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The next Backer’s Total Pet Expo is scheduled for Sept. 19 to 21 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in suburban Chicago. more>>
Four proposed laws scheduled to go before a New York City committee on April 30 would impose unreasonable burdens on pet stores, PIJAC argues. more>>
Individuals or groups may walk anytime June 22, pledge money and ask friends and family members to contribute to the cause. more>>
Oklahoma, New Hampshire and Kentucky each earned the unenviable distinction of possessing the highest rate of infection for one of three common pet diseases, a Banfield Pet Hospital study revealed. more>>
The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council has quietly replaced its president and CEO, Mike Canning, who was let go after less than four years in the organization’s top administrative post. more>>
The Reserve Veterinary Corps consists of 135 volunteers and other professionals trained to assist with livestock and other animals after a disease outbreak or natural disaster. more>>
A batch of Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats tested positive for salmonella. more>>
More than 650 Petco employees will work out of a single building in San Diego starting sometime in 2015. more>>
Joe Watson fills an open seat on the PIJAC board of directors while John Mack replaces The Gourmet Rodent’s Bill Brant. more>>
Iams, Eukanuba and Natura join a Mars pet business that includes Royal Canin, Pedigree, Whiskas, Nutro and the Banfield hospital chain. more>>
57.6 percent of cats and 52.6 percent of dogs were classified as overweight or obese, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. more>>
Dog parks provide a place for pet owners and their four-legged wards to go and play, and now those who look after the swaths of dog-friendly green have a place to go, too. more>>
Ten colorful songbirds are featured on a new series of postage stamps the U.S. Postal Service is issuing in partnership with the Audubon Society. more>>
A new 870,000-square-foot distribution center in Bethel, Pa., will stockpile and deliver consumables, hard goods and fish to more than 260 PetSmart stores. more>>
Global Harvest expands its national footprint with the purchase of Scotts Miracle-Gro’s wild bird food business. more>>
Minnesota-based pet store chain goes above and beyond with employee pay and benefits. more>>
3/27/2014 - EPA Gets Collared
The Natural Resources Defense Council wants the chemicals eradicated from the pet industry and sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in an attempt to force a decision. more>>
Aziz Giga and other investors have big plans for Three Dog Bakery. more>>
The National Advertising Division recommends changes to the online True Blue Test and to some advertising claims made in electronic and print media. more>>
The Petmate See & Extend pet carrier and the company’s Spectrum plant are up for Edison awards. more>>
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