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Dec 12, 2023

Phil Klein, Alternative Petcare Advocate & Co-Founder of Whiskers Holistic Petcare, Dies at 81

Press release: Whiskers Holistic Petcare Phil Klein, co-owner of Whiskers Holistic Petcare, passed away the morning of November 24 at home in his sleep. He was 81. Since the pandemic he had not been physically present in the store as, eight years prior, he suffered a massive heart attack, making him very high risk should he […]

Dec 4, 2023

U.S. Pet Spending by Generation: Gen Xers Spend Most, Millennials Grow Stronger

According to John Gibbons, the Pet Business Professor, Americans spent $102.71 billion on their companion animals in 2022, 1.05 percent of $9.79 trillion in total expenditures. Pet spending was up $2.73 billion (+2.7 percent), much less than the $16.23 billion in 2021. In 2020 consumers focused on the necessary segments, food and veterinary, including a food […]

Dec 1, 2023

Antelope Announces Acquisition of My Perfect Pet, Expands Suite of Pet Wellness Offerings

Press release: Antelope Antelope, a leading provider of high-quality pet care products and services, recently announced the successful acquisition of My Perfect Pet, the original gently cooked dog and cat food brand founded in 2007 by Karen Neola. Together with Antelope, the goal at My Perfect Pet is to ensure that customers are receiving only the best […]

Nov 29, 2023

American Pet Products Association Inks Deal to Acquire The Pet Summit

Press release: APPA The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is pleased to announce it has acquired The Pet Summit, an educational conference and online platform dedicated to bringing together pet industry stakeholders. The deal comes at a time when APPA is looking to advance its member offerings and diversify the association’s services. Founded by pet […]

Nov 20, 2023

October Update: Petflation Drops to +5.2% vs 2022, Remains Above National CPI

While inflation is slowing, it is still a concern. According to John Gibbons, the Pet Business Professor, the huge year-over-year (YOY) increases in the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) peaked in June 2022 at 9.1 percent then began to slow until turning up in July and August 2023. In October prices dropped 0.04 percent from September and […]

Nov 17, 2023

FDA Report: TFP Nutrition Expands Recall of Pet Foods Manufactured in Nacogdoches, TX Facility

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reporting that TFP Nutrition is expanding its voluntary recall that was initiated to include all dry dog, dry cat, and catfish formulas manufactured in their Nacogdoches, Texas, facility. The recall of these production codes is being conducted due to the potential for Salmonella contamination. Individuals handling dry pet […]

Nov 9, 2023

Mid America Pet Food Expands Recall of Dog, Cat Food Products Due to Possible Health Risk

Press release: Mid America Pet Food Mid America Pet Food of Mount Pleasant, Texas, is expanding its October 30, 2023, voluntary recall to include additional pet food products, with Best By Dates before 10/31/24, made at its Mount Pleasant facility, due to the products’ potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products, and there […]

Nov 6, 2023

Central Garden & Pet Acquires Pet Treat Company TDBBS, Strengthens Digital Capabilities

Press release: Central Garden & Pet Central Garden & Pet, a market leader in the Pet and Garden industries, announced today that it has acquired TDBBS, LLC from Bregal Partners. Based in Richmond, Virginia, TDBBS is a provider of premium natural dog chews and treats. The addition of TDBBS will expand Central’s portfolio with bully […]

Nov 1, 2023

Celebrating Certifications: What These Credentials Mean for the Pet Industry

By now, you’ve seen a variety of different emblems on product packages, labels and promotional items. More brands than ever are making certifications a part of their mission of transparency, which is a popular strategy to connect with consumers. Pet Age recently contacted several members of the pet care community to learn more about a […]

Nov 1, 2023

The Power 50: Recognizing the Industry’s Leading Pet Product Manufacturers

As 2023 draws to a close, the pet care industry remains a fast-changing one that continues to experience a great deal of success. After the first two years shining the light on individual members of the pet industry, we are excited to continue the Pet Age Power 50 program with the third annual list focusing […]

Nov 1, 2023

Aging Gracefully: Senior Pets Benefit From Proper Diet, Mental Stimulation

Though all pets age, there is a great deal of variety across the lifespans of popular domesticated species. The point at which a companion animal becomes “aged” varies across species as well as on an animal’s physical characteristics — for example, a dog’s size. A larger 6-year-old dog might be more aged than a small 6-year-old […]

Oct 17, 2023

September 2023 Update: Petflation Drops Again vs 2022, Pet Food Prices Rise

While inflation is slowing, it is still a concern. The huge year-over-year (YOY) increases in the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) peaked in June 2022 at 9.1 percent then began to slow until turning up in July and August 2023. In September prices grew 0.2 percent from August but the CPI remained stable at +3.7 […]