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Who offers pet insurance in Australia?

Canstar’s most recent pet insurance star ratings report collated more than 2,600 quotes to compare 81 policies from 19 providers to determine which ones offer outstanding value for pet owners. To be eligible to be rated, a provider had to meet the following criteria:

  • Had to be available directly to the consumer through its website and not just through an affiliated organisation, e.g. pet shop.
  • Had to be a standalone cover, e.g. not pet cover as an additional extra to home and contents insurance.

The following pet insurance providers were included in our 2015 pet insurance comparison.

1300 Insurance was founded in 2008 as an affordable, Australian insurance provider for individuals, families and businesses. 1300 Insurance offer Accident Only cover (Protect), Accident and Illness cover (Pet Protect), and Comprehensive Accident, Illness and Routine Care cover. All of their insurance policies are available online without

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Pet Food market grows around the world

According to PMMI Business Intelligence, a move to smaller dogs is driving a change to smaller packaging formats.

According to PMMI Business Intelligence, a move to smaller dogs is driving a change to smaller packaging formats.

According to “Trends and Drivers Impacting the Pet Food Industry,” this trend to “humanize” our pets has been going on for some time, and can require changes in processing–more slowly to preserve textural integrity, at lower temperatures to preserve nutritional value, with more exotic ingredients, with a continued shift of packaging towards pouches to prevent the deterioration of nutrients through oxidation.

This change will result in an increase demand for fillers, FFS, and other pouch compatible primary packaging equipment.

The pet food market is broken up into four main food groups: 

  • Dry Food (Kibble)
  • Wet Food (Pate’, Minced and Shredded, Gravies and Chunks, Morsels and Cubed)
  • Treats and Snacks (Biscuits, Soft Chews, Jerky, Chews and Bones)
  • Nutraceuticals (Vitamins and Minerals, Dietary, Enzymes, Probiotics)

A premium category exists for each of the food

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“Humanization” of Pet Food Drive Change

In the U.S., the Cat and Dog segments represent 95% of the pet food market and their share is expected to keep growing until 2024 increasing their dominance over “Other Pet” foods.  

Interestingly enough, there is almost an even number of dogs and cats in the US (90-95 million dogs and cats ) but dog food outsells cat food 2:1.  Other pets, led by more than 150 million fish in the US alone, represent a tiny fraction of the market whose share is projected to decline.

Major players in the U.S. include Mars Petcare, Nestle Purina, JM Smucker, Hill’s Pet and Diamond Pet Foods

Many of the same trends driving human food packaging, such as sustainability and e-commerce, are also driving pet food packaging developments.

The author's cat, Clancy, often kicks Sullivan the Bull Dog off of his daybed to steal a catnap. #shelterinplace.The author’s cat, Clancy, often kicks Sullivan the Bull Dog off of his daybed to steal a catnap. #shelterinplace.

In addition, a major trend is

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