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Featured: Beautiful Bowls

Pet Age’s Alexandra Wepner spoke with Platinum Pets President Kate Jones about the company’s signature style and extensive catalog. Q How did Platinum Pets get its start? A Platinum Pets started with a simple desire to create a bowl for pets that looked better than anything we could find in the market. The powder coating […]

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Ninety and Counting

Pet Age’s Alexandra Wepner spoke with Tara Whitehead on MidWest Homes for Pets’ long journey to the pet industry and how retailers can use online resources to their advantage. Q Your website says you’ve been in business for over 90 years—that’s a long time! Tell us more about your history. A Mid-West Metal Products Co. […] Read More →

Cut and Sew

Pet Age’s Alexandra Wepner spoke with Leather Brothers Co-Owner Steve Schrekenhofer about the company’s upcoming 40th anniversary and his experience as a business owner over several decades in the pet industry. Alexandra Wepner: Tell us about the history of Leather Brothers. Steve Schrekenhofer: Our grandfather, Michael Schrekenhofer, came over from Germany and was a shoe […] Read More →

Tried and True but Also New

Pet Age’s Alexandra Wepner spoke with Larry Cobb, CEO of The Company of Animals, U.S. Subsidiary, about the company’s history and expansion. Alexandra Wepner: What is the history of The Company of Animals? Larry Cobb: In 1979, Dr. Roger Mugford founded The Company of Animals, a brand which he invented and developed a range of […] Read More →

Sustainability Programs Can Go Wrong

By Caitlyn Bolton In the last five years, the pet industry has seen an incredible rise in the number of companies who promote eco-friendly products. In the hard goods category, the primary trend is to source recycled PET (plastic bottles) for stuffing, and cut and sew products such as toys or beds. In the consumables […] Read More →

Pet Age Supplements

Pet Age produces a variety of supplements throughout the year, that are of special interest to pet business owners and decision makers. To browse our supplements online please follow the link below...

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Stitches and Squeaks

Pet Age’s Nicole Gifford spoke with vice president and designer of ZippyPaws Jennifer Cao about the company’s creative vision, youthful product line, and mission to get pet owners bonding with their dogs through play. Nicole Gifford: How and why did you start ZippyPaws? Jennifer Cao: The idea for ZippyPaws was conceived in 2011 when I […] Read More →

Success Story

Pet Age’s Alexandra Wepner spoke with Tim Fabits of Redbarn Pet Products about the company’s decades-long history as it approaches a major milestone: its 20th anniversary. According to Fabits, with all of the lessons that come with so many years in business, the future of Redbarn Pet Products is just as bright as its history. […] Read More →

American Distribution and Manufacturing Company Open House

American Distribution and Manufacturing Company held its annual Spring Break Open House on May 4-6 at Target Field in Minneapolis. Read More →

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