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The continued evolution of the pet industry distributor landscape is having a significant impact on the way suppliers call on their retailer customers.

The Next 30 Days

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council's new leader is committed to fighting for the rights of the pet trade and pet owners in the face of threats from overzealous regulation.

Labors of Love

Whether it is through the TropiClean brand they built as a family or their many charitable endeavors, the Kassebaums have devoted their lives to helping pets and people, says president of sales Derrik Kassebaum.

The Formula for Happy Dogs

Victoria Chuidian, sales manager for Okinawan Happy Dogs, discusses how the right natural health supplements can improve the wellbeing of canines in any life stage.

A History of Health

Janis Gianforte, president of NUPRO Pet Supplements, discusses why the company has been able to keep pets happy and healthy for a quarter of a century.

A Call to Action

A number of trade organizations, companies and individuals are coming together to ensure the health of the pet industry by joining the Pet Leadership Council.

First Responders

Susie Wuollett, president of Protégé Biomedical, LLC, discusses how the company is stepping up to meet the growing demand for pet first-aid products.

Countdown to Election Day

By truly understanding the positions of various candidates and taking action to help put the right people in office, pet retailers can help make sure their best interests are represented in government.

Give a Little Bit

Five pet specialty retailers explain how they work to make a difference in their communities.

Purely Good

David Yaskulka, vice president of marketing communications for Halo, Purely for Pets, discusses how the company strives to produce the highest-quality pet diets while helping homeless animals across the country.

The Raw Truth

Patricia Greene, founder and CEO of Raw Bistro Pet Fare, discusses why not all raw food and treats are equal.

Fueling Success

Chris Meiering, marketing director for Zuke's, discusses how his company is helping retailers succeed in the increasingly segmented pet treat category.

Wild & Dangerous Regulation

A new regulatory board in West Virginia threatens to outlaw common pets like gerbils, hamsters and salamanders.

Chew on This

Suzanne Madenis, marketing executive for Jones Natural Chews Co., discusses how the company is adding value to the popular meat-based treats and chews category.

Halftime Analysis

During the first six months of 2014, state-level lawmakers were quite busy in advancing legislation that will inevitably impact pet stores within their jurisdiction.

Passion for P.L.A.Y.

Deborah Feng, co-founder and director of sales and operations for P.L.A.Y., Inc., discusses how the company stays at the forefront of the eco-friendly trend with affordable, high-quality products that are good for pets and the environment.

Wellness in the Bowl

Dogswell's Brad Armistead, vice president of marketing and innovation, discusses how the company's nutritional products appeal to pet palates while ensuring optimal health.

A Flair for the Exotic

Ahdee Abramson, president of Pet Ventures, Inc., says that pet owners are becoming more adventurous in the types of treats and chews they feed their animal companions.

A Lesson that Hits Home

The Pets in the Classroom program is not only helping kids to be more engaged in school, it is driving increased pet ownership in the home.

Elevating the Conversation

The high-level executives who attended the third-annual Pet Industry's Top2Top Conference in April found the event to be a valuable platform to discuss the various issues facing all segments of the trade.
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