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How to get great referrals
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The most effective advertising a company can get is more difficult to achieve but much more effective and lasting than traditional media advertising. It is word of mouth advertising and it's earned rather than purchased. It is your customers' opinion of your product, which can fluctuate from very vocal with praise to very vocal with derision. More



Sanofi nears decision on combining animal unit with Merck's
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Sanofi-Aventis SA is expected to decide in coming weeks whether to rekindle an animal-health joint venture with Merck & Co. that would be even bigger than the partnership that was undone last year. Both drug giants have expressed interest in heading down this path, and the U.S. government expects it to happen. But if they pursue a deal, they probably will have to divest themselves of certain animal-health assets to satisfy antitrust regulators, which are likely to view the companies' combined market share in some segments as harmful to competition. More

'I Love NYC Pets' month begins
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"I Love NYC Pets" month, a pet adoption campaign run by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, a coalition of more than 160 animal rescue groups and shelters, has begun in New York. The alliance, whose goal is to transform New York City into a no-kill community, will hold adoption events throughout the city during February. More

Business owners sentenced for distributing tainted pet food ingredient
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Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Nevada company and its owners were sentenced in federal court today for distributing a tainted ingredient used to make pet food, which resulted in a nationwide recall of pet food and the death and serious illness of countless pets across the United States in 2007. More




Human pacemakers offer hope to ailing dogs
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Pacemakers made for humans are giving older dogs a new leash on life. The medical devices - about the size of a quarter - are often implanted to speed up a slow heart rate in dogs brought on by disorders such as heart block and sick sinus syndrome that, if left untreated, drastically shortens their lives. More

PIDA members elect new officers, directors
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Members of the Pet Industry Distributors Association have elected a new slate of officers and directors to serve the association in 2010. The election was held during the organization's 42nd Management Conference & Annual Meeting, Jan. 26-29, 2010 in Palm Springs, California. More

PIDA annouces 2010 award winners
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Pet Food Experts, of Cumberland, RI.., was named the 2010 Ken Chancey Distributor of the Year and WellPet, LLC, was named Supplier of the Year during PIDA's Annual Awards Banquet, Jan. 29, 2010 at the Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, California. Both companies were recognized as part of PIDA's Performance Benchmarking Awards. More

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Oklahoma creates Pet Quality Assurance and Protection Act
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Oklahoma House Bill 2475 establishes the "Pet Quality Assurance and Protection Act" requiring licensure for any person who sells, gives away or transfers 35 or more dogs and cats. The bill covers licensing procedures, recordkeeping requirements, inspections and penalties for dog and cat breeders. A hearing has been set for Wednesday, Feb. 10 in the House Committee on Economic Development & Financial Services. More

U.K. pet food firm ready to grow
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A dog food manufacturer has agreed a deal to build a new $61.7 million factory in Northamptonshire. Butcher's Pet Care, based in Crick, has signed a long-term lease on their current premises which will enable it to expand the site by 50 per cent, including building a new headquarters and a manufacturing facility which will be able to produce 1,000 cans per minute. More
 
 
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