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15 things every business owner should know
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Cash crunches happen from time to time, but if they are chronic at your company, then you may have to re-think the way you do business. Though cash-flow squeezes often seem mystifying, there are only a few explanations: Your gross margins may be too low, caused by discounted prices or out-of-control direct costs. Your overhead, including rent and payroll, may be too high. Your payment terms may be too liberal or your billing procedures too slack. More

How to boost sales by down-selling your customers
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Lots of businesses have mastered the up-sell. You take a common product and give it premium characteristics with a higher price tag to match. Think of what Starbucks has done to the 50-cent cup of coffee. In this economy, the down-sell might be a better move. Consumers may be spending again, but they’re doing so cautiously and with a newfound resolve to stick to a budget. More

PIJAC receives support from industry leaders
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A unified pet industry is a successful pet industry. The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council would like to take this opportunity to thank the American Pet Products Association, Pet Industry Distributors Association, and the World Pet Association for their recent commitment to continue their financial support. PIJAC also expresses its gratitude to PETCO and PetSmart for the additional funds they are contributing in 2010. More

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OurPet's Company to acquire assets of Cosmic Pet Products
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OurPet's Company, maker of the award-winning line of natural and realistic Play-N-Squeak® cat toys, has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Cosmic Pet Products, a leading supplier of catnip. Under the terms of the agreement, OurPet's will acquire certain assets of Cosmic Pet including all of its brands, such as the iconic Cosmic Catnip. More

Product recalls: Cat food
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Feline's Pride is recalling one lot of Feline's Pride raw food with ground bone and chicken formula for cats and kittens because it may be infected with salmonella. The recall affects products ordered and shipped from June 10-17. More

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Azusa-based Cardinal Laboratories donates animal cleanser for Gulf relief
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As pelicans began washing up on Gulf of Mexico beaches, drenched with oil from the gushing underwater BP leak, it didn't take long for Tony de Vos to find a way to help. Beginning next week, his company, Azusa-based Cardinal Laboratories, will begin manufacturing a liquid cleanser, designed specifically to wash the oil off sea birds and water fowl. More

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service extends comment period on proposed constrictor snake ban
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has extended the public comment period for its proposal to list nine species of large constrictor snakes as "injurious wildlife." The deadline to comment is Aug. 2. The initial 60-day comment period ended May 11. Now, at the request of the public, FWS has reopened the comment period for an additional 30 days. More

More people are buying pet health insurance
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"Every six seconds, a pet owner is faced with a vet bill of more than $1,000" according to That's one reason more people are buying pet health insurance. As of June, nearly a half million pets were insured through Veterinary Pet Insurance, the oldest and largest pet health insurance company in the country. In 2009, the company paid out more than $100 million in claims, said corporate spokesman Grant Biniasz. More

BlogPaws social media conference adds track for veterinarians
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BlogPaws, online resource aimed at helping pet enthusiasts build their online presence and enhance their social networks, will hold its second pet blogging and social media conference, BlogPaws 2010 West, Sept. 9-11 in Denver, Colo. logPaws 2010 West will also include the new Vet Track, designed specifically for veterinarians. The full day event will take place Sept. 11. More
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