Germany's market for petfood grew slightly in 2010 compared to 2009, rising 0.8% to € 2.777 billion (US$3.93 billion).
The strongest growth in 2010 was in the market for cat food, which increased 2.9% to € 1.435 billion (US$2.03 billion). Total sales of dog food increased 0.1% from 2009 to € 1.102 billion (US$1.56 billion) in 2010. The market for pet products also increased slightly from 2009, growing by 0.8% in 2010 to € 3.707 billion (US$5.25 billion).
Sales of small animal food declined 4.5% from 2009, to € 127 million (US$179.5 million); sales of food for caged birds fell 7% in 2010, to € 53 million (US$74.9 million); and sales of fish food fell 11.6%, to € 60 million (US$84.8 million) in 2010.
The most recent theory is that feline idiopathic cystitis is caused by stress
The maker of raw and holistic diets seeks to help transform pets through its products, philosophy, education and research
This book takes a decidedly different turn from the usual consumer-oriented petfood fodder
We asked Carol Jones-Adams, who founded and runs functional treat maker Overby Farm with her husband and business partner, Bob Adams, to tell us more about her company
The company builds on its boutique business with three new lines for pet stores, including baked dog food and treats
The intent was to educate regulators and industry about the Model Pet Food Regulations
The mid-year meeting addressed several regulatory matters affecting petfoods
Public meetings invited comments and provided updates
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