Pet Food Industry Controversies


On the heels of hearing that PetSmart is buying for $3.35 billion (the largest e-commerce acquisition ever – slightly larger than WalMart snapping up for 3.3 billion), we were not too surprised to hear that while the amount of pet food being produced continues to rise, there are fewer and fewer feed mills churning it out.

If you aren’t aware that the biggest players in the market are Nestlé, Mars, and Big Heart Pet Brands (J.M. Smucker), you’re also probably not aware that together those companies make about $31 billion in annual revenue from their pet food endeavors. And, they’re also buying up veterinary care in the U.S.

It’s much easier to write “Recommended by Veterinarians” on your packaging when you own the clinics these vets works for.
-Jennifer Niskanen,

It’s easy as a pet loving consumer to get lost trying to provide the best possible care for our furry friends. has created a robust infographic containing 19 controversies from the pet food industry and we are happy to share it with you here!

Pet Food Industry Controversies Infographic


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Devoted pet owner and now, devoted pet editor, Judi worked in traditional offices, keeping the books and the day-to-day operations organized. Taking her dog to work every day for over a decade never seemed odd. Neither did having an office cat. She knows what it's like to train a new puppy and she's experienced the heartache of losing beloved companions. Retired, she currently lives with her spoiled dog and four chickens (who are, interestingly enough, also spoiled).

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