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October 2014
Thinking Big, Acting Locally

Becoming a larger company is one thing. Managing that expanding company successfully is a completely different issue. For executives at…
 
 
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Bayer HealthCare has partnered with K9s For Warriors, an organization dedicated to training shelter dogs and providing service canines to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of injuries they received during post-9/11 military service. Bayer’s K9 Advantix II is sponsoring the…
John Zigament has joined Kent Pet Group, Inc., as vice president of marketing. He has an extensive background in marketing with specific experience in consumer-packaged goods, including time with Electrolux, Rayovac and Kimberly-Clark. The Kent Pet Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Kent Corporation, headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa, develops, produces and…
Over 50,000 teachers nationwide have been provided with classroom pets through the Pet Care Trust's Pets in the Classroom grant program, impacting the lives of approximately 2.5 million students. The Pet Care Trust has surpassed the half-way point of its goal of introducing 5 million children in 10,000 classrooms. The…
After reviewing detailed documentation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that Caru Pet Food Company’s Natural Stews for Dogs are made with 100-percent human-grade ingredients. The FDA further concurred that the company’s recipes are prepared, handled and packaged in a human-food facility, in accordance with rigorous quality…
SmartBones by PetMatrix has added three products to its rawhide-free dog chews line. Similar to the original line of SmartBones, the new additions—which include PlayTime Chews, DoubleTime Chews and Functional Chews—are made with chicken, vegetables and other healthy ingredients. Fortified with vitamins and minerals, SmartBones’ patented chew concept is 100-percent…
Pure Treats has expanded its sales team by hiring Bill Schernekau as eastern sales director to manage the PureBites dog and cat treat brand. He will work closely with distributors and independent pet retailers east of the Mississippi to build great partnerships that continue to deliver the growth PureBites has…
In celebration of its fifth year in business, Bulldog Marketing & Sales is donating its resources to the pet industry.The company will donate $2,000 ($500 per quarter) throughout the next year to the ASPCA, and will also donate 50 hours of time to pet product start-ups. Bulldog Marketing & Sales…
Earthbath has created a full line of grooming products that have been specifically formulated for use on puppies. “Most people are surprised to find out just how sensitive a dog’s skin is, especially when it comes to puppies,” says Paul Armstrong, president of earthbath. “Even baby shampoo can cause irritation…
Nature’s Logic Pet Food has welcomed Rebecca Gaudet and Wes Hoen to its team. Gaudet will serve as the company’s northeast territory manager. She has previously worked as a dog trainer and in the pet retail industry. Hoen will serve as Nature’s Logic Pet Food’s southeast territory manager. Lincoln, Neb.-based…
WellPet’s Eagle Pack pet food brand has reformulated its dry dog and cat food. The formulas are now corn and wheat free, and they feature highly digestible protein as the first ingredient, in addition to an optimal balance of fats and carbohydrates. “Eagle Pack has naturally fueled active pets for…
Fetch…for pets! has entered an exclusive license agreement with Small Dog Wonders Bakery, makers of Bistro Bites all-natural dog treats. "Bistro Bites adds significant value to our current treats and chews portfolio," said Steven Shweky, president at Fetch…for pets! "We look forward to bringing this high-quality line to a wider…
Nordic Naturals has introduced an online training program for retailers and their staff. The program educates retailers about omega-3 fatty acids and the Nordic Naturals brand. In addition, retailers and their staff can earn free products and participate in ongoing contests. “Nordic Naturals’ new online training program is an engaging,…

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November 14-16, 2014: Meadowlands Pet Expo

Meadowlands Expo Center

Secaucus, N.J.

Phone: (631) 423-0620

Website: familypetshows.com

November 17-20, 2014: China International Pet Show

China International Exhibition Center

Beijing, China

Phone: 86-10-88102257

Website: www.cipscom.com

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