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Holistic Health Extension Debuts Line of Grain Free Cat Cans

The all-natural recipes contain whole food ingredients and high-quality protein sources like chicken, tuna or tilapia, plus ingredients like apple cider vinegar and coconut oil.

Phillips Pet Food and Supplies Purchases Northwind Distributing

The acquisition allows Phillips to expand their existing customer and brand portfolio presence in Montana, Idaho and Utah.

Global Pet Expo Recognized by Trade Show Executive as "Gold 100"

Global Pet Expo was named “Gold 100” by Trade Show Executive, an honor given to the 100 largest shows that “set the gold standard” for the trade show industry.

Healthy Spot Raises More Than $111,000 for Pet Rescues

Healthy Spot announced its 2017 Rescue Spot partners—the 11 pet rescues throughout Los Angeles and Orange County who will benefit from the $111,600 raised over the past year as part of the company's philanthropic efforts.

McCann Pet Group Hires Senior Product and Media Manager

Sarah Cribari has joined McCann Pet Group as its new senior product and media manager.

The Pet Care Trust Hires New President and Board Members

The Pet Care Trust appointed Rand Kollman of Koller Enterprises as president, Michael Lasky of Schiaffino, Lasky & Associates, Inc. as vice president and Chris Clevers of Hikari Sales USA, Inc. as secretary treasurer.

WellPet Names Camelle Kent as CEO

Kent succeeds Tim Callahan who was appointed CEO and president at Berwind, the company that owns WellPet.

Wahl Renews Sponsorship of College Grooming Program

For the second year in a row, Wahl Clipper Corporation will be a gold level sponsor for Animal Behavior College’s (ABC) Grooming Instruction Program (GIP).

Noah's Bark Launches Line of Dog Biscuits

Noah’s Bark is a new line of all-natural dog biscuits made from healthy, lean proteins such as chicken, beef and peanut protein blends.

PIJAC Hires New Director of Communications and Public Affairs

In his role at PIJAC, Dustin Siggins will work with reporters, editors, producers and others in the press to communicate PIJAC’s representation of the pet industry.

TailsSpin Helps Elementary School Win Blue Ribbon Award

TailsSpin Pet Food & Accessories has been a business partner and school council member of Jacob G. Smith Elementary School in Savannah, Ga. for the past six years.

Tatsuya Suto Named New President of The Hartz Mountain Corporation

Suto succeeds Gumpei Futagami who will remain at the company as executive chairman and continues in his role as vice chief executive officer of Unicharm Corporation, the majority owner of Hartz.

Oxbow Animal Health Names 2016 Rescue Grant Recipients

The eight recipient organizations will receive funding totaling nearly $20,000 for a variety of projects and programs that benefit the welfare of small animals throughout North America.

Pet Palette Promotes Independent Sales Rep to National Account Manager

Kevin Davis' primarily responsibility will be building and maintaining relationships with retailers throughout the North American market.

Hyper Pet Executive Vice President Promoted to CEO

Blurton has worked for almost 30 years with brands such as Royal Canin and Mars.

Atlanta Pet Fair Social Media Contest Offers Free Classes

The winner will receive $400 worth of free education at the Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference.

Natalie Murawski Joins Matrix Partners as Graphic Designer

Matrix Partners announced its newest member of the firm’s multimedia creative department Natalie Murawski.

Holistic Health Extension Pet Care Revamps Treat Packaging

Holistic Health Extension Pet Care's line of grain-free dog treats has been redesigned to convey the “pets-first” philosophy behind all of their products.

Worldwise Extends Partnership With kathy ireland Worldwise

Worldwise extended its partnership with lifestyle design firm kathy ireland Worldwide (kiWW) for five additional years.

True Leaf Acquires OregaPet

True Leaf Pet has signed a binding letter of intent to purchase the assets and intellectual property of OregaPet—a Canadian brand of medicinal products for pets.
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