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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.

2016 Distributor of the Year: Pet Food Experts

Pet Age has announced the 2016 Distributor of the Year: Pet Food Experts.

Zinger Toy Launcher by PETLOGIX

Zinger from new Hyper Pet brand PETLOGIX offers a variety of interchangeable throw accessories. The two versions, the Zinger for medium and large dogs and the Zinger Junior for small dogs and puppies, both launch with three initial accessories designed for each size: the Zing

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.

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The We Leash by We For Dogs

The We Leash’s aim is to make dogs happier and more comfortable during their walks by providing them with a two-way leash. Available through We For Dogs, the We Leash has a handle for the owner and the dog, allowing the dog to feel more in control, which means a more cooperative walk....

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The Company of Animals Establishes MAP Policy 

The Company of Animals, a leading international supplier of training and behavior-enhancing products for pets, recently announced the adoption of a minimum advertised pricing (MAP) policy. This rigorous policy is designed to create a level playing field for all North American retailer partners, as well as preserving the integrity of The Company of Animals brand. […]...

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Dog Bark Naturals, Pet Food Experts Partner Up

Dog Bark Naturals says it is excited to announce its new distribution partnership with Pet Food Experts. “Our partnership with Pet Food Experts provides us the platform to distribute our treats into new markets across the United States,” Dog Bark Naturals owner and CEO Jake McNulty said. “Dog Bark Naturals was founded on principles of […]...

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PACCC Announces First Certified Professional Animal Care Manager Exam

The Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC) today announced that the first independent certification exam for pet care professionals to become a certified professional animal care manager (CPACM) will be offered in June during a two-week period, June 10 -24, but the deadline to register for the CPACM exam is May 15. The CPACM is […]...

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Pet Sitters International, Wearsafe Labs to Make Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Safer

Pet Sitters International (PSI), the world’s leading association for professional pet sitters, and Wearsafe Labs, maker of the Wearsafe Safety Service and wearable Tag, announced that Wearsafe is now available for pet sitters, dog walkers and pet owners to purchase directly from the PSI website. Wearsafe is the only wearable personal safety device on the […]...

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PetLife Finalizes Negotiations for Dr. Geoff’s Real Food for Pets

PetLife Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a developer of a new generation of high-potency veterinary cancer medications and nutraceuticals for pets, announced that it has finalized the negotiations for the acquisition of Dr. Geoff’s Real Food for Pets. The closing of the acquisition of the trademarked brands and the natural pet food product line is projected to occur […]...

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Party Animal Pet Food Voluntarily Retrieving Certain Products from Store Shelves after Alleged Pentobarbital Contamination

The below was posted on Party Animal’s homepage on April 17 after a customer in...

CATS & DOGS

Cats Sustainable and Safer By Eric Stenson Products that are environmentally sustainable are all the rage throughout many different sectors, and pet litter is no exception. According to an article in the EarthTalk blog... Read More →
Dogs Picking up in Style “Waste bags are a necessity—every dog poops!” So said Earth Rated’s Project Manager Tara Garland. While waste bags are a perennial must-have, sustainable waste products are newer to the market... Read More →

REPTILES & FISH

Reptiles Shell Games By Jennifer Higgins Because tortoises and turtles are both categorized under the order Chelonian, they share many of the same physical, nutritional and behavioral characteristics. However, there are several differences.... Read More →
Fish Filter Features Having a clean aquarium with healthy water is the most important element for success in fishkeeping. And as anyone who has had an aquarium knows, having the right filter for... Read More →

BIRDS & SMALL ANIMALS

Birds Time to Branch Out You can’t exactly put yourself “in a bird’s shoes.” But imagine how their feet must feel gripping the same cylindrical surface day after day. Now imagine how you can capitalize... Read More →
Small Animals All About That Base Today’s pet retailers can’t afford to roll out of bed late—or roll only partway into the small animal bedding subcategory, for that matter. That’s because pet owners are increasingly aware... Read More →

NATURAL & GROOM/BOARD

Natural Cleaning Solutions By Eric Stenson Harsh chemicals that leave toxic residues when cleaning your house can not only have a deleterious effect on your human co-inhabitants, but also on the four-footed members... Read More →
Groom/Board Look at Me Shampoos and conditioners form the foundation of the at-home grooming market. Despite the flood of products, a few key trends drive sales for this category: effectiveness, a unique selling point... Read More →

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