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Isle of Dogs Presents New Food Line

Isle of Dogs introduced Isle of Dogs nourish, a premium 90 percent meat, grain-free dog and cat food.

PetSmart Opens 1,600th Store

PetSmart’s 1,600th store opened in El Paso, Texas last week.

Fetch for Pets to Distribute Durkha Canine Chews

Fetch for Pets signed on as the exclusive distributor of Durkha Canine Chews and will be launching the line at Global Pet Expo in March 2018.

Bravo Pet Foods Has New VP of Sales

Bravo Pet Foods promoted Melissa Van Vactor to vice president of sales.

Fortipet Enters Pet Nutrition Market

Fortipet Farm to Pet Health Alternatives is a new company in the pet nutrition industry that has embraced the farm to pet movement.

Bentley's Pet Stuff Opens 86th Location

Bentley’s Pet Stuff acquired Natural Pet Market in Wheaton, Ill.

The Pet Food Institute Releases New Web Resource

The Pet Food Institute (PFI) launched a new series of interactive infographics showing the ways the key nutrients found in a complete and balanced dog food recipe help pets.

Pet Supplements Get Formula Update

Dr. King’s Natural Pet Pharmaceuticals (NPP) now uses a new, plant-based, natural preservative in its line of pet supplements.

SPINS Appoints New Pet Channel Director

Amy Kerr will serve as director of business development for SPINS’ pet channel.

PetSmart Expands Pricing, Promotions Weapons

The company is adopting a full suite of data-driven solutions from Austin, Texas-based retail technology firm Revionics.

Pet Angel Brush Makes Television Appearance

Podium Pet Products’ Pet Angel pet brush was featured on the British version of The Apprentice, which is shown on BBC1.

Annamaet Launches New Cat Food

Annamaet Petfoods released a new food formula, Feline Sustain No. 29, on November 21st.

PIJAC Applauds Repeal of Las Vegas Pet Sale Ban

Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) expressed approval of the Las Vegas City Council’s decision to repeal a citywide pet sale ban.

Petra Industries to Distribute iFetch Products

Petra Industries, a distributor of consumer electronics, will now offer iFetch's award-winning line of automatic ball launchers and accessories.

Pet Care Trust Appoints New Board Member

Scott Rabe, director of marketing for Central Aquatics, has been appointed to the Pet Care Trust Board.

APPA Staff Member Receives IAEE Award

Andy Darmohraj, executive vice president and COO of the American Pet Products Association (APPA), announced that Christopher Bonifati, attendee services coordinator at APPA, received the 2017 Rookie of the Year Award from the International Association of Exhibition and Events (IAEE).

Ello Pet Supply Will Distribute Kung Fu Kitty Toy Line

Ello Pet Supply is now distributing WAP Products’ USA-made cat toy line, Kung Fu Kitty.

PACCC Releases Application for Continuing Education Credits

The Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC) has released the application for pet care education providers to have their courses, programs or workshops approved for continuing education credits for PACCC certified pet care professionals.

Planet Dog Partners with Canopy by Hilton

Planet Dog has partnered with Canopy by Hilton, Hilton’s lifestyle hotel brand, to launch Paws in the Neighborhood.

Petco Acquires PupBox

Petco acquired PupBox, a puppy- and life stage-focused subscription service company.
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