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The Pet Leadership Council brings together company leaders, industry organizations, trade associations, animal welfare organizations, veterinarians, academia and advocates for pets to promote responsible pet ownership.

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Pet Industry News

Pet Food Experts Call for Better Communication

A lack of communication among consumers, academics, and the industry was a major topic at this year’s Petfood Forum Town Hall event. Held at this year’s Petfood Forum, the town hall event allowed attendees to engage a panel of pet nutrition experts on the latest trends and issues within the pet food industry. The session covered […]

New Survey Suggests Pet Obesity Rates Growing

A recent survey from the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) suggests that pet obesity remains a major problem for many pets — and a lack of knowledge among pet owner may be a contributing factor. According to the survey, approximately 54% of dogs and 59% of cats in the United States are overweight or obese. The […]

Petfood Innovation Workshop Gives Participants a Taste of the Market

The 2017 Petfood Forum was held earlier this month in Kansas City, Missouri. Hosted ahead of the event was the Petfood Innovation Workshop, a chance for attendees to meet with industry experts to learn more about some of the sensory-based and consumer-based insights that go into the development of pet foods. PetFoodIndustry.com has provided a summary of […]


The Pet Leadership Council works with all levels of government, industry, and pet owners to promote responsible lifestyles with companion animals.

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Protect Pet Choice

Puppy mills are an unacceptable problem, but the Pet Leadership Council believes pet store bans prohibiting people’s right to purchase dogs at local shops is not the solution. That’s why the PLC is supporting efforts to establish science-based standards for the care and welfare of breeding dogs.

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Happy Healthy Fish

The Pet Leadership Council embraces the responsibility to ensure the health and welfare of aquatic life, promote environmental stewardship and provide education and training on responsible fish keeping. That’s why the PLC is working to educate consumers about selecting and caring for the right fish, the prevention of invasive species and ongoing conservation efforts.

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