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Image Gallery: Challenges in Formulating Pet Supplements
SupplySide Animal Nutrition Insights
Despite the opportunity for growth in the budding pet supplement niche, formulators face many challenges in bringing a unique, effective product to market. Click through this Image Gallery for an overview of some of the challenges of developing a successful pet supplement.
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Exotic pets: A growing American fad
CNBC
While cats and dogs are still tops in the world of pets, 19.4 million U.S. households owned exotics in 2013, according to the American Pet Products Association.The term "exotic pet" is loosely defined as anything but cats, dogs, fish or horses. For veterinarians, the category generally consists of reptiles and amphibians, birds and small mammals.
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How this 'Shark Tank' contestant found love — and wealth — by spray painting his dog
Entrepreneur
In 2009, when the aspiring entrepreneur Abe Geary was contemplating how he might propose to then-girlfriend, Anne, a bold notion suddenly dawned on him: "Who can argue with a dog?"
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  ProClip Pulse Ion

Andis introduces the convenient, cordless ProClip Pulse Ion clipper. With a rechargeable lithium ion battery that enables up to two hours of clipping, and an adjustable detachable blade, it’s the ultimate tool for grooming on the go. Now also available in pink & purple. To get more information visit our website at www.andis.com.
 


This is how small businesses are using social media
Entrepreneur
The roughly 1.3 million small and medium businesses in North America generate a gobstopping $5.5 trillion in annual revenue. And according to a new study conducted by LinkedIn, social media is increasingly becoming the vital axis upon which this community turns.
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Dogs are people, too: Inside the VIPet mind-set
CNBC
Humanization of pets, particularly dogs, has been the biggest boon to the pet industry since the transition from working dogs to family companion. In fact, this transition is the largest reason the pet industry saw continued category growth throughout the recession. According to the IbisWorld's report on pet stores in 2012, people began viewing their pets as "humans" and referring to themselves no longer as "owners" but as "pet parents," beginning around 2006. This was the first step of drastic changes in the pet industry.
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Condolences — and a fat profit margin — on the loss of your pet
Al Jazeera America
Want end-of-life services for your animal companion? If you've seen it for a human, you can get it for a pet.
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Get published in the WPA Pet Industry Briefs
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of the WPA Pet Industry Briefs, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of WPA, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit. Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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Pet rescue groups being asked to stop serving meat at events
The Plain Dealer
Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary in Ravenna, Ohio, has joined with a California farm sanctuary in asking pet rescue groups and humane societies to stop serving meat at their events. And at least one local animal activist, Gia Campola, of Our Healthy and Humane Community, says the campaign is long overdue.
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Norwegian hotel launches world's 1st dog sled taxi service
Inhabitat
The Kirkenes Snowhotel in Norway has found a way to attract animal-loving guests from around the world by launching the world's first dog sled taxi to pick guests up from the nearby Kirkenes Airport. Tourists will be provided with a thermal suit and be given time to get to know their canine companions before embarking on a 45-minute ride through the snowy scenery.
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