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PACCC Releases New Testing Dates

The Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC) announced that the next available testing dates for pet care professionals to become a Certified Professional Animal Care Provider (CPACP), Manager (CPACM) or Operator (CPACO) will be March 24 – April 7, 2018.

Fluff & Tuff Launches Social Media Contest

Fluff & Tuff announced its first social media contest, which gives customers and retailers the chance to name the company’s new Sloth toy.

Supreme Petfoods Changes U.S. Marketing Strategy

Supreme Petfoods brought its USA sales and marketing functions in-house.

PetIQ Acquires VIP Petcare

The operator of pet store-based veterinary clinics is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of one of the industry's leading pet medication and wellness companies.

PetSmart to Carry Rachael Ray Nutrish Food

PetSmart and Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, manufacturer of the Rachael Ray Nutrish line of food and treats for pets, announced the launch of Nutrish at PetSmart.com and all of PetSmart’s 1,450-plus stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Einstein Pets Introduces Luau Time Treats

Einstein Pets will debut its new Luau Time dog treats at Global Pet Expo, which takes place March 21-23 in Orlando, Fla.

Zuke's Pet Nutrition and Merrick Pet Care Merge

Zuke’s Pet Nutrition and Merrick Pet Care merged as one organization in order to to better serve pet specialty and realize Zuke’s growth potential among pet parents and their active, healthy dogs.

Worldwise Acquires PetEgo

Worldwise, Inc. acquired PetEgo, LLC, a Chicago-based company that makes travel and lifestyle pet products.

HABRI Receives Honor from Healthline.com

The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) was chosen as one of the best animal therapy non-profits of the year by Healthline.com, one of the largest health information sites on the web.

Bentley's Pet Stuff Acquires Pet Mania

Bentley’s Pet Stuff acquired Pet Mania, a four-store chain in North Carolina.

Petland Honored by Entrepreneur Magazine

In Entrepreneur Magazine’s 39th Annual Franchise 500, Petland was ranked 209.

MiracleCorp Releases Two Horse Grooming Kits

Under its Hamilton brand, MiracleCorp introduced the Equine Basic and Deluxe Grooming Kits, which are designed to make grooming simple and convenient.

Radagast Pet Food Hires New Sales Manager

Radagast Pet Food, Inc., maker of Rad Cat Raw Diet, hired Amy Snell as its new western sales manager.

HABRI Publishes Therapy Dog Study

The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) announced the publication of a study exploring the impacts of therapy dog sessions on the welfare of the dogs involved.

Isle of Dogs Releases New Dental Chews

Isle of Dogs released nourish grain free, functional Dental Chews.

ZippyPaws Sells One Millionth Donutz Toy

ZippyPaws sold its one millionth Donutz toy on December 14, 2017, capping off a successful year for the company.

Pacific Bag, Inc. Expands Product Line

Pacific Bag, inc (PBi) expanded one of its most popular lines of packaging.

Iconic Paws to Make First Global Pet Expo Appearance

Iconic Paws Natural Products will be looking for retail partners at Global Pet Expo, which takes place March 20th-23rd in Orlando, Fla.

Pet Valu Raises Record Donations

In 2017, Pet Valu raised more than $2.56 million, besting its previous corporate giving record.

Vet Online Supply Releases Statement from New Chairman

Daniel Rushford, the new chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Vet Online Supply, issued a statement about the company for the New Year.
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