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The big news from 2014 was the acquisition of PetSmart for $8.7 billion by a consortium lead by BC Partners. more>>
The Canny Co., a Manchester, U.K., distributor of pet products, has donated its Canny Magloc, a magnetic leash-to-collar attaching mechanism, to Canine Partners, a U.K. charity that matches service dogs with the physically disabled. more>>
Premium Pet Products’ entire line of dry Spring Naturals Dinners for cats has been deemed low glycemic and diabetic friendly by the Glycemic Research Institute in Washington, D.C. more>>
BrandSpark International, a market research company based in Toronto, released its 2015 BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards winners in partnership with Better Homes and Gardens for consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands. more>>
You could win a trip to SuperZoo in Las Vegas. Plus, Halo is donating 30,000 meals! more>>
Rolf C. Hagen Inc., a manufacturer and distributor headquartered in Montreal, has released its seven-piece Vesper V-line series of cat furniture that is now available at independent pet retailers. more>>
Rochester, N.Y.-based Dogways has launched a free iOS app in New York that enables dog owners to find fun activities to do every day with their dog. more>>
Effective April 1, independent pet store retailers in New England and New York can order Bravo Pet Food food and treats from Phillips Pet Food & Supply and Pet Food Experts. more>>
Animal Orthocare LLC has been at the forefront of custom-fit prosthetics and braces to improve the mobility and lives of injured and deformed animals. more>>
The Long Island Pet Expo, held from March 6-8, 2015, at the Suffolk Community College in Brentwood, N.Y., had a record-breaking number of attendees and pets adopted this year. more>>
Matrix team members routinely rolled up their sleeves on behalf of animal charities in the firm’s hometown of Chicago and elsewhere. more>>
The U.S. pet supplements market is poised to bounce back from 2010 to 2014, which saw growth decline from double digits to a compound annual growth rate of just 4 percent, said Packaged Facts. more>>
Wild Calling! Pet Foods in Greeley, Colo., has launched Xotic Essentials, its newest line of grain-free and gluten-free dry dog foods. more>>
Radagast Pet Food Inc. has hired Susan Serowicki as its national sales manager. more>>
PetSmart Promise, a national program that helps temporarily homeless families keep all members of their family together—including their pets—will build dog and cat kennel facilities at day centers for temporarily homeless families in five new cities this year. more>>
Purina Pro Plan has entered the cat litter category with the introduction of Pro Plan Renew, a premium natural cat litter consisting of corncob and cedar. more>>
Poland is the biggest pet food market in Central Europe, according to Switzerland-based Nestlé Purina, which has opened its first pet food factory in Wroclaw, Poland. more>>
Huxley and Kent LLC, which designs dog collars, leads and scrunchies, unveiled its Huxley and Kent Rescue Fund at Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Fla., in March. more>>
Frontier Distributing of Oxford, Mich., and Natural Pet Distributors in Toronto will now carry Dogs Love Kale, a treat brand belonging to Healthy Treats Inc. of New York. more>>
Kriser’s Natural Pet, a pet retail chain of 26 stores, has received growth capital from River Hollow Partners, a New York-based investment fund focusing on companies with valuation up to $100 million. more>>
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