the european pet food industry


FEDIAF produces an excellent range of highly regarded fact sheet on nutrition topics including ‘Animal Proteins’ and ‘Additives’, ‘Home made diets’, ‘Responsible Raw Feeding’, ‘Vegetarian Diets’, and ‘Understanding Pet Food Labels’.

Animal Proteins

This fact sheet explains the strict guidelines covering pet food products and ingredients including animal proteins.

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Home Made Diets

Detailing that dogs require 37 nutrients and cats over 40 for healthy bodily function, this fact sheet explains why homemade diets are unlikely to be a viable option.

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Giving information on the most commonly used additives in pet food, this sheet explains why they are sometimes necessary.

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Vegetarian diets

With cats and dogs having specific – and very different - nutritional needs, this fact sheet explains whether a vegetarian diet is safe.
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Understanding Pet Food Labels

This complex topic is explained in this fact sheet, with clear descriptions given for each of the categories appearing on pet food labels.
fact sheet pet food labels

Responsible Raw Feeding

This FEDIAF fact sheet gives excellent advice on how to feed a raw diet responsibly.

fact sheet responsible raw feeding

Nutritional needs of cats and dogs

This FEDIAF fact sheet focuses on the role of five key nutrients needed for a healthy life of cats and dogs.

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Can I feed dog food to my cat?

Differences between the nutritional requirements of dogs and cats explained in this factsheet.

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The benefits of commercially prepared pet food

This factsheet explains what the commercially prepared pet food can deliver and why it is so popular.

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Choosing the right food for your dog and cat

Practical advice on what to consider when selecting a food for your pet from a big range of products explained in this FEDIAF factsheet.

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The importance of water in your pet's diet

Why is the water essential for your pet? What happens when your pet is dehydrated and how to recognise that?

How much should a pet drink during the day? This factsheet provides answers to these questions.

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Benefits of pet ownership

To have a companion animal brings social, emotional, health but even financial benefits for everyone, whether it is for children or for the elderly. Find out more in this factsheet.

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Exercise, training and behaviour

In addition to nutrition, every pet should have additional stimulation to keep their physical and mental health. Practical advice can be found in this factsheet.

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