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Opportunity unleashed and new business uncaged at SuperZoo 2010
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Known as the National Show for Pet Retailers, SuperZoo brings together the full range of qualified buyers from across every segment of the pet industry. With the best exhibitor-to-attendee ratio in the business, you'll get an unmatched, value-loaded opportunity to do more business, add more sales and improve your bottom line. Do business with premium buyers, introduce your entire product line, gain exposure and expand your reach. Held Sept. 14-16 in Las Vegas, capture your share of this lucrative marketplace and let your sales run wild. More

Build consumer awareness and customer loyalty at America's Family Pet Expo
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When polled, 90 percent of America's Family Pet Expo attendees are pet owners planning to purchase product. Held April 16-18, the Pet Expo has an audience of over 40,000 attendees, making this consumer show a high-margin sales opportunity. Exhibiting offers the opportunity to place your entire product in front of pet owners from across Southern California and educate consumers with advance product knowledge. Capture valuable market research at the Pet Expo and obtain direct leads for current and future development. More

Leadership in 2010
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The beginning of a new year is always a great time to take a step back and look at your business from 30,000 feet. Since you can't grow without good staff, it's an opportune time to write about leadership skills. As Jim Collins talks about in his first blockbuster business book Built To Last, it’s really all about "who is on the bus." More

Don't judge industry by Arlington raid, pet sellers say
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Those who sell exotic pets say more thorough guidelines on the care of animals may be needed after more than 27,000 reptiles, mammals and amphibians were removed from an Arlington, Texas pet wholesaler last month, the largest seizure of its kind in U.S. history. The raid at U.S. Global Exotics, and an ongoing animal cruelty investigation by local authorities, already has created a stir nationally among animal retailers. More

FDA Health Alert for Merrick Beef Filet Squares Dog Treats Packaged and Distributed by Merrick Pet Care
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The U. S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use Merrick Beef Filet Squares for dogs distributed by Merrick Pet Care with a package date of "Best By 111911" because the product may be contaminated with salmonella. The product was distributed nationwide through retail stores and Internet sales. Although no illnesses associated with these products have been reported, the FDA is advising consumers in possession of these products not to handle or feed them to their pets. More

VetCentric partners with Hill's Pet Nutrition
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VetCentric, Inc., the nation's largest practice-to-home delivery provider of prescription medications and veterinary therapeutic and wellness foods, has announced an affiliation with Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc., a subsidiary of Colgate-Palmolive Company. VetCentric's prescription management service enables Hill's to expand its reach to veterinarians and pet owners by utilizing VetCentric's unique veterinary-supportive home delivery business model. More

Central on the hunt for permanent CFO
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Central Garden & Pet Co. of Walnut Creek, Calif., reported on Jan. 15 that the company's chief financial officer Jeffrey Blade has resigned. Stuart Booth, who retired as CFO in 2009, has agreed to fill the position until a permanent successor is found. 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 more

New Hampshire breeder bill set for Jan. 21 hearing: Bill bans ownership of more than 50 dogs
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New Hampshire House Bill 1624 would impose new restrictions on any person having custody of more than 10 intact dogs over the age of 4 months for the purpose of selling their offspring as household pets, as well as anyone acting as agent or intermediary in negotiating, buying, selling, or transferring dogs. More

Exotic animal permits proposed in Indiana
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Senate Bill 280 has been introduced in Indiana that would require all persons in the business of selling exotic reptiles to obtain a permit from the department, and makes it a Class C misdemeanor to sell an exotic reptile without a permit. The bill also makes it a Class C misdemeanor to release an exotic or wild animal into the wild without legal authorization or a permit issued by the Department of Natural Resources. More

King County to hold public hearing and vote on pet business regulation
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The King County, Washington Board of Health has updated proposed regulations for pet-related businesses, which were originally proposed last year and held public meetings on in August throughout the county. More

Delware Department of Agriculture adopts exotic animal regulations
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The Delaware Department of Agriculture (Department) has adopted a rulemaking requiring all citizens of Delaware to obtain a permit from the department in order to possess, sell or exhibit "exotic animals" within the state. This proposal essentially bans the breeding of any animal considered "exotic." The regulation was originally proposed in 2009 and public comments have been received and reviewed. A few changes were made as a result of public comments and any changes are highlighted here. More
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