United to Improve Our Lives with Pets

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

Fuzzy Regulations, Research Collide with Increasing Demand for CBD Pet Products

Increasing demand for cannabidiol (CBD) among humans appears to be trickling over into the pet industry. However, concerns about the effects of CBD on pets and the regulations surrounding its use are giving some pet product makers pause. CBD, one of the many cannabinoids found in marijuana, has exploded in popularity over the past several […]

Plant-based Proteins Show Promise for Pet Food Sustainability

With the population of both humans and animals continuing to grow, demand for food continues to grow as well. With limited resources needed to produce food, scientists are always searching for new ways to improve efficiency and output. As consumers and pet food manufacturers alike seek out ways to improve sustainability, long known but rarely used […]

Younger Generations Poised to Take Lead on Pet Food Sustainability

As Millennials continue to emerge as the biggest single pet owner demographic, their tastes and needs are expected to have an increasingly large impact on the direction of the pet food industry — including sustainability efforts. According to PetFoodIndustry.com, Millennials may help advance sustainability efforts within the pet food industry in part through their purchasing […]


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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