PETS AND PET FOOD DURING COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

As the world adapts to unprecedented circumstances brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, and concern for human health mounts, the PFI remains commitment to our vision and mission, most importantly to the well-being of South African pets and their need for safe and nutritious...

Consumers to spend 117 million ZAR more on dry dog food by 2023, reports Euromonitor

The South African economy remains constrained by slow growth in 2018. This, combined with the volatile rand, resulted in massive cost pressures, with rising prices leading consumers to seek more affordable brands and pack sizes in pet food. Brands positioned to attract...

Rehoming a pet

As much as we’d love to live in a world where all pets, adopted or bought, are loved and cared for until their final days – as should be the intention when deciding to care for a pet – the unfortunate reality is that there are instances where pets need to be rehomed, whether it...

Finding a lost pet

Although most pet owners will take every precaution to ensure their pets remain safely confined within their property, some cunning adventurers still manage to break free. Losing a pet is extremely distressing for the owner and can create a very unsafe situation for the pet, who...

What’s in a pet food label?

Pet food variety abounds in South Africa, so it is no surprise that not all foods are made equal. To ensure that you are feeding a pet food that is made with integrity and has been duly registered with the authorities, ensure that your chosen brand is a member of the PFI (Pet...

To spay and neuter or not

Gone are the days of allowing pets to “just have 1 litter. For the kids.” The harsh reality is that overpopulation, across the globe, is a very real issue. In fact, we’re already in crisis mode. Rescue centers are bursting at the seams and the number of unwanted pets grows daily....

The best start for a new pet kitten

As with puppies, setting your new kitten up for a happy co-existence with its new family is largely dependent on the initial welcome and introduction to its new home. Be well prepared by following these 10 suggestions to bringing a new kitten into its new home:   Before your...

Bringing a new puppy home – giving him the best start

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of bringing home a new puppy, but to ensure you’re giving your pup the best start to its new life it’s best to be well prepared from the second the new family member enters your home. Here are 10 tips to making the transition an easy...

The unfortunate consequences of removing a pet from its mother too soon

The excitement of getting a new puppy or kitten doesn’t seem to waiver even as you get older. Few are immune to the cute factor, and the younger the pet the more overwhelming the emotion felt. Even so, the Pet Food Industry Association of Southern Africa (PFI) encourages...

Choosing the right pet

So, you’ve made the decision to adopt a pet – good for you! Now, it’s just a case of choosing the right pet to suit your lifestyle and circumstances – an important decision all of its own! All too often we see pets being neglected or given up for adoption because they are...