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Earth Animal Launches Line of Baked Cookies

Earth Animal debuted a new line of grain-free, sprout-based cookies for dogs.

Global Pet Expo is Sold Out

Global Pet Expo 2017 is officially sold out of all booth space making up the general show floor and special sections, according to American Pet Products Association (APPA) executive vice president and COO Andy Darmohraj.

EzyDog Raises Money for Idaho Shelter at Winter Carnival

EzyDog will fit racing dogs with the company’s Chest Plate Harness as they pull empty beer kegs to raise money.

BISSELL BarkBath Named a Kristen Levine "Pick of the Litter"

Pet living expert and consumer influencer Kristen Levine named the BISSELL BarkBath a 2017 Kristen Levine Pet Living “Pick of the Litter” product.

Lucy Pet Foundation Promotes World Spay Day on Hallmark Channel

Joey Herrick, founder of the Lucy Pet Foundation, and Dr. Karen Halligan, the foundation’s chief veterinary officer, will appear on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family Show on Feb. 24 and 27 to promote World Spay Day.

Bentley's Pet Stuff Opens 31 New Stores

Bentley’s Pet Stuff opened 31 new stores across five different states: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado and Illinois.

Pet Sustainability Coalition Launches Inaugural Impact Unleashed Event

This event will bring together minds in sustainability, both inside and outside the pet industry, to explore the opportunities, challenges and benefits of building sustainable businesses.

Manna Pro Products Acquires Espree

“Manna Pro’s acquisition of Espree is a natural expansion of our small/companion animal business that began just over a year ago when we acquired the Nutri-Vet line of health and wellness supplements,” said Manna Pro vice president of marketing, Beth Rogers.

Lucy Pet Products Releases Lucy Pet Formulas for Life

The recipes contain high quality proteins—like duck and wild-caught Alaskan salmon—a blend of quinoa, pumpkin and chickpeas for a balance of beneficial bacteria.

German Shepherd Wins Best in Westminster Dog Show, and Other Results

Rumor the German Shepherd won best in show at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.

J-Six Enterprises Acquires Perrigo Animal Health Facility

The facility features a variety of pet treat manufacturing capabilities, a tablet production line to produce pet supplements and vitamins, x-ray metal detection and nitrogen flush capability.

Pet Valu Runs Month-Long Kitty Litter Drive

Pet Valu is holding a month-long Kitty Litter Drive in February where customers can buy a bag of cat litter at participating Pet Valu stores and the store will donate it to local shelters caring for cats.

ADM Partners With U of Illinois for Companion Animal Research

ADM Animal Nutrition is teaming up with the University of Illinois Department of Animal Science to further develop and enhance ADM’s portfolio of pet food ingredients and premixes.

Retailer Excellence Awards Nomination Deadline Extended

Self-nominations are encouraged, as are nominations from manufacturers, distributors and other members of the industry.

Invisible Fence Brand Donates Pet Oxygen Masks to Fire Departments

Through its “Project Breathe Week” across Tennessee this week, Invisible Fence Brand will donate almost 200 pet oxygen masks to fire departments across the state.

TailsSpin Collects Supplies for Homeless Vets and Pets

TailsSpin Pet Food and Accessories and its parent company, Bentley’s Pet Stuff, collected much-needed supplies and food for homeless veterans and their pets in Savannah, Ga. and greater Chatham County with help from Animal Supply Company, the Border Pawtrol Disc Dog Team and VFW Post 660.

Vital Essentials Adds Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager

In response to the growth of the raw pet food category, Vital Essentials has increased its national sales force, now adding Charles Mehl as its Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager.

Shelter Population Study Released

Results of the study show progress in reducing the population of homeless pets, but could also signify an impending puppy shortage.

PLC Reports Availability of Shelter Dogs at an All-Time Low

The study was developed to determine how many dogs are entering shelters and what happens to them after they do. It found that shelters take in 5.5 million dogs and 2.6 million are adopted.

PIJAC Releases Statement on USDA Breeder Policy Change

PIJAC responded to a policy change by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to remove inspection reports and other documents from their website including personal information such as “regulatory correspondence, research facility reports and enforcement records that have not received final adjudication.”
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