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It’s one thing to throw a couple of chew toys as a sponsor of a pet gathering and quite another to sponsor 20 well-attended pet happenings nationwide. more>>
Pet Palette LLC, a pet product distributor based in Sykesville, Md., has hired Michael Dagne, formerly of Moochie & Co., a chain of pet specialty stores operating in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. more>>
In 2013, Thermo Scientific, a brand of laboratory testing equipment, software, services and reagents owned by ThermoFisher Scientific, introduced the microPhazir Ag Feed Analyzer for on-site testing for farm feed producers. more>>
The 27th Annual Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards will be returning to SuperZoo in Las Vegas on July 21, 2015, but this year’s award show will include a $1,000 cash prize for each winner to go along with the obelisk trophy. more>>
The International Association of Pet Fashion Professionals, with offices in Chicago and New York, is offering its JumpStart Membership for free. more>>
Bravo Pet Foods, a pet food manufacturer located in Manchester, Conn., is kicking off a consumer trial campaign starting March 1. more>>
Kong, the Golden, Colo.-based pet toy maker, announced that it is partnering with Rogz to bring the Cape Town, South Africa-based manufacturer’s line of dog toys to the North American pet market. more>>
Owners of Park Pet Shop and Pocket Puppies Boutique, both Chicago pet shops, and Cedar Woods Farm, a dog breeding operation in Lebanon, Mo., filed a lawsuit against a Chicago ordinance scheduled to go into effect March 5 and when enacted would ban Chicago pet stores from selling animals purchased from commercial breeders. more>>
Renters in the City by the Bay are dropping their pets off at animal shelters because they are unable to find pet-friendly housing. more>>
AirBuggy, manufacturer of a popular three-wheel baby and toddler stroller in Japan, is going to debut a line of strollers for dogs of all sizes March 4 - 6 at the Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Fla. more>>
Blue Buffalo, a pet food company in Wilton, Conn., has launched a new website called Blue Shelter Stars. more>>
San Francisco-based Jaguar Animal Health Inc. announced significant top-line results of its recently completed study to evaluate the clinical benefits of Canalevia to treat watery diarrhea in dogs. more>>
Up Country, makers of designer dog and cat ribbon collars and accessories, is now distributed by Pet Palette. more>>
The OurPets Co. has agreed to purchase some of the assets of Oswego, Ill.-based Molor Products Co. that complement OurPets’ products. more>>
Denver-based Outward Hound is introducing three new products at Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Fla., March 4-6. more>>
The Company of Animals is pleased to announce the addition of two new team members, Larry Cobb and John Dudley. more>>
The Pet Industry Sustainability Coalition (PISC) will add to its sustainability quiver in the way of a new how-to resource when it rolls out the PISC Sustainability Showcase Vol. 1, a case study report, at the Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Fla., on March 3. more>>
Woof Gang Bakery, an Orlando, Fla.-based dog treat bakery and grooming franchise, is adding 20 franchises and introducing for the first time corporate stores, opening five: three in Savannah, Ga., and two in Key West, Fla. more>>
PetSafe, a brand of pet behavioral, containment and lifestyle products belonging to the Radio Systems Corp. in Knoxville, Tenn., gave back to its local community in the form of $5,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee. more>>
Wellness Natural Pet Food through its WellPet Foundation and in partnership with PetSmart Charities is moving a mountain of pet food to resource-strapped animal shelters in Indiana and Arizona. more>>
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