Hypoallergenic Pet Food – Separating the facts from the hype

Welcome to the Pet Food Knowledge Centre What is a food allergy in dogs and cats? Dogs and cats may display adverse reactions to food that can be broadly divided into two groups – immunological (food allergy) and non-immunological. A food allergy is an inappropriate immune reaction to a normal…

Urinary tract health in Cats: Feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD)

Welcome to the Pet Food Knowledge Centre The term feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) describes a collection of conditions that can affect the bladder and/or urethra of cats and is a common reason for cat owners to seek veterinary advice. What are the signs of Feline Lower Urinary Tract…

Pet Food Back Labels – Explained

Welcome to the Pet Food Knowledge Centre Why are pet food back labels important? The prime purpose of pet food labels is to provide clear, accurate and honest information about a product that may facilitate the buying act of the purchaser. Back of pack information usually contains much of the…

The impact of COVID-19 on pet food

Welcome to the Pet Food Knowledge Centre The COVID-19 pandemic is currently the number one topic around the world, and it certainly has had a massive effect on everyone globally. But what has been the impact of COVID-19 on pet food? This article provides an insight into what the pandemic…

Pet Food Trends to Watch

Welcome to the Pet Food Knowledge Centre The UK pet food industry is currently booming. Valued at a total of £3.2 billion, this presents a fantastic opportunity for pet food businesses to gain a market share. Interestingly, of the £3.2 billion, the dog food market accounted for £1.5 billion of…

Obesity in Pets: A Growing Concern

Welcome to the Pet Food Knowledge Centre Obesity is defined as excessive fat accumulation that presents a health risk. Obesity in pets is now officially recognised as a disease by many pet health organisations. A survey amongst veterinary professionals confirmed that 51% of dogs and 44% of cats are overweight…