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PetPace, a wearable smart collar for dogs and cats, now is available in the United Kingdom. more>>
Guardians of Rescue, an animal rescue organization in Smithtown, N.Y., announced a new chapter, Paws for War, in Highland, N.Y. more>>
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) of Schaumburg, Ill., is calling on all pet owners to submit their nominations for America’s Favorite Veterinarian. more>>
Off-leash dog parks are the fastest-growing segment of urban parkland in the U.S., according to 2015 City Park Facts. more>>
Merrick Pet Care is donating $25,000 in Merrick pet food—nearly 50,000 meals—to local pet shelters and animal rescues as part of its "Merrick’s Homeruns for Shelters” campaign held this spring in conjunction with the start of baseball season. more>>
The Federal Trade Commission has cleared Roark Capital Partners, a private equity firm in Atlanta, to buy Pet Supermarket, based in Sunrise, Fla., reported Florida’s Sun Sentinel. more>>
Canadian pet owners, represented by Paliare, Roland, Rosenberg, Rothstein LLP, a Toronto law firm, have filed a class-action lawsuit against Nestlé Purina Petcare Canada, alleging its Beneful dry dog food contains substances that are harmful to dogs. more>>
Natural Pawz pet supply and grooming chain based in Houston, ushered in National Pet Day on April 11 by donating 100,000 pounds of dog food to local animal shelters and rescue groups, purportedly setting a new record for the largest pet food donation in the city’s history. more>>
Following a two-week voluntary closure of Pooch Hotels in the Chicago area due to reported instances of canine influenza virus (CIV), Petco announced it will reopen, in a limited capacity, two Pooch Hotels today. more>>
The canine flu epidemic sweeping Chicago is showing no signs of slowing. more>>
Plato Pet Treats, a Fresno, Calif., natural pet treat supplier, has expanded its North American sales force to keep pace with growing consumer and retail demand, according to the company. more>>
The tradeshow industry, of which SuperZoo and Global Pet Expo are part, recorded moderate growth in 2014. more>>
Brakke Consulting Inc. and Trone Brand Energy have published a new report documenting changes in buying behaviors of pet owners when it comes to pet pharmaceuticals. more>>
BH Pet Gear, which designs and manufactures a variety of pet products, including dog apparel, dog beds, leashes, collars, harnesses, bowls and toys, hired Deborah Viney as the company’s dedicated account executive. more>>
Pet Food Experts (PFE), a pet food distributor to 28 states, has parted ways with Nestlé Purina PetCare in New York and New England, ending a 10-year distribution relationship with the St. Louis-based pet food, pet treat and cat litter manufacturer. more>>
Animal Supply Co. (ASC) announced that it has acquired the assets of Coast Pet Distributors headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif. more>>
Packaged Facts research director David Sprinkle will present on "Form and Function Trends in Pet Treats” at this year’s Petfood Forum conference. more>>
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration withdrew approval for Antizol-Vet, an antidote for antifreeze poisoning in dogs available through veterinarians, at the request of the drug’s sponsor, Paladin Labs (USA) Inc. more>>
America’s Family Pet Expo, held April 10-12 at the Orange County Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., drew thousands of attendees from Orange County and beyond. more>>
New York-based Pet Acoustics Inc. has developed the Ultra Calmer collar device to help dogs with anxious behaviors. more>>
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