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  1. Expanding on current methods employed for investigating pet food stability

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    | Contributor(s):: Jessica Jayne Learey

    The Australian petfood sector continues to grow due to the 'humanisation' of pets. Ingredients added to petfood have the potential to degrade to harmful products making detection important. In this research various analytical methods were adapted to improve detection of products found...

  2. Company human-animal interaction in the municipality of Paragominas, southeast of ParaInteracao homem-animal de companhia no municipio de Paragominas, sudeste do Para

    | Contributor(s):: Santos, R. C. B., Moura, K. B., Sousa e Sousa, E., Oliveira, R. A. de, Soares, B. C., Melo, W. de O.

    Objective of this study was to characterize the creation of companion animals raised in the southeastern region of Para. The study was conducted in the municipality of Paragominas-PA, from June to July 2015. The method used in data collection was the survey with questionnaires containing open and...

  3. A Perspective from Pet Owners toward the Development in Pet Supplies Industry

    | Contributor(s):: Chen Chunsheng

    From the 1950s onwards, pets were generally obtained by picking up, sheltering, donating or adoption, until the 1950s, the phenomenon of pet commodity trading began on the market, and the pet was never a commodity to a "exchange value" generation. According to the statistics of the COA,...

  4. A two pan feeding trial with companion dogs: considerations for future testing

    | Contributor(s):: Jodi C. Vondran

    Palatability of pet foods is judged by the use of animals in colonies. Pet food manufacturers would like to understand how palatable a food is compared to another food. This generally is accomplished by a two pan test where a pet has the opportunity to freely choose between two foods. Preference...

  5. Vegetarian versus Meat-Based Diets for Companion Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Andrew Knight, Madelaine Leitsberger

    Companion animal owners are increasingly concerned about the links between degenerative health conditions, farm animal welfare problems, environmental degradation, fertilizers and herbicides, climate change, and causative factors; such as animal farming and the consumption of animal products....

  6. The influence of human behaviors in the increased prevalence of overweight dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Nora J. Nealon, Julie M. Fagan

    An increasing number of dogs are falling into the overweight and obese categories, paralleling the rise in obesity over the past few decades in people. This suggests that dogs, which interact closely with people, have been influenced by our sedentary lifestyles, over-sized portions and diets high...

  7. Why Don't Dogs Live Forever? Rodney Habib at TEDxNSCCWaterfront

    | Contributor(s):: Rodney Habib

    Are we doing enough for our pets? Rodney Habib is a voice for dogs around the world. After one of his dogs, Sammie, was diagnosed with Cancer, Rodney went on a journey to discover why? What he learned along the way will surprise you and leave you with an idea that will change the way you look at...

  8. Nutritionism and the making of modern pet food

    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Wrye

    This dissertation considers the creation of nutritionally 'complete and balanced' commercial pet foods. Specifically, I am concerned with understanding the conditions that made it possible for pet animals to consume commercially-manufactured pet foods exclusively. I argue that...

  9. What You Can and Can't Learn From a Pet Food Label

    | Contributor(s):: Angela Witzel

  10. Frieda's Foundation

    Frieda's Foundation is dedicated to keeping pets at home, with the family that loves them, by providing pet food and supplies to those that need them, as well as financial  for veterinary care.

  11. Quantitative assessment of human and pet exposure to Salmonella associated with dry pet foods

    | Contributor(s):: Lambertini, E., Buchanan, R. L., Narrod, C., Ford, R. M., Baker, R. C., Pradhan, A. K.

    Recent Salmonella outbreaks associated with dry pet foods and treats highlight the importance of these foods as previously overlooked exposure vehicles for both pets and humans. In the last decade efforts have been made to raise the safety of this class of products, for instance by upgrading...

  12. Household demand for pet food and the ownership of cats and dogs: An analysis of a neglected component of U.S. food use

    | Contributor(s):: Malcolm J. Purvis, Daniel M. Otto

    Since 1972/3 there has been a growing realization that U.S. food production is not unlimited and that man and animals are competing for a scarce resource at the “global dining table”. Much has been made of the inefficient conversion of feedgrains by animals into animal protein for...

  13. Consumer Acceptance of Dry Dog Food Variations

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    | Contributor(s):: Brizio Di Donfrancesco, Kadri Koppel, Marianne Swaney-stueve, Edgar Chambers Iv

    The objectives of this study were to compare the acceptance of different dry dog food products by consumers, determine consumer clusters for acceptance, and identify the characteristics of dog food that drive consumer acceptance. Eight dry dog food samples available in the US market were...

  14. The Effects of Cooking Process and Meat Inclusion on Pet Food Flavor and Texture Characteristics

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    | Contributor(s):: Kadri Koppel, Michael Gibson, Sajid Alavi, Greg Aldrich

    The pet food industry is an important portion of the food and feed industries in the US. The objectives of this study were (1) to determine cooking method (baking or extrusion), meat inclusion (0 or 20%), and extrusion thermal to mechanical energy ratios (low, medium, and high) effects on sensory...

  15. A survey of companion-animal owners affected by the East Japan Great Earthquake in Iwate and Fukushima Prefectures, Japan

    | Contributor(s):: Yamazaki, S.

    The unprecedented East Japan Great Earthquake in March 2011 impacted many humans as well as animals. To date, only national surveys that do not necessarily focus on the heavily impacted areas have been administered, and there is a lack of data on the situation for companion animals and their...

  16. A comparison of dog food choice criteria across dog owner segments: an exploratory study

    | Contributor(s):: Boya, U. O., Dotson, M. J., Hyatt, E. M.

  17. Future aspects and perceptions of companion animal nutrition and sustainability: Companion Animals Symposium

    | Contributor(s):: Deng, P., Swanson, K. S.

  18. Deconstructing the Regulatory Facade: Why Confused Consumers Feed their Pets Ring Dings and Krispy Kremes

    | Contributor(s):: Justine S. Patrick

    Americans own more than 130 million cats and dogs and spend over $12 billion per year on commercial pet foods. The commercial pet food industry faces minimal substantive regulation, despite navigating several layers of regulation from various groups including the FDA, the American Association of...

  19. Companion Animal Obesity: A Growing Epidemic in the United States

    | Contributor(s):: Alyssa Nicole Hinchman

    To say that Americans have weight management issues is a bit of an understatement. Recent CDC reports estimate that over 68% of American adults, ages 20 or older are overweight or obese, which equates to roughly 148 million people of the 305 million living in the United States carrying extra...

  20. A Review of “Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine”

    | Contributor(s):: Carney, Megan, Unti, Bernard