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Bill would require New Jersey pet stores to say where kittens and puppies came from
The Star-Ledger
New Jersey pet stores would have to post information about where their kittens and puppies came from under a bill that has begun advancing in the state Legislature. The purpose of the bill, which the state Senate Economic Growth Committee approved, is to make consumers aware of whether their pets were born in "puppy mills" that house the animals in inhumane conditions.
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Pet Center Inc. recalls Lamb Crunchy's dog treats
Pet Product News
Pet Center Inc., a Los Angeles-based pet treat manufacturer, voluntarily recalled 3-ounce bags of its Lamb Crunchy's dog treats because of a possible salmonella connection. The suspect treats were made at a Los Angeles-area manufacturing facility and shipped with a UPC, or bar code, number of 727348200038 and date code of 122015 to retailers in California, Wisconsin, Colorado and Washington.
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3 ways to turn a small business into a big business
By Greg L. Alston
Too many small-business owners take a bunch of money, throw it at a problem and hope it works. This is why the failure rate of new businesses is 44 percent by the end of the third year of operation. So in my never-ending quest to give simple answers to incredibly complex questions, I have attempted to give a quick explanation of: What makes a business successful and worthy of growing into a big business? There are really only three things that matter.
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Spike in number of pet hedgehogs across US
BBC News
Hedgehogs are becoming increasingly popular as household pets in the United States. They require less maintenance than cats and dogs and are less smelly than rabbits and rodents.
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Boulder, Colorado's 'I and love and you' embraces dynamics in pet industry
Daily Camera
When Revelry Brands acquired a stake in Only Natural Pet Store LLC, a fellow Boulder, Colorado-based company, officials for the investment firm saw the potential to create a new wholesale brand. Only Natural Pet Store and Revelry — a company that fueled the evolution and expansion of Evol Foods — wanted to create a "super-premium" and "fresh, hip" brand that could become a top dog in the pet products business. What resulted was "I and love and you," a manufacturer of a variety of pet products created to be wholesome and healthful for cats and dogs, said Steve Ball, chief executive officer of the Boulder-based firm.
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WIPIN seeks nominees for Pet Industry Women of the Year Awards
Pet Product News
Women in the Pet Industry Network, a Portland, Oregon-based network for women in the pet industry, issued a clarion call for a few good women. WIPIN wants those in its ranks as well as non-members who are part of the pet industry to nominate themselves or other women who they believe exemplify the pet industry's best.
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