1979

The Pet Health Council is formed to promote the health and welfare of companion animals. The Society for Companion Animal Studies is established to research the benefits to humans of animals and the scientific nature of the bond that develops between...

1974

The US National Research Council publishes first recommendations on the nutritional requirements of cats and dogs.

1970

The Pet Food Manufacturers Association was established comprising of 4 members Dog Population 5 million, Cat population 4.25 million