Animal welfare

New UK government appoints Secretary of State in charge of pet food and rural affairs

New UK government appoints Secretary of State in charge of pet food and rural affairs

Steve Reed contributed to the recent debate about animal welfare legislation in the Parliament.

News
11 Jul 2024
The pet industry in Germany

The pet industry in Germany

An overview of the German pet market in 2024, including the most recent statistics and trends.

Trends & Insights
1 Jul 2024
What do cat parents look for when buying pet food?

What do cat parents look for when buying pet food?

More than 6 out of 10 prioritize ingredient quality, but some are unsatisfied with the current market offerings.

Trends & Insights
20 Jun 2024
US: Pet food and treats sales increased by $30 billion over the past 5 years

US: Pet food and treats sales increased by $30 billion over the past 5 years

GlobalPETS dives into Statista’s insights about the performance of pet products nationwide.

Trends & Insights
17 Jun 2024
New bill in Italy proposes VAT relief on pet food and vet products

New bill in Italy proposes VAT relief on pet food and vet products

Value-added tax would decrease from the current 22% to 10%. But what are the chances of this proposal succeeding?

News
17 Jun 2024
Dog owners recognize diet as a controlling pillar for longevity yet fail to act on it

Dog owners recognize diet as a controlling pillar for longevity yet fail to act on it

A recent survey revealed a gap between pet parents' understanding of how to increase their pets' longevity and their actual approach.

Trends & Insights
14 Jun 2024
Cat microchipping becomes mandatory in the UK

Cat microchipping becomes mandatory in the UK

The government is to create a single point of access to collate all microchip records in one place.

Global Pet Industry
13 Jun 2024
Taiwan: new pet ID system, registration trends and vet concentration

Taiwan: new pet ID system, registration trends and vet concentration

GlobalPETS covers the latest developments in the East Asian country that are impacting the local pet industry.

News
13 Jun 2024
Sales up, profits down: PetMeds’ performance impacted by PetCareRx acquisition

Sales up, profits down: PetMeds’ performance impacted by PetCareRx acquisition

The American online pharmacy wants to drive growth and improve profitability in the next fiscal year.

News
12 Jun 2024
Zesty Paws launches in Europe, targets Middle East and Asia

Zesty Paws launches in Europe, targets Middle East and Asia

The pet supplement brand is embracing a new omnichannel strategy to expand its footprint further this year.

Pet Care
12 Jun 2024
Majority of Brits are unaware of the ingredients in their pets’ food

Majority of Brits are unaware of the ingredients in their pets’ food

Pet owners in Northern Ireland and London show the highest level of awareness. GlobalPETS unveils the detailed findings of a new survey.

Trends & Insights
11 Jun 2024
US: Upper limit on copper concentration in dog food won’t happen for now

US: Upper limit on copper concentration in dog food won’t happen for now

AAFCO’s Pet Food Committee has voted against voluntary controlled copper claims due to insufficient data after gathering feedback from industry players.

News
7 Jun 2024
France, Germany and UK make progress in animal welfare legislation

France, Germany and UK make progress in animal welfare legislation

New proposals tackle pet abuse, limiting online pet trading and making pet abduction a criminal offense.

Global Pet Industry
7 Jun 2024
The French pet industry increased turnover in 2023, with e-commerce booming

The French pet industry increased turnover in 2023, with e-commerce booming

The number of pets totaled 75.1 million nationwide, reaching pre-Covid levels.

Global Pet Industry
6 Jun 2024
Mixlab expands business to large animals

Mixlab expands business to large animals

The vet pharmacy start-up recently acquired NexGen Animal Health to meet the rising demand.

Pet Care
6 Jun 2024
Where are the most pet-friendly rentals in the US?

Where are the most pet-friendly rentals in the US?

New research unveils the state of play when it comes to renting an apartment with furry friends.

Trends & Insights
5 Jun 2024
Fressnapf goes paperless, stops distributing printed leaflets

Fressnapf goes paperless, stops distributing printed leaflets

Starting in July, the German pet retailer will communicate with its customers exclusively via digital means.

Retail, Online & DTC
5 Jun 2024
Australian pet store chain acquires Petstock’s locations

Australian pet store chain acquires Petstock’s locations

PetO adds 41 stores and 25 veterinary clinics to its portfolio, becoming the third biggest pet retailer in the country.

Retail, Online & DTC
4 Jun 2024
Butternut Box and PsiBufet add new production site in Poland

Butternut Box and PsiBufet add new production site in Poland

The British and Polish pet food manufacturers want to enhance their distribution capabilities in Europe.

Pet Food
4 Jun 2024
More cats, same number of dogs: pet ownership in Austria in 2024

More cats, same number of dogs: pet ownership in Austria in 2024

As many as 46% of households in the country have at least 1 pet. GlobalPETS shares the latest industry figures.

Global Pet Industry
3 Jun 2024
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