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Featured: Petco Expands In-Store Wellness Services

Petco will host celebrations to highlight its expanded veterinary services in three remodeled stores this month. The stores, located in Texas, will offer pet parents a full suite of in-store veterinary care and wellness services through Petco’s newest store design. In addition to the three veterinary hospitals, Petco will also celebrate the grand openings of […]

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Purina, URI to Open More Pet-Friendly Domestic Violence Shelters

Purina is partnering with the Urban Resource Institute (URI) in order to open more pet-friendly domestic violence shelters, allowing people to recover and heal in a protected environment with their pets. Read More →

Younger Generations Spending More on Pets

According to John Gibbons of A GPS for Pet Businesses, $67.29 billion was spent on companion animals in 2016. Despite increases in three industry segments, overall pet spending fell $0.46 billion (-0.7 percent) in 2016, Gibbons reported in “2016 U.S. Pet Spending by Generation – The Younger Groups Step Up!” “Our initial analysis indicated that […] Read More →

PFI Launches New Web Resource on Canine Nutrition

The Pet Food Institute (PFI), whose members make 98 percent of all U.S. pet food and treat products, recently launched a new series of interactive infographics showing the ways the key nutrients found in a complete and balanced dog food recipe help pets. The new web resource, “Nutrition from Nose to Tail,” provides fast facts […] Read More →

Holiday Spending Under Way in Pet Industry

With shoppers spending $5 billion in 24 hour on digital platforms, this year’s Black Friday was record breaking, according to Adobe Digital Insights. While digital was king this year, brick and mortar stores also fared well, with foot traffic having “decreased less than 1 percent when compared to Black Friday 2016,” according to ShopperTrak and […] Read More →

Platinum Pets Unveils Personalized Bowls

This holiday season, pet lovers can give their furry family members a customized gift by personalizing Platinum Pets’ most popular bowl. Owners can tailor-make the Vancouver-based company’s Non-Tip Bowl with a nameplate that is available in select fonts and finishes that are matched with the hottest selling bowl sizes and colors. “We wanted to give […] Read More →

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Nautilus Tropical Fish Wholesale Adds to its Selection

Nautilus Tropical Fish Wholesale has received new shipments. This weekend, some blue-eyed lemon bushynose were scheduled for delivery. They are small, 1-1.5”, but should be a nice yellow fish that gets even yellower as it gets bigger. Just like any other bushynose for care, they’re great algae eaters that don’t get really big like the […] Read More →

AKC Announces Largest Number of Entries

The AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin has drawn record entry numbers in its 17th year. An entry of 4,803 dogs will compete for the title of National Champion on December 16 and 17, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. Combined with the other weekend events including the inaugural AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and […] Read More →

PetSmart Opens its 1,600th Store in North America

PetSmart announced it has reached a major milestone by opening its 1,600th store in its expanding store footprint across North America. The 1,600th store opened its doors last week and is located in El Paso, Texas, at 3790 Joe Battle Blvd. In addition, the leading pet specialty retailer announced the opening of its Casper, Wyoming, […] Read More →

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