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Inaugural Westminster Gives Back Dog Rescue Awards Announced

The Westminster Kennel Club announces its inaugural Westminster Gives Back Dog Rescue Awards of $5,000 each to American Kennel Club (AKC)-recognized national breed clubs engaged in dog rescue activities. The first three winners are the Bearded Collie Club of America, English Cocker Spaniel Club of America (ECSCA) Health and Welfare Organization, and Great Pyrenees Club […]...

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APPA Employee Receives IAEE Rookie of the Year Award

Andy Darmohraj, executive vice president and COO of the American Pet Products Association (APPA), announced that Christopher Bonifati, attendee services coordinator at APPA, has received the 2017 IAEE Rookie of the Year Award. The Rookie of the Year Award recognizes excellent professional performance by an IAEE member with three or less years of full-time exhibitions […]...

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Las Vegas City Officials Repeal Pet Sale Ban

“The Las Vegas City Council voted to repeal a ban that would have prevented pet stores from selling dogs, cat and potbellied pigs that didn’t come from a rescue organization or animal care facility,” according to an article from Las Vegas Now. This decision is “great news” for all involved, according to a Pet Industry […]...

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Westminster Kennel Club, American Kennel Club Set to take Over NYC with Meet & Compete

The Westminster Kennel Club and American Kennel Club (AKC) present Meet & Compete, featuring the 5th Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster and AKC Meet the Breeds, brought to you by Purina Pro Plan. The joint event returns to New York City on Saturday, February 10 at piers 92 and 94. After a successful return […]...

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Focused Ultrasound Foundation Launches Veterinary Program

The Focused Ultrasound Foundation has launched a veterinary program to study focused ultrasound therapies for the treatment of animals. The initiative enables veterinary researchers to test state-of-the-art therapies in their patients, while collecting data necessary to accelerate the adoption of the technology for human applications. “Veterinary medicine can lag behind human medicine, leaving veterinarians frustrated […]...

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The NY Dog and Cat Film Festivals Scheduled for December

The NY Dog Film Festival and The NY Cat Film Festival are each a celebration of our love for dogs and cats, illustrated through film. Unlike internet video festivals, these programs are works of art, thoughtfully curated by pet wellness expert and champion, Tracie Hotchner. In 2015, the NY Dog Film Festival premiered to great […]...

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CATS & DOGS

Cats Feeding Cats for a Better Life Feline nutrition is a work in progress as scientists and researchers continue the quest to provide the right formulas to feed senior cats and also address the increasing problem of... Read More →
Dogs Bedtime and Beyond for Dogs A recent report called “Durable Dog and Cat Petcare Products in the U.S.” produced by Packaged Facts, a division of MarketResearch.com, cited pet beds to be the second largest category... Read More →

REPTILES & FISH

Reptiles Replicating Natural Habitats When examining what goes into a cage or enclosure, a major aspect is the substrate and caging material that comes with keeping a reptile. Substrate, as a general term, refers... Read More →
Fish Lovely Aquatic Livestock For those customers who are always on the lookout for something new, challenging and different, independent retailers have a unique advantage. The ability to stock specialty equipment and new types... Read More →

BIRDS & SMALL ANIMALS

Birds Play in the Bowl Game On the priority list of important SKUs, food and water receptacles are likely low. Typically included in a cage setup, they’re often plastic, flimsy and forgettable. But poor design and... Read More →
Small Animals Dollars and Scents Smell that? Perk up your nose and catch a whiff before it’s gone—it’s the fragrance of opportunity and lost profits heading out the door of your store because you didn’t... Read More →

NATURAL & GROOM/BOARD

Natural From Nature, For Fun By Eric Stenson Consumers are increasingly seeking products that are naturally made and responsibly sourced as well as that carry a minimal environmental footprint. In the pet realm, this not... Read More →
Groom/Board Value of In-Store Washing When it comes to self-service dog washing bays, you’re probably picturing the usual: a couple metal tubs with washing supplies tucked into the back corner of the store. And that... Read More →

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