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by Maria Lange on Dec 29, 2014
“Would you serve your family something called “meat” for dinner? And for dessert, would you offer a dish named just “pie”—a crust with bland, generic filling?As we know, today’s pet owners want to give their dogs and cats all of the amenities that they themselves enjoy, which explains why flavored pet foods are surging in popularity. The days of selling pet dinners as “Original Flavor” or “Classic Recipe” are over. In the new pet marketplace,…”

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by Mark Kalaygian on Dec 1, 2014
“When Bob Vetere took on the role of executive director of the American Pet Products Association (APPA) in 2002, it was still called the American Pet Product Manufacturers Association—a difference that may seem simple on the surface, but speaks volumes about the direction in which he has led the organization.…”
by Jennifer Boncy on Dec 1, 2014
“Whether it is a 750-mile journey to a seaside resort or a short-trip to grandma’s house one town away, today’s pets are on the go more than ever. Pet excursions are no longer limited to yearly visits to the vet or monthly trips to the groomer, as people increasingly include…”
by Steve King on Dec 1, 2014
“In June 2014, the Pet Care Trust’s (PCT) Pets in the Classroom program concluded the most successful school year in its four-year history. More than 17,000 grants were awarded to teachers in grades pre-K through eight to obtain a classroom pet and the supplies needed to properly care for the…”
by Rebekah Milford on Dec 1, 2014
“Another Election Day is here and gone, and by now, everyone is well aware of the election’s impact on the make-up of Congress. But all politics are local, and the races that matter most to those of us in the pet industry are those that decide the composition of our…”