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Global survey reveals pet owners consider digestive health key for achieving holistic health and wellbeing. Credit: Getty/TatyanaGl

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Pet health trumps cost of food

By Bethan Grylls

Whilst inflation remains high, only 1 in 6 pet owners have turned to cheaper alternatives, a survey of 2,500 dog and cat owners across the US, Brazil, UK, Germany and China finds.

The UK dog food market is valued at almost £1.6bn. Credit: Getty / Grace Chon

Feature

Pet food trends and the 'humanisation of animals'

By William Dodds

Food Manufacture investigates the current pet food manufacturing landscape in the UK, examining the driving forces behind the sector's growth and the latest trends, with the insight from BENEO, SARVAL and Mars Petcare.

Scrumbles has secured a £6m cash injection from investment firm BGF

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Pet food brand Scrumbles secures £6m investment

By Gwen Ridler

Pet food brand Scrumbles has secured a £6m cash injection from investment firm BGF to help support the expansion of its senior team and growth of tuis omni-channel business model.

The FMEAs are regarded as the Oscars of food and drink

The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards - as told by socials!

By Bethan Grylls

With 17 categories up for grabs, the awards night recognised and rewarded the very best in operating standards and processes in today’s UK food and drink manufacturing sectors. Here's some of the highlights as told by social posts.

Plant-based dog food is a key trend in 2023. Pictured is an example of a dog chew made using wheat texturates

Trends

Top 3 dog food trends for 2023

By Gwen Ridler

Plant-based, sustainability concerns and treats were three key trends driving new product development in the dog food, according to functional wheat products manufacturer Trigea.

Managing long- and short-term impacts to raw materials: BLF 2022

Managing long- and short-term impacts to raw materials: BLF 2022

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive video, Butchers Petcare chairman Geoff Eaton discusses the long-term and short-term challenges threatening to disrupt the prices of raw materials, as well as the effect of switching to more sustainable packaging for a brand.

Noochy Poochy is made using Nooch - nutritional yeast - to give it  a cheese-like flavour

Vegan pet food in focus: Noochy Poochy interview

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive podcast interview, vegan dog food brand Noochy Poochy founder McKinna details the journey of her company, from idea to fully realised product, and the challenges that she met along the way.

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