The first Made in the USA pet product expo was held in February of 2014 and this second one was bigger than the first.
The vendors displayed Made in the USA products, ranging from the homemade organic dog treats by Ya Ya’s YumYums to the chic and stylish cat condos by Royal Cat Boutique. There was something for any retailer at this cozy event.
Many vendors featured food and treats at the event. These included By Nature showcasing its new natural dog and cat treats, JBS USA displaying its dog chews and VetIQ debuting Delightibles, its new line of cat treats.
There were plenty of products for the outside of pets as well. Columbia Skin Care brought its line of itch- and rash-relieving powders for dogs, cats and horses.
Quadruped Pet Care featured its line of 29 natural yucca-based shampoos and conditioners.
“We formerly were just available in grooming shops but now our line is in pet stores,” said owner Richard Biegun. “Our products are naturally odorless, so we can customize the scent for the customer.”
One unique product at the expo was Pet Tunes made by Pet Acoustics. It’s a personal speaker preloaded with pet-soothing music. The music was composed and performed by Janet Marlow, who has done research on the effects of sound on animals and on animal hearing.
The event included a pie-in-the-face fundraiser for the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC Animals’ Feral Cat Initiative. The expo date corresponded to the fourteenth Annual National Feral Cat Day.
And there were a number of helper dogs on hand to lick faces clean.
To learn more about the New York Feral Cat Initiative or to make a donation visit www.NYCFeralCat.org.
Pet Age was a media sponsor for this event.