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The WPA Pet Industry Briefs now available as an iPhone app
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WPA understands the need to deliver timely, relevant industry news to its members and other pet industry professionals. In partnering with MultiBriefs to create the WPA Pet Industry Briefs, the association committed itself to delivering this news. That partnership has now expanded to provide another convenient avenue to receive this information. The WPA Pet Industry Briefs is now part of the new MultiBriefs app, now available for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch in the App Store.

Simply search "MultiBriefs" in the App Store and download the app free of charge. Once the MultiBriefs application is downloaded, you can add the WPA feed from the "Specialty Products" section. News is streamed into your iPhone or iPod Touch each week. And just like the e-mail news brief you've become accustomed to, you may share articles with your colleagues via e-mail, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. You can even bookmark certain articles as favorites to revisit at a later date. As always, feedback is appreciated and is important to the success of the app. Feel free to rate the application in the App Store.

PBI/Gordon buys Lambert Kay pet products line from Church & Dwight
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Kansas City-based PBI/Gordon Corp. said that it had bought the Lambert Kay line of pet products from Church & Dwight Co., which is based in Princeton, N.J. Terms of the deal, which closed Feb. 5, are not being disclosed, said Michele McCawley, consumer products marketing manager for PBI/Gordon. More

Paradox: Natural pet food sales growing faster than human ones
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Coddling of pets with organically grown foods and treats is becoming a big business, with "natural" and organic pet foods expected to show $2.6 billion in sales by 2014, up from about $1.7 billion last year, according to the Boston Globe. Though that may reverse, human organic food sales aren't enjoying exactly the same strong sales growth. More

International Association of Canine Professionals to hold annual conference in March
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The International Association of Canine Professionals will host its 10th annual conference in Hutto, Texas, March 18 to 21. The event is open to pet professionals as well as the public. The conference, entitled, "Your Future Success Relies on Dollars and Scents – Providing the 'Knows' for Business and Success," is targeted at trainers, groomers and pet sitters. More

National campaign seeks mandatory registration for animal abusers    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A nationwide campaign is under way to create mandatory state registries for convicted animal abusers, modeled after those in place for convicted sex offenders. The first such legislation may soon pass in California. On Feb. 22, California state Sen. Dean Florez, D-Shafter, introduced a bill to create a publicly accessible registry for animal abusers. The legislation, Senate Bill 1277, would be the first in the nation, if it passes. More

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Alabama gets spay/neuter grant for pets
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The Doris Day Animal Foundation has awarded 11 states, including Alabama, a grant to help needy families with funds to spay or neuter their pets. The grant is in honor of the 16th annual Spay Day, founded by the legendary entertainer and long-time animal welfare advocate. Spay Day is a program of The Humane Society of the United States and is always on the last Tuesday of February. More

Customer service snafus
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Mistakes like making an error on your taxes, ordering the wrong piece of equipment, or forgetting to pay your phone bill can be remedied rather easily in the business world. But blunders that touch your customers can be devastating, and you should be doing everything you can to avoid them. But mishaps don't have to mean customers will always go running for the exit, especially if they're handled with speed and grace. More
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