by Jennifer Boncy on Oct 1, 2014
“Clearly, when you are talking about the pet industry, dogs and cats are the kings of the hill, the big kahunas, the leaders of the pack. But a recent news story about the compassionate rescue of five hamsters that nearly perished in a mobile home fire in Washington should remind everyone that the pet universe extends beyond canines and felines.   After extinguishing a fire in Lacey, Wash., local firefighters scooped up adult hamsters Oreo…”

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by Mark Kalaygian on Sep 29, 2014
“Each month, Pet Business offers a look at some notable social media posts from pet specialty retailers, as well as our own commentary on what we think makes these posts work. Here are some recent examples:     Paradise 4 Paws launches Boarding Lounge near Love Field starting October 1st!...…”
by Lindsey Wojcik on Sep 26, 2014
“In five short weeks, zombies, princesses and superheroes will hit the streets in search of something sweet—and children will not be the only dressed-up participants on the prowl for a satisfying snack this Halloween. Pets will join in the spooky celebration en masse, with an estimated 23 million people planning…”
by Jennifer Boncy on Sep 25, 2014
“  The aquatics industry will soon swim its way into the spotlight again, as the World Pet Association (WPA) hosts the Aquatic Experience – Chicago, being held Nov. 7 to 9, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, in Schaumburg, Ill. The show made its debut on the pet industry trade…”
by Mark Kalaygian on Sep 22, 2014
“I just returned from Backer's Total Pet Expo in Chicago (held Sept. 19-21), and to be quite honest, I came away with mixed feelings about the show. While it was considerably smaller (at least in terms of the number of exhibitors) than in the past, when it was known as…”