Don Bamber, owner of Super Dog Treats, explains how his daughter, Shirley, started the company as part of a program of the Alberta, Canada, government. The leading ingredient in the treats is elk antler, intended to alleviate osteoarthritis in dogs.
Betsy Banks Saul, founder of www.petfinder.com, discusses the importance of helping animal shelters and rescue organizations and how petfood manufacturers can assist by donating food that may be close to expiration or with minor packaging defects.
Richard Erikson, LaBudde Group, and the feed ingredient company's companion animal Gracie, explain the importance of and benefits that animals can bring to people in times of need.
Bob Bresnahan, CEO Trilateral, discusses four dominant forces that drive price at Petfood Forum 2012. Understanding these forces is particularly important in times of market volatility.
Kristopher Figge, senior scientist at AFB International, provides details of research that evaluates the potential effects of kibble particle size on feline palatability at Petfood Forum 2012.
“It is a truly exciting time in the small mammal category; the market is exploding with opportunity for new and innovative products,” stated Micah Kohles, DVM, at Petfood Forum 2012.
Petfood Forum went to the dogs on opening day of the 2012 event. There were at least a dozen dogs -- and a couple cats -- on hand getting the crowd's attention and some pets. We talked to several of the dogs to get their viewpoint of the event.
Betsy Bank Saul, founder of www.petfinder.com, a free service for rescue groups, shelters and pet adopters, discusses opportunities for petfood manufacturers to get involved in animal welfare efforts.
Betsy Banks Saul, founder of Petfinder.com, discusses their Train-to-Adopt program that helps make dogs and cats more likely to be adopted by providing mental stimulation for shelter animals.
Micah Kohles, DVM, director of technical services for Oxbow Animal Health, thinks innovative products will further drive consumer purchases in the fastly growing small animal market.
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