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By: Pet Age Magazine Staff  –  December 1, 2015
The Pet Age staff is happy to present the winners of our Forty Under 40 awards. Our intention is to honor the up-and-coming movers and
By: Rebekah Harrison  –  September 1, 2015
More manufacturers now crash test products to ensure pet safety.

Americans to Spend $703 Million on Pets this Valentine’s Day

According to the National Retail Federation, Americans are expected to spend $18.9 billion on Valentine’s Day, with $703 million of that sum spent on their pets.


Pet Dental Health and You

Retailers can play a role in fighting pet dental disease by offering an array of dental health products.


Sunday’s NFL Super Bowl Goes Pet-Appropriate with These Products

With the Super Bowl coming up on Sunday, pets can get in the spirit with football-themed products that show off their love of the game.

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SuperZoo 2016 Registration Opens

Registration is now open for SuperZoo 2016, which is produced by the World Pet Association (WPA) and will be held from August 1 to 4 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV.


Petco Cuts Ties with Small Animal Dealer Over Poor Conditions

Petco has severed its ties to Holmes Chinchilla Ranch and Other Small Animals, Inc. amid a U.S. Department of Agriculture investigation into the conditions at the storage facility where thousands of small animals are housed. Petco stated on January 19 that the small-animal dealer “did not meet our animal care standards.” Federal investigators spent several [...]


Oxbow Animal Health Awards 2015 Rescue Grants

Oxbow Animal Health has announced the recipients of its 2015 Oxbow Animal Health Rescue Grants.

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PIJAC Expresses Concern, Optimism Over Ordinance Outlawing Sale of Pets in Las Vegas

PIJAC President and CEO Mike Bober has issued a response to Las Vegas City Council’s vote narrowly approving a proposed ordinance outlawing the retail sale of puppies, kittens and pot-bellied pigs.

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WellPet to Acquire Sojos

WellPet, manufacturer of natural and pet health-focused pet foods, has acquired Sojos, a family-owned company manufacturing raw, freeze-dried pet food.

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Animal Supply Company Names New Chief Executive Officer

Animal Supply Company, a national distributor of pet food and supplies, has named distribution and consumer products veteran Donald P. McIntyre its new chief executive officer, effective February 1, 2016.


2016 Pet Age Retailer Report

Judging by the respondents to the 2015-2016 Pet Age Retailer Survey, the pet industry is in great health.


Trupanion Donates Six Tons of Pet Food to Washington Shelters

Trupanion, a medical insurance provider for cats and dogs, delivered six tons of dog and cat food to Seattle Humane Society, Everett Animal Shelter and The Humane Society of Tacoma and Pierce County throughout December.


New York Governor Signs Small Animal Care Bill

Governor Cuomo signed into law SB 5946, which amends Article 26 (Miscellaneous) of the NY General Business Laws and requires pet dealers to provide access to digital or written instructions on the care of all small animals sold.

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More than 1 Million Households Forced to Give up Pet Each Year, ASPCA Research Reveals

An American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) study found that more than 1 million households are re-homing their pets each year.


Survey Reveals that Many Holiday Shoppers Want Christmas Hours

According to a survey about holiday shopping habits conducted by LoyaltyOne Consulting, 18 percent of shoppers said they would shop on Christmas if possible.


Cats are Pet of Choice for Millennials, Survey Finds

While dogs have long been the most popular pet in the United States, cats are the pet of choice for many in the millennial generation, according to a survey conducted by Nestlé Purina.

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