Celebrate National Pet Week

The American Veterinary Medical Association is celebrating National Pet Week from May 6-12, 2019.  The theme for 2019 is “A Lifetime of Love.”  The event was established in 1981 to encourage responsible pet ownership, promote the human-animal bond, and increase awareness of veterinary medicine.  Veterinarians, veterinary technicians, school groups, and

Pet Spending Hits New Record

Pet spending in the U.S. has spiked to greater heights than ever before, reaching a record $69.51 billion in 2017 according to final statistics released this week by the American Pet Products Association.  This marks an increase of four percent, or nearly $3 billion, over the 2016 final spending record

IKEA Launches Pet Product Line

The big news in the pet industry today was the entrance of major retailer IKEA into the pet product space.  The pet items are being billed as the LURVIG line (which means “hairy” in Swedish, in case you were wondering). IKEA is offering a wide range of products for both dogs

Two Competitions Announced for Pet Entrepreneurs

Are you launching (or have you recently launched) your own pet business or pet product?  If so, consider entering these two high dollar competitions backed by major pet industry entities: The Pet Care Innovation Prize offered by Nestle Purina is back for 2017 after a successful debut last year.  The PCIP

Pet Spending Reaches New High

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) reports that the U.S. pet product and services industry became a $60.28 billion dollar marketplace in 2015. The APPA projects that the industry will bring in an additional $2.5 billion dollars in 2016. Pet owners spent the greatest amount on food and nutritional products ($23.05