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Apr 17, 2024

American Pet Products Association Announces 2 Additions to Board of Directors

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) recently announced two new board members for 2024. Kevin Fick, former CEO and current board member of PetWise Brands, and Josh Patterson, vice president of sales North America for Vital Essentials, a Carnivore Meat Company brand, have joined APPA’s board of directors. “On behalf of the entire APPA board, I […]

Apr 12, 2024

FDA Alert: ADM Animal Nutrition Expands Recall to Include 17 Additional Lots of Feed Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reporting that ADM Animal Nutrition, a division of ADM, is expanding its recall earlier this year, to include the following additional products due to elevated levels of magnesium, sodium, calcium and/or phosphorus: Pen Pals Chicken Starter-Grower (Product Nos.70009AAA46 and 70009AAA44); Pen Pals Egg Maker Complete (Product No. […]

Apr 10, 2024

How the Best Places to Work List Will Help Your Pet Brand Gain Industry Recognition

For the third consecutive year, Pet Age will be recognizing the Best Places to Work in the Pet Industry, a program for companies that enables them to benchmark their organization, learn more about their employees and stand out in their communities as one of the best places to work. In a world of shrinking margins […]

Apr 2, 2024

FDA Alert: ADM Animal Nutrition Recalls Chicken, Swine, Cattle, Horse Feed After Animal Fatality

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reporting that ADM Animal Nutrition, based in Illinois, had recalled specific lots of its feed that may contain elevated levels of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium and chloride, which could harm chickens, pigs, cattle and horses. ADM Animal Nutrition, a division of ADM (NYSE: ADM), is recalling the […]

Mar 26, 2024

Salty Dawg Pet Salon + Bakery Mourns Passing of Co-Founder John Kanski

Salty Dawg Pet Salon + Bakery recently released the following statement on the passing of co-founder John Kanski: It is with deep sorrow that Salty Dawg Pet Salon + Bakery announces the passing of its esteemed co-founder and visionary leader, John Kanski. John’s untimely death is a profound loss to the company, its community, and all […]

Mar 25, 2024

APPA Strategic Insights Reports U.S. Pet Industry Reaches $147B in Sales in 2023

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) recently announced that the total U.S. pet industry expenditures reached $147 billion in 2023 and is forecasted to have solid year-over-year growth through 2030. The announcement came during Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s premier event, co-produced by APPA and the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA). The expenditures were released [[...]

Mar 19, 2024

Carnivore Meat Company Names Former Alphia Chief Strategist Heather Govea as CEO

Carnivore Meat Company, an ultra-premium freeze-dried and frozen raw pet food manufacturer, recently announced the appointment of Heather Govea as chief executive officer. Govea is exceptionally well-known in the industry for developing strong teams and driving high growth. She brings decades of pet food experience, having held previous leadership roles at Natural Balance, Del Monte/Big […]

Mar 13, 2024

Ron Coughlin Steps Down as Petco CEO, Mike Mohan Named Interim CEO

Petco Health and Wellness Company, Inc. has announced the company’s board of directors has appointed R. Michael Mohan to serve as interim chief executive officer, effective immediately. Ron Coughlin has stepped down as Petco’s chief executive officer, chairman and member of the board of directors. He will serve as an advisor to the board to […]

Mar 5, 2024

NASC Reports Publication of Landmark Safety Study of Cannabidiol Pet Products in Healthy Dogs

The National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) recently announced that Frontiers in Veterinary Science has published results from the first-of-its-kind peer-reviewed safety study of cannabidiol products in healthy dogs. In the study, different cannabinoids were well tolerated in healthy male and female dogs when dosed for 90 consecutive days with a 14-day recovery period. Based on the results [&h[...]

Mar 4, 2024

Mella Pet Care Secures Investment from Entrepreneur Mark Cuban on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’

Mella Pet Care, developers of connected pet health devices, last week appeared on ABC’s hit TV show “Shark Tank” and reached an investment deal with entrepreneur Mark Cuban.  The company pitched the Shark Tank investors on an ecosystem of health monitoring solutions for veterinarians and pet owners — including the first-ever noninvasive, accurate underarm thermometer […]

Mar 1, 2024

Innovation in Motion: Global Pet Expo to Showcase Pet Products, Services

Since 2005, Global Pet Expo has been a leading pet industry event that brings manufacturers, buyers, suppliers and distributors together to network and partner. Co-produced by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), the international event will be showcasing more than 1,000 exhibitors to experience “Innovation in Motion,” which is the t[...]

Mar 1, 2024

Nature’s Dynamic Duo: Cannabinoids, Mushrooms Play Important Roles in Pet Wellness

While many people have embraced medical marijuana for health ills, the concept of treating pets and zoo animals with cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is still in its early years. The New York Times recently published an article, Curing Animals with Cannabis, that tells the story of a captive elephant, Nidia, and the suffering she was […]