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October 6, 2009
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Growing your business by giving back to your community
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How many donation requests do you have on your desk today? Whether you have a few requests or a few dozen, consider using your store’s contributions to charities and individual groups as a way to market and advertise your products and services. Saying yes to these donation requests gives your business an opportunity to stand out as supporter of your community’s favorite pet-related causes. MORE

Green trend turns animal poop into money-making 'Zoop'
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Trash is no longer the destiny of "doggie-poo." A green trend is spreading across North America as municipal dog parks, zoos and entrepreneurs are turning animal waste into fertilizing products. Municipalities from Denver to Canada hope to reduce the amount of dog waste and plastic bags bloating local landfills by re-purposing canine waste into soil amendments. More
H.A.P.P.Y. act update
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A Michigan congressman is trying to round up support for a bill that would allow pet owners to deduct pet-care expenses on their tax forms. Introduced in July, the bill is currently without co-sponsors, and it sits in committee. The H.A.P.P.Y. Act would allow individuals to annually deduct up to $3,500 for pet care expenses More
N.J. man sues Allerca Inc. over $10K purchase of allergen-free kitten    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A Warren Township man says he ordered a hypoallergenic cat on Sept. 11, 2007, paying extra to expedite delivery. But after two years, the feline has yet to arrive, so Andrew Reale is suing Allerca, also known as Lifestyle Pets Inc. for breach of contract, consumer fraud and intentional misrepresentation. More
ON4 Communications to acquire PETS 911
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ON4 Communications, Inc. has entered into negotiations to acquire PETS 911, a website for the retrieval of lost pets, pet adoption, and all aspects of pet welfare. Both the companies involved in the transaction are based in the US. ON4 Communications is a manufacturer of two-way communication devices that track people, pets, assets, and inventory. More

Pet-food industry enjoys strong sales in weak economy
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Despite rising unemployment, credit-card debt and thinning discretionary spending, American pet owners remain loyal customers of an industry that is enjoying consistent growth. The pet-food industry is fueled by consumers who won't back away from spending on food and necessities for their animals, though they're likely to pare down the family vacation. More
Mars Petcare opens LEED certified plant
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Mars Petcare, the global leader in pet care, opened the doors today to what is not only Arkansas' first sustainable manufacturing facility, but the first sustainable pet food manufacturing facility in the world. The $80 million, 305,000 square foot state-of-the art plant will produce Mars' popular line of CESAR(R) Canine Cuisine for small dogs and has received LEED-Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council. More
Pets at Home considers offers
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Pets at Home, the retail chain, is being circled by a number of private equity firms while it considers a stock market listing, it was reported. The pet supplies business, which has 240 stores and employs more than 4,000 people, confirmed on Thursday night that it had appointed JP Morgan Cazenove to look at a potential offering of shares next year. It said that a stock market flotation was one of the options open to it. More
Sanofi CEO eyes animal health, vaccine growth
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Sanofi-Aventis SA is likely to exercise its option to create a massive animal health joint venture with Merck & Co and expects booming growth for the company's vaccines business, the French drugmaker's chief executive said. Sanofi has already agreed to spend $4 billion for the other half of the Merial animal health business that U.S. partner Merck must divest to meet antitrust requirements for its pending acquisition of Schering-Plough Corp. More
CritterTrail© habitats are designed for the health, security and comfort needs of your hamster or gerbil. Innovative features encourage interaction between owners and their pets. CritterTrail© is the only brand with Super Protect® antimicrobial technology built-in to ensure a cleaner environment. Expandable Fun-nels® and connectable accessories encourage activity and exercise. More Info
Keeping Pets Out of Shelters Add$ Up To Revenue in Pet Supply $ales!
Generate additional PERMANENT revenue in ALL pet supply categories! Don't let customers reach that point of frustration caused by the #1 natural pet misbehavior, causing them to give up their loving pet to a local shelter - repeated HOUSE SOILING! Most will never again embrace another pet, leading to shelter overcrowding and $eriously affecting your bottom line in ALL categories forever! More Info
GoPet Dog-powered Tread-wheels
GoPet dog-powered tread-wheels come in a professional series for dogs up to 22 inches in shoulder height and 120 lbs. Options include a training door and racing mat perfect for the salon, kennel providing hours of fun and exercise helping to eliminate frustration, aggression and boredom. More Info


Separates feline waste
Great for well cats.
A must for sick cats.
User-Eco Friendly
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