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Featured: Pet Age’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Award Winners

After gathering input from more than 260 retailers from across the country, Pet Age proudly presents its inaugural Readers’ Choice Award winners. Retailers voted for their top three favorite pet products available in 2017 across 17 categories. We tallied up the results and present to you the three products that received the most votes in […]

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Pet Age’s 2017 Forty Under 40

Pet Age is proud to present the 2017 winners of our Forty Under 40 awards. These remarkable individuals, who were 39 years old or younger at the time of their nomination, have earned top decision making positions within their respective organizations. And while these industry players have likely just gotten started, they’ve already made impressive […] Read More →

Senior Pets and their Specialized Products

Though all pets age, there is a great deal of variety across the lifespans of popular domesticated species. For example, hamsters can survive between one and three years, depending on the breed. Toward the other end of the spectrum, certain reptilian species, like turtles and tortoises, can live up to 40 to 60 years. Of […] Read More →

Feeding with a Purpose

We all know the importance of dog food: it is the fuel a dog needs to survive. But food can be so much more than just the source of the required daily caloric intake. Manufacturers are working with scientists and vets to develop formulas and diets that benefit dogs in more ways than one. Dog […] Read More →

Filling the Gaps

It’s well documented that a balanced diet and active lifestyle are the building blocks of pet health, but it’s often more complicated than that. Since each dog is an individual with distinct needs, “healthy diet” is often no more than a convenient blanket term that, in reality, means something different for everyone. So where’s a […] Read More →

10 Years Later: Examining the Pet Food Industry a Decade after the Widespread Melamine Contamination

Ten years ago, the pet industry was shaken to its core. On March 15, 2007, “a pet food manufacturer alerted the FDA to the deaths of 14 cats and dogs—four cats and one dog reported by consumers, and nine cats that died during routine taste trials conducted by the company,” according to the FDA’s site. […] Read More →

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Pet Obesity: A Growing Problem, a Leading Health Concern Across All Species

Pet obesity isn’t new, but that doesn’t mean it’s no longer an issue. In fact, it only seems to be getting worse. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), 54 percent of dogs and 59 percent of cats were overweight or obese as of 2016 (and those numbers have been rising since 2012 […] Read More →

Making the Case for Raw Food

There is a growing segment of dog and cat owners who feel that raw, unadulterated food is best for a pet’s health. They claim that a dog and cat’s teeth are designed for meat eating, that a pet’s short digestive tract and stomach acids tend to kill off pathogenic bacteria, and that raw food is […] Read More →

2017 Pet Age Icon Awards

Pet Age each year honors the pet industry leaders who have shown a long-term commitment to the success of the pet industry based on experience, integrity and leadership. This year’s judges were PetLift’s Nancy Apatow, Gary Bagnall from Zoo Med and Greg Judge of Southeast Pet. The 2017 ICON winners were selected from an enormous pool […] Read More →

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