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'Go. Grow.' — SuperZoo walks the talk and attendees take notice
World Pet Association
In line with the "Go. Grow." campaign behind SuperZoo 2014, the most popular event for independent pet store retailers in North America expands yet again, surpassing expectations. From July 22-24, Las Vegas's Mandalay Bay Convention Center will be flooded with thousands of retail professionals hungry for more show offerings and resources than ever before; including SuperZoo's first-­ever keynote speaker, Daymond John of ABC's "Shark Tank," more forward-­thinking educational seminars and solid ways to boost their business.
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Pet insurance bill aims to regulate industry in California
KCRA-TV
California could soon start regulating the small but growing market for pet insurance under proposed legislation. A bill by Assemblyman Matt Dababneh, D-Los Angeles, would set guidelines for the largely unregulated pet insurance industry, according to The Sacramento Bee.
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Pets as partners: Growing number of young singles treat cats and dogs like replacement girlfriends and boyfriends
National Post
Alfredo Petrone says there's "something special" about his female companion Lucy. Shes good-looking, "chill" and she makes the stress melt away at the end of a long day. But Lucy isn't Petrone's girlfriend. She's his dog.
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FDA seeks ideas for nanotech use in livestock feed
Reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is opening the door for livestock feed manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies to roll out nanotechnology products that could make animals gain weight faster or absorb medications more quickly.
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Sweet suites for pets a rising trend for homebuilders
The Associated Press via Winston-Salem Journal
These homes are set apart by their amenities — for dogs. Standard Pacific Homes is building and selling these homes in 27 of its 190 developments from Florida to California and is believed to be the first to offer a pet suite as an option in every one.
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The importance of plush toys
Pet Age
Every dog needs a toy box filled with action, distraction and lots of plush comfort toys. Plush toys do double duty in a dog's life. They are essentially soft, cuddly comfort toys, ideal to curl up with at snooze time. But, they also make great prey toys, ideal for carrying and shaking around as part of the innate canine prey drive to attack and kill them. They also fit into the action category because many of them are also great for playing fetch.
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