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It's back: New Fairness to Pet Owners Act introduced in US House
dvm360
Much to the dismay of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the veterinary community in general, a new Fairness to Pet Owners Act has been introduced in Congress. The bipartisan bill — HR 4023 — takes the position that the veterinary clinic is not the best place to buy pet medication and aims to "promote competition" by encouraging pet owners to comparison shop for their pets' medications.
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Laura Reid: Proposed limits on pet stores too strict
The Hartford Courant
As the CEO of the Northeast's largest wholesale distributor of aquatics and pets, I have worked with Connecticut pet store owners for decades. These committed entrepreneurs, tireless workers and compassionate pet owners operate responsibly and with the best interests of their animals in mind. But misguided activists are desperate to recast store owners who sell puppies and kittens as dispassionate, removed, careless capitalists.
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'My business's website is my favorite,' said no one ever
By Mark MacDonald
What is your favorite website? What site do you go to over and over again? It's probably not your business's — even if you designed and produced it. And the sobering truth is; that your customers and clients will never say your website is their favorite place to go online either. It will never happen. So should we just give up on creating a good small business website then? No. In fact, on the contrary, let's take a look at America's favorite websites and learn from them.
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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.
 


Free Report: Emerging Lipid Sources Offer Functional & Nutritional Benefits
SupplySide Animal Nutrition Insights
Designed to help protect human, animal and pet health via the safety and security of the food and feed supply, the details of the Food Safety Modernization Act — particularly as relates to animal nutrition — are still taking shape. Free Download.
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Video marketing for small businesses — Why bother?
Business 2 Community
Jon Baker writes, "What do you think about using YouTube to marketing your business? Yes, I know it's meant to be the really big thing of 2014, but do you think it works?"
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An important opportunity to improve pet food safety
dvm360
Mark Cushing writes, "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has requested public comment on a proposed regulation called the Food Safety Modernization Act, intended to strengthen the safety of pet food and animal feed sold in the United States. If it's done right, this regulation has the potential to significantly improve the safety of pet food, prevent recalls and assure the public that it can depend on the safety of the food fed to family pets."
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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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Capitalizing on social media to grow your business
The Guardian
For many small businesses, expensive advertising campaigns or big, splashy PR stunts simply aren't an option. This means that in the initial phases, business owners are faced with a challenge: how to build the brand awareness your company needs while keeping costs down?
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Oscar nominees' gift bags help shelter pets
Pet Age
This year, celebrities who don't take home the Oscar Gold at the Oscars will still be winners in the pet community, as Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres' pet food company, Halo, Purely for Pets, in partnership with Freekibble.com, is giving 20 non-winning Oscar nominees 10,000 meals of natural pet food to donate to the animal shelter or rescue of the celebrity's choice.
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