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Featured: Preventing Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is one of the most common and overlooked disease in veterinary medicine, according to Forever Freckled’s Dr. Alison Birken. Just like in humans, poor dental health can result in serious health issues, such as heart disease, and an increased risk of cancer, diabetes and pancreatic disease. So why is dental disease an epidemic? […]

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Quality Marine Receives Aquacultured Harlequin Shrimp

This week, Quality Marine welcomed a new aquacultured species, Harlequin Shrimp (Hymenocera elegans). Aquatic Technology of Ohio and the Columbus Zoo started the journey of culturing Hymenocera elegans back in May 2015. The Columbus Zoo had early success on a small scale and succeeded in raising more than 50 individuals from two batches to settlement. As […] Read More →

Dental Health: Don’t Brush It Off

February is National Pet Dental Health Month. While having a month dedicated to highlighting the significance of pet dental health is good, it is wise to remember just how important it is to keep up with pets’ dentistry needs year-round. According to Chad Kocur, PetEdge’s director of product development, an animal’s oral health is important […] Read More →

Lucy Pet Foundation Promotes World Spay Day

Joey Herrick, founder of the Lucy Pet Foundation, and Dr. Karen Halligan, the foundation’s chief veterinary officer, will appear on Hallmark Channel’s “National Home and Family Show” on February 24 and 27 to promote World Spay Day. Held on the last Tuesday of every February, World Spay Day shines a light on the power of […] Read More →

Tikr: A Snack Activity Toy for Dogs

Watch the tikr in action! New from SBARK Dog Toys, the tikr provides dogs with entertainment and fun as they work for their treats. The tikr has a built-in timer and strategically-sized holes. Load it with different sized snacks, then set the timer. As the timer unwinds, the holes will slowly line up, allowing snacks to casually […] Read More →

Bentley’s Pet Stuff Named Breakout Retailer

Bentley’s Pet Stuff, one of the fastest growing independent pet retailers in the U.S., announced it has been awarded a 2017 Breakout Retailer Award by Chain Store Age, the nation’s leading provider of retail news and analysis across all sectors of the industry. This award coincides with the grand opening celebrations of 31 Bentley’s Pet […] Read More →

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Pet Supplies Plus Reveals Expansion Plans

It has been another year of people treating their pets better than their human friends and family. The pet industry has seen another year of consistent growth, up 4.1 percent from $60 billion in expenditures in 2015 to $62.75 billion in expenditures in 2016. Continued growth is attributed to the rising number of “pet parents,” […] Read More →

Freshpet Debuts Fresh Refrigerated Meals

Freshpet, Inc. announced the debut of “exciting new fresh foods for your dog and cat, using as always only fresh, natural ingredients.” The new flavors added to this fresh line include new foods for dogs, such as Freshpet Select 5-lb Grain-Free Chicken and Spinach Recipe, Freshpet Vital Grain Free 6-Cup Variety Pack, and Freshpet Vital Turkey Liver […] Read More →

Industry Leaders Work to Drive Impact

Some of the industry’s most innovative companies are setting aside their sense of competition in an effort to drive impact through the Pet Sustainability Coalition’s (PSC) Impact Unleashed Event. KONG Company, Cardinal Pet Care, West Paw Design and Barkworthies—who can be seen as market competitors—are collaboratively investing to bring the industry together. Impact Unleashed seeks […] Read More →

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