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New Leadership, Same Mission

Mike Bober, the new president and CEO of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, discusses how the organization will continue to address the legislative and regulatory challenges facing the pet industry.

A Better Way to Fly

Neil Werde, managing director of canine development for Worldwise, Inc., explains how the company’s Guaranteed On Board program ensures fewer hassles for traveling pet owners.

Committed to Quality

Mike Thomas, vice president of development for QT Dog, explains how the company has become an important player in the dog treats and chews category while maintaining its position as a leading innovator of pet bowls and feeders.

Mammoth Success with Toys

Mark Pasco, vice president of sales for Mammoth Pet Products, discusses how the company’s attention to detail when manufacturing its toys is helping to keep pets healthy and retailers profitable.

A Precious Ally

The wide range of solution-oriented litters produced by Precious Cat, Inc., are designed to help cat owners address a number of issues, including inappropriate elimination, says Gina Zaro, marketing director.

Marking an Opportunity

Brad Specter, president of Natures Pillows, Inc., discusses how pet stores can effectively compete with mass and grocery retailers in the stain and odor category.

A Future SO Bright…

Tyler Thielmann, director of marketing for SO Bright Natural Pet Products, discusses how his company is evolving from a private-label manufacturer to a cutting-edge pet treat brand.

Boosting Pet Adoptions by the Bay

Michael Levy, co-owner of Pet Food Express, discusses how his retail chain has been able to help drive pet adoptions and educate pet owners by taking on a vital role in organizing the annual Bay Area Pet Fair.

Felines Front and Center

Pet specialty retailers have a big opportunity to cater to underserved cat owners in the raw food category, says Tracey Hatch-Rizzi, vice president and co-founder of Radagast Pet Food, Inc.

Maximizing Healthy Nutrition

Marilyn Chambliss McElroy, associate product manager for Nutramax Laboratories, Inc., discusses why the company’s commitment to research and quality sets it apart from other supplement manufacturers.

Dressed for Success

Erin Breig, director of Rubie’s Pet Shop Boutique (A Division of Rubie’s Costume Company, Inc.), provides retailers with valuable advice on how to drive sales in the pet costume category.

A Fruitful Approach

David DeLorenzo, president of Vetscience LLC/Fruitables Pet Food, discusses his company’s approach to developing wholesome treats that effectively address common health issues in pets.
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