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Check out the 10 most-read pet industry stories of 2011


Here are the stories PetProductNews.com visitors found to be the most interesting in 2011.

Global Best New Products

10. Global Pet Expo Attendees Name Best New Products
Attendees at Global Pet Expo, held March 15 to 17 in Orlando, Fla., have selected this year’s best new product winners...Read more >>

 

Frontline Plus

9. More Frontline Plus Generics to Exit Market Due to Patent Issues
In a move that will apparently remove most Frontline Plus generics (fipronil-methoprene combinations) from the market, Sergeant’s Pet Care Products Inc. of Omaha, Neb., plans to voluntarily remove its various products, citing patent infringement...Read more >>

 

Petco acquisition

8. Petco Acquires Complete Petmart Chain
Petco reported today that it has acquired all the assets of Ohio-based pet specialty chain Complete Petmart. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed...
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Petarmor Plus

7. Court Bars Sale of Petarmor Plus in Merial Case
The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia today ruled that Merial Ltd.’s U.S. patent on Frontline Plus is valid and that PetArmor Plus products infringe on the patent...
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Natura class action settelment

6. Federal Court Grants Preliminary Approval of Natura Class Action Settlement
A federal court judge has preliminarily approved a $2.15 million settlement to a class action lawsuit against Natura Pet Products that alleges the manufacturer misrepresented the quality of its pet food...Read more >>

 

Pet industry spending

5. Pet Industry Spending Tops $48 Billion in 2010
The pet industry continues to perform as recession resistant, according to the American Pet Products Association, which released its 2010 Pet Industry Spending Figures today. Overall spending in the pet industry grew by 6.2 percent from $45.53 billion in 2009 to $48.35 billion in 2010...Read more >>

 

25 to Watch

4. 25 to Watch in 2011
The pet industry is always changing, and after 2010’s contentious midterm elections, continuing economic tumult, and the specter of anti-pet legislation, we felt a look forward to 2011 was in order. Here’s our list of who to watch in the coming year. Read more >>

 

Dog food

3. Consumer Reports Urges Pet Owners to Forgo Premium Pet Food, Shop for Vet Services
In its latest issue, which hits newsstands today, Consumer Reports magazine offers pet owners several ways to save money. Among the recommendations: skip premium pet food, frequent big box stores and shop around for vet services...Read more >>

 

FDA

2. FDA Recommends Caution on Shampoo
The Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine is alerting veterinarians and pet owners to use caution with the use of Douxo Seborrhea Shampoo (0.1% phytosphingosine), distributed by Sogeval Laboratories, Inc. of Coppell, Texas. Read more >>

 

Recall

1. Aflatoxin Prompts Third Dog Food Recall in a Week
Advanced Animal Nutrition recalled several lots of its dry Dog Power Dog Food due to aflatoxin levels above the acceptable limit...
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