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November 2014
Just Keep Swimming

Ambition, drive and, perhaps most importantly, passion are all hallmarks of the entrepreneurial spirit that propels so many pet specialty…
 
 
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Lincoln Bark has launched a new, more interactive website, lincolnbark.com. The website features a store mapper, blog, social media links, and an easier shopping experience for consumers and retailers.With all three lines of the company's 100-percent natural, chia powered dog treats being sold in hundreds of stores across the nation,…
In advance of the holidays, pet travel product manufacturer Sleepypod has released a video with tips and tricks to prepare a pet for travel. In the "Pet Travel Safety Begins With Training," video, dog safety expert Melanie Monteiro provides tips for making a trip with a pet safer and less…
More than 4,800 guests attended the second-annual Aquatic Experience – Chicago, which was hosted by the World Pet Association (WPA) Nov. 7-9 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg,Ill. A total of 125 exhibitors—an increase of 52 percent over 2013—showcased the latest in aquatic trends and products alongside local…
Petco has entered into an agreement to acquire Drs. Foster and Smith, a leading veterinary-owned online pet supply company. The combination will unite one of the largest pet specialty retailers with one of the largest online pet retailers in the country. The acquisition, in which Drs. Foster and Smith is…
NutriSource Pet Foods, a super-premium dog and cat food line manufactured by Tuffy’s Pet Foods, has re-designed its website, nutrisourcepetfoods.com, to help retailers guide consumers’ food-purchasing decisions. To provide retailers information they need in order to recommend a customized diet focused on meeting pets’ needs, the website lists all recipes’…
Paras Pets, makers of Milkotein Dog Chew Bars and Wonder Bites, will donate 10 percent of sales on all of its products to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). The donation will help the ASPCA in propagating awareness on preventing animal cruelty.  The company is…
Coastal Pet Products has added new items to its Rascals Dog Fleece and Rope toy collections. The expanded line features new colors and shapes in fleece. Perfect for cuddling, the fleece dog toys soothe and calm canines. The toys are available in two-toned soft fleece. The expanded rope line offers…
ForeverLawn has improved its K9Grass synthetic grass designed specifically for dogs. The product update features a re-engineered blade structure and color, which enhances its resilience and durability, in addition to providing some cooling effects. Boarding facilities, pet resorts, vet clinics, dog parks and residential yards use K9Grass. “We are continuously…
Pioneer Pet Products raised money for Kitty Bungalow-Charm School for Wayward Cats through its sponsorship of the Los Angeles Feline Film Festival, which was held in September. The event celebrated cats, and featured celebrity cat appearances, musical performances and cat videos.   Through a small donation, attendees could leave the event…
The Pet Care Trust has appointed Kemba L. Marshall, DVM, BDABVP (Avian) of PetSmart as its newly elected president. Brent Weinmann of Vitakraft-Sunseed previously held the president position. As president, Dr. Marshall will help extend the reach of the Pets in the Classroom program.“I want to convey the positive influence…
Ruff Rider Technology, manufacturer of Roadie Canine Vehicle Safety Harness Restraint System products, has partnered with Jack Drasner of Pet Results in Sales and Marketing (PRISM). Drasner will help lead Ruff Rider’s North American sales efforts in the pet specialty channel. “As Ruff Rider expands our distribution into the pet…
Raleigh, N.C.-based RunningK9.com will distribute Sweden-made K9 Competition grooming products. K9 Competition products include natural ingredients like 100-percent-certified pure aloe vera and d-panthenol (vitamin B5). All of the company’s products have a calming effect on sensitive skin and scalp. The active ingredients nourish and moisturize for optimized coat quality. The…

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