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Natural Pet to Distribute Boo Boo’s Best in Ontario, Canada

Natural Pet Distributors will distribute Boo Boo’s Best's new line of boosters! Training Treats, Food Toppers and Single-Ingredient Treats in Ontario, Canada effective immediately.

Jolly Pets/Horsemen’s Pride Implements MIAP Policy

Jolly Pets/Horsemen’s Pride has adopted a Minimum Internet Advertised Pricing (MIAP) policy for the benefit of its dealers and to ensure its reputation with consumers for producing high quality products.

First Annual Pet Anxiety Awareness Week Launches June 25, 2017

June 25, 2017 marks the launch of the first annual Pet Anxiety Awareness Week (PAAW), developed by Kristen Levine Pet Living to educate the pet-loving public about fear, anxiety and stress (FAS) in dogs and cats.

Platinum Pets Raises Money for Veterans Organization

Platinum Pets employees, their friends and family donned running shoes Memorial Day weekend to raise money for Northwest Battle Buddies, a local nonprofit dedicated to helping veterans by giving them service dogs.

VetWorthy President Re-elected to NASC Board

VetWorthy, an animal health and wellness company, announced that its owner and president, Chuck Francis, was re-elected as a board member by the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC).

Sentiments, Inc. Launches a New Series of Disney and Marvel Pet Products

Sentiments, Inc. is launching a new series of Disney and Marvel-inspired pet products.

Einstein Pets Introduces Minimum Advertised Price Policy

Einstein Pets is introducing a Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy for its premium dog treats.

World Pet Association Announces Good Works Social Media Contest for SuperZoo 2017

Following the success of last year’s Good Works social media contest, World Pet Association (WPA), the producers of SuperZoo have announced that the contest will run once again in 2017.

Essex Topcrop Sells Pet Specialty Distribution to Leis Pet

Essex Topcrop announced that it has sold the pet specialty distribution portion of its business to Leis Pet Distributing Inc. of Wellesley, Ontario.

EcoSMART Announces New Pet Grooming Product Line

Kittrich Corporation, manufacturers of a variety of houseware brands, announced the launch of a premium line of pet grooming products by their EcoSMART brand.

World Pet Association Announces SuperZoo 2018 Venue and Timing

World Pet Association (WPA), the producers of SuperZoo, North America’s leading pet retail trade exposition and conference, announced that, for 2018, the event will return to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, and will take place from Tuesday, June 26 through Thursday, June 28, with conference sessions held Monday, June 25 through Wednesday, June 27.

Application is Open for Purina’s 2017 Pet Care Innovation Prize Competition

After a successful turnout in 2016, The Pet Care Innovation Prize (PCIP) is back this year with new benefits for pet care entrepreneurs.

Woofables Acquires New England Dog Biscuit Business

Woofables Gourmet Dog Biscuit Bakery announced the purchase of Taxi’s Dog Bakery, a well-established dog biscuit business based in Western Massachusetts.

Ruffwear Announces New Distributor in Mexico

Ruffwear, a performance dog gear company, has partnered with Outdog.mx to manage distribution in Mexico.

American Pet Products Association Recognized by New York Society of Association Executives

American Pet Products Association (APPA) Executive Vice President and COO Andrew Darmohraj announced today that the Association has been recognized by the New York Society of Association Executives (NYSAE) with The Digital Excellence Award for visionary innovation in use of digital technology to advance APPA’s mission.

Kurgo Recognized as One of Inc. Magazine’s “Best Workplaces”

Gordie Spater, Kurgo Co-Founder, is pleased to announced that the company has been named to Inc. magazine’s 2017 “Best Workplaces” list, which recognizes companies that have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement and stellar benefits.

Radagast Pet Food Announces New Look for Rad Cat

Radagast Pet Food, Inc. came out with a new, modern style for the Rad Cat line of frozen, raw cat food.

FasTrax Solutions to Offer Digital Signage Deal at SuperZoo

FasTrax Solutions has entered the pet industry by offering retailers the opportunity to utilize digital signage in their stores.

ICDevents Launches Pet Connections Expo in Pennsylvania

International Conference Development, LLC (ICDevents) will host the 2017 Pet Connections Expo on October 3-4 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

French/West/Vaughan Senior Vice President Appointed to Two Leading Pet/Veterinary Industry Groups

French/West/Vaughan (FWV), one of the nation’s largest independently-owned public relations, advertising and digital marketing agencies, announced that its Pet & Veterinary Practice’s Senior Vice President, Kristen Levine, has been appointed to two leading industry groups: the BluePearl Clinical Trial Review Board and the Fear Free Advisory Group.
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