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Inspired by Ring Pop candies, the Bling Ring is a durable treat-dispensing toy for dogs.

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Bling Ring by SodaPup

Inspired by Ring Pop candies, the Bling Ring is a durable treat-dispensing toy for dogs.

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Cleveland Browns’ Danny Shelton is Petplan’s 2018 Pet Parent of the Year

Petplan pet insurance has named pro football star Danny Shelton as its “Pet Parent of the Year” for the 2018 Veterinary Excellence Awards. Shelton, who has four rescued dogs, distinguished himself among this year’s candidates through his public advocacy of pet health, hands-on work in the community and commitment to providing relief aid to pets […]...

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Spectrum Brands Introduces GloFish Sharks

To enhance the colorful fishkeeping experience of GloFish and expand its livestock selection, Spectrum Brands Pet LLC has introduced GloFish Sharks to its popular line of GloFish fluorescent fish. “GloFish Sharks are a sleek and elegant addition to any freshwater aquarium—whether you’re adding to a tank with other fish or completely transforming your aquarium to […]...

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Radagast Pet Food, Inc. Hires Western Sales Manager

Radagast Pet Food, Inc., makers of Rad Cat Raw Diet, has hired Amy Snell as its new western sales manager. She will support retail and distributor partners in states west of Texas. Snell has many years in sales and marketing, holding sales positions in distribution and as a manufacturer’s representative. She is taking over the […]...

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Kamihata Fish Group Founder Passes Away at 91

Kamihata Fish Group, along with its subsidiary companies, announced that its chairman emeritus, Shigezo Kamihata, passed away on December 25, 2017, at the age of 91. Driven by his passion for fostering human connection with nature, Kamihata led the Kamihata Fish Group of companies to dynamic growth and success, providing aquatic pet lovers around the […]...

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Chuck & Don’s Acquires Kansas’ All Paws Pet Center

Chuck & Don’s, a destination pet supplies store, has expanded into Kansas. The acquisition of All Paws Pet Center, which occurred January 11, 2018, consists of three existing locations, which provide pet food, supplies and support to pets and their owners across the Wichita region. Since its inception in 1990, Chuck & Don’s has continued […]...

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About Solid Gold Pet Food

Solid Gold explains how its holistic food can help provide a healthy life for pets....

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CATS & DOGS

Cats Goodbye Cans? Wet Food Packaging is Getting a Re-design When it comes to wet cat food, is the can becoming an obsolete form of packaging? Time will tell. But for now, cans are getting some serious competition from Tetra... Read More →
Dogs Solution-Based Nutrition for Dogs While still a college student studying law, Rob Downey, president and founder of Annamaet Pet Food, was involved with dog sled teams. And, when his lead dog suddenly went lame,... Read More →

REPTILES & FISH

Reptiles The Best Beginner Reptiles As part of my ongoing “Back to Basics” articles, it’s high time that I discuss what will likely become the most important (and possibly the most frequent) question facing reptile... Read More →
Fish Differentiation is Key in the Freshwater Category When customers walk into B&B Pet Stop in Mobile, Alabama, they’re immediately mesmerized by the wall of fish tanks full of moving color. The store boasts 17 different 240-gallon systems... Read More →

BIRDS & SMALL ANIMALS

Birds Spiffing Up Sales Before meeting the Wizard, Dorothy and her companions broke out into a happy song while getting primped and pampered during the “Merry Old Land of Oz” number in the classic... Read More →
Small Animals Fur-mula for Success If sales of small exotics have been touch and go at your store and you can’t put your finger on the problem, think “chinch,” as in chinchilla. That’s because the... Read More →

NATURAL & GROOM/BOARD

Natural Adding a Boost of Health By Eric Stenson Supplements for pets is a booming market that shows no signs of letting up any time soon. According to market researcher Packaged Facts, projected retail sales for... Read More →
Groom/Board Hit the Nail on the Head By Jennifer Higgins Whether customers or clients are looking for grooming supplies to properly tend to pets in the home or they decide to leave their pet in the hands... Read More →

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