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Featured: Podium Pet Products Hires New Sales Director for North America

Podium Pet Products, which brought both Dog Rocks and Pet Remedy branded lines to market, recently announced that Kim Goldsworthy has been hired as sales director for North America. Goldsworthy, who has been working in the U.S. market for more than three years, brings to this position a wealth of knowledge and expertise—having launched products […]

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General Mills Buys Blue Buffalo for $8B

General Mills, Inc. and Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which General Mills will acquire Blue Buffalo for $40 per share in cash, representing an enterprise value of approximately $8 billion. General Mills hopes to establish itself as the leader in the U.S. natural pet food […] Read More →

Reef-A-Palooza Orlando Set for April 7, 8

Reef-A-Palooza Orlando takes place April 7 & 8, 2018, at the Caribe Royale All-Suites Hotel and Convention Center. This marks the 5th year anniversary of the show in Orlando, Florida. Reef-A-Palooza is a two-day event with over 140 of the industry’s leading coral, fish and dry goods vendors. The main purpose of the show is […] Read More →

Wellnostics Unveils Device to Make Caring for Diabetic Pets Easier

With its patented Butterfly Touch Technology, the Genteel Lancing Device draws blood from anywhere on the body without pain, according to its creator, Wellnostics. Using vacuum, vibration and depth control, the perfect drop of blood can be drawn from any site. The device claims to be pain free because it only reaches blood capillaries and […] Read More →

PetSafe Parent Brand, Radio Systems PetSafe Europe Ltd, Named a Best Place to Work

PetSafe Brand parent company, Radio Systems PetSafe Europe Ltd (RSPEL), has been crowned Best Workplace in Ireland 2018 by Great Place to Work Ireland, beating the 2nd place ranking it achieved in last year’s awards. The accolade comes on the back of the business being recognized by Great Place to Work as 9th Best Workplace […] Read More →

Lallemand Animal Nutrition Adds, Promotes Team Members

Lallemand Animal Nutrition announced the addition of Nicole Walrod as a territory business manager for North America. In addition, Wendy Hushon (pictured here) joins the global silage team as strategic marketing manager, forage additives. Walrod will support customers in Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, eastern Oklahoma and eastern Texas. Using more than a decade of experience in […] Read More →

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Feeding Time: Owners Demand Healthy Ingredients, Condition-Specific Recipes

In 2016, customers spent $26.5 billion on pet food. According to John Gibbons, the Pet Business Professor, pet food and treats make up the largest swath of pet product sales in the U.S. “It’s basically an anchor for the store,” said Matt Ruona, co-owner of Four Paws on the Beach, along with his wife, Meghan. […] Read More →

Pentobarbital Found in Smucker’s Food

The J.M. Smucker’s Company has withdrawn more than 30 UPC item codes across four brands from store shelves after they tested positive for pentobarbital, a euthanasia drug. Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Skippy and Ol’ Roy all had specific shipments recalled. Pet Age confirmed the withdraw with a Gravy Train customer relations representative, who also pointed […] Read More →

Wag N’ Wash Pet Food and Bakery Expands

Wag N’ Wash Natural Food & Bakery, a full-line specialty retail and grooming center for cats and dogs, is heading to Redmond, Washington, on March 3. The new store, located at The Village at Redmond Ridge on 23535 NE Novelty Hill Rd., marks the second of 15 stores the specialty pet retailer plans to open […] Read More →

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