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Worldwise Receives Growth Equity Investment

Worldwise, Inc. received a significant minority investment from consumer products-focused investment firm VisioCap, LLC.

Skout's Honor Releases Grooming Line

Skout’s Honor has a new Probiotic Skin Care line for pets.

Wag N' Wash Makes Franchise 500 List

Wag N’ Wash Natural Food & Bakery – a full-line specialty retail and grooming center for cats and dogs – received the No. 465 spot on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 39th annual Franchise 500 list.

EzyDog Reveals Success of Holiday Giving Campaign

During its 12 Dog Days of Giving campaign, EzyDog donated more than $7,500 worth of products to shelters and organizations across the United States.

Treatibles Partners with Phillips Pet Food & Supplies

Treatibles entered into a national distribution agreement with Phillips Pet Food & Supplies.

Phyto Animal Health Enters Pet Hemp Market

Medical Marijuana, Inc. the first-ever publicly traded cannabis company in the United States, established a new subsidiary, Phyto Animal Health.

True Leaf Medicine Raises Equity Financing

True Leaf Medicine International Ltd. raised $10 million (CAD) through a Regulation A+ public equity offering, two months after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) qualified its offering statement.

TDBBS Names New CEO

TDBBS, LLC appointed Tim Hassett as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Retailers Can Partner with iHeartDogs.com

iHeartDogs.com revealed the company’s plans to open exclusive products to select retailers in 2018.

AKC Honors Canines with Paw of Courage Award

The American Kennel Club (AKC), the world’s largest purebred dog registry, announced the recipients of the first 2018 AKC Paw of Courage awards to show appreciation for the working canines that put their lives on the line every day to keep communities safe.

Supplement May Lower Risk of Urinary Stones in Pets

A recent health study found that Tripsy, a veterinarian-formulated, 100 percent herbal supplement, might be beneficial in lowering the risk of urinary stones in cats and dogs.

KCAHC is Accepting Nominations for the Iron Paw Award

The Kansas City Animal Health Corridor (KCAHC) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Iron Paw award.

PACCC Releases New Testing Dates

The Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC) announced that the next available testing dates for pet care professionals to become a Certified Professional Animal Care Provider (CPACP), Manager (CPACM) or Operator (CPACO) will be March 24 – April 7, 2018.

Fluff & Tuff Launches Social Media Contest

Fluff & Tuff announced its first social media contest, which gives customers and retailers the chance to name the company’s new Sloth toy.

Supreme Petfoods Changes U.S. Marketing Strategy

Supreme Petfoods brought its USA sales and marketing functions in-house.

PetIQ Acquires VIP Petcare

The operator of pet store-based veterinary clinics is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of one of the industry's leading pet medication and wellness companies.

PetSmart to Carry Rachael Ray Nutrish Food

PetSmart and Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, manufacturer of the Rachael Ray Nutrish line of food and treats for pets, announced the launch of Nutrish at PetSmart.com and all of PetSmart’s 1,450-plus stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Einstein Pets Introduces Luau Time Treats

Einstein Pets will debut its new Luau Time dog treats at Global Pet Expo, which takes place March 21-23 in Orlando, Fla.

Zuke's Pet Nutrition and Merrick Pet Care Merge

Zuke’s Pet Nutrition and Merrick Pet Care merged as one organization in order to to better serve pet specialty and realize Zuke’s growth potential among pet parents and their active, healthy dogs.

Worldwise Acquires PetEgo

Worldwise, Inc. acquired PetEgo, LLC, a Chicago-based company that makes travel and lifestyle pet products.
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