips for doing business in the Middle East
The Middle East is very much characterised by the culture of Islam, GCC countries in particular. So what are the most important do’s and don’ts if you want to be successful when doing business there?
The grain-free trends today
Many people are trying gluten- or grain-free diets as a way of potentially improving their own health and well-being. So it is not surprising to see gluten- and grain-free pet foods are growing in popularity too, as humanising pet owners also consider the potential benefits of these diets for their animals.
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