Pet food makers look to tap the alternative meat market

Feb 25, 2020
From synthetic mouse meat to crickets, pet food makers want to capitalize on the trend.
Cans of dog food are seen on the shelf at a grocery store April 12, 2007 in San Francisco, California.
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Investors look to profit as Americans spend more on pampering their pets

Jun 13, 2019
The market for pet supplies is growing at about 5% per year.
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Walmart wants your pets to be customers

May 7, 2019
The retailer probably already has your business.
Veterinary employees prepare a dog for surgery.
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Why people food companies are buying pet food companies

May 2, 2019
General Mills last year bought Blue Buffalo Pet Products for $8 billion.
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California pet stores can only sell rescue cats, dogs and rabbits

Jan 9, 2019
A new law aims to help the state's overcrowded animal shelters.
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How to be a dog photographer

Dec 27, 2018
We go behind the lens with a photographer of four-legged subjects.
Ellen Shershow tries to capture the unique personality of each pet she photographs.
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That dog you love so much on Instagram? His owner is probably making thousands of dollars a post

Nov 22, 2018
Pet owners flocked to the second annual PetCon to learn how to turn their pets into social media stars.
A dog poses for a portrait at the 2018 PetCon held at the Javits Center in New York City. 

 
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Consumers are "humanizing" their pets and paying the premium prices

Nov 6, 2018
Americans spent nearly $70 billion on their pets last year — roughly half on food alone.
Purina offers canned dog food at different price points. Alpo costs 85 cents a can at a Kansas City grocery store, while the company’s premium product, Beyond, is $1.85.
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She's a trainer who was schooled by dogs

Oct 26, 2018
She did it for the love of Lola, a rescue. Then it became her profession.
Some of Renee Bogaarts' furriest clients.
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She's a trainer who was schooled by dogs

Oct 26, 2018
She did it for the love of Lola, a rescue. Then it became her profession.
Some of Renee Bogaarts' furriest clients.
Courtesy of Renee Bogaarts