Industry News

How to Avoid the Top Three Thanksgiving Health Hazards for Dogs

Holidays with food involved are always exciting for dogs, but when so many pups find their way to the vet’s office after Thanksgiving because of problematic things they eat, it’s important to consider how to avoid causing harm to pets on Turkey Day.


Petco Acquired for $4.6 Billion

Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board have agreed to acquire the holding company for Petco Animal Supplies Inc. at a cost of $4.6 billion.


95 Percent of Pet Owners Buy Christmas Gifts for Pets, Survey Finds

According to a survey conducted by, 95 percent of pet owners have bought a Christmas gift for their pet.


Merck Animal Health Produces H3N2 Canine Influenza Vaccine

In response to the H3N2 canine influenza (CIV) outbreaks that impacted dogs in 241 states, Merck Animal Health announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a conditional product license for a vaccine to protect against this newly identified strain.


BLOG: Third Annual Purina Better With Pets Summit

The Third Annual Purina Better With Pets Summit held in Brooklyn on November 3. This event is a gathering of esteemed pet professionals sharing ideas on how life is better with pets.


Firms Expected to Bid $4 Billion for Petco

Private equity bidders KKR & Co. and Hellman & Friedman are both expected to bid $4 billion to purchase Petco Holdings, which operates about 1,300 stores in the U.S.


Women in the Pet Industry Network to Hold Online Holiday Auction

Women in the Pet Industry (WIPIN), a network of female pet industry professionals and entrepreneurs, will launch its first online auction on November 19 at 9 a.m. EST.


Third Annual Aquatic Experience Hosted More Than 6,200 Guests

The World Pet Association (WPA)’s third annual Aquatic Experience show, which took place from November 6 to 8 at Chicago’s Renaissance Shaumberg Convention Center, was visited by over 6,200 guests.


The Honest Kitchen Partners with Publisher to Release Scratch and Sniff Dog Book

Red Tettemer O’Connell + Partners (RTO+P) has released a scratch and sniff holiday dog book titled “Is That My Dinner?” for The Honest Kitchen to showcase product and communicate the benefits of feeding pets healthy food.


Pet Age to Give Away Kaleb’s Organics Treats via Instagram Freebie Friday

Readers can follow @petagemag on Instagram for the chance to win a box of Kaleb’s Organics Cranberry Coconut Cookie dog treats.


PetMatrix, LLC Nominated for 2016 ACG N.J. Corporate Growth Conference & Awards

PetMatrix, LLC, makers of SmartBones and DreamBone, has been nominated in the ”Small Company of the Year” category for the 2016 ACG N.J. Corporate Growth Conference & Awards (CGCA).


Halo Issues Recall of Cat Dry Food

Halo, Purely for Pets has issued a voluntary recall of its Sensitive Cat Turkey Dry Food due to mold.


Annual Petfood & Animal Nutrition 2.0 Addressed Top Issues

With an increase in attendance of more than eight percent, Petfood & Animal Nutrition 2.0 had nearly 500 participants at its second annual event, held from October 20 to 21 in Chicago.


Sales of Pet Oral Care Products to Outpace Overall Pet Market

The U.S. pet oral care products industry will reach $775 million by the end of 2015, according to a new report from market research publisher Packaged Facts.


West Paw Design Becomes First Benefit Corporation in Montana

West Paw Design is now a Certified B Corp and a Benefit Corporation following Montana’s legalization of businesses filing as such.

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