the european pet food industry

FACT SHEETS

FEDIAF produces an excellent range of highly regarded fact sheets on a variety of topics. For more information click on the image of fact sheets.

 

Nutrition

Animal Proteins
Home Made Diets
Additives
Vegetarian Diets
Understanding Pet Food Labels
Responsible Raw Feeding
Nutritional needs of cats and dogs
Can I feed dog food to my cat?
The benefits of commercially prepared pet food
Choosing the right food for your dog and cat
The importance of water in your pet's diet

Quality and Safety

History of pet food manufacturing
How dry pet food is made
How wet pet food is made
The safety of pet food

Responsible Pet Ownership

Benefits of pet ownership
Exercise, training and behaviour

Environment and Sustainability

Sourcing Ingredients Sustainably – Protein Sources Used in Pet Food
The Environmental Impact of Keeping a Pet

 

Animal Proteins

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

fact sheet animal proteins

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.

fact sheet home made diet

Additives

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.
fact sheet vegetatian diet

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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History of pet food manufacturing

How did it all start? Find out in this factsheet.

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How dry pet food is made

In this series of factsheets on how pet food is made, you can discover the whole process of making pet food. From the selection of ingredients to the manufacturing processes.

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How wet pet food is made

In this series of factsheets on how pet food is made, you can discover the whole process of making pet food. From the selection of ingredients to the manufacturing processes.

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The safety of pet food

A responsible pet food manufacturer will take safety and quality very seriously and will have his own defined processes and standards that help ensure the safety and quality of their ingredients and products. Find "how" in this factsheet.

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Sourcing Ingredients Sustainably – Protein Sources Used in Pet Food

In this factsheet you can find out how our industry strives that the ingredients we use have a positive impact on the local community and a limited impact on the ecosystems from which they are sourced.

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The Environmental Impact of Keeping a Pet

Pet owners want to feed their pets in a way that respects the environment. So do we. Find out how in this factsheet.

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