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

Petco Launches PetCoach Retail Store

Petco’s online veterinary platform, PetCoach, has broadened its horizons to include a pilot retail location.  The brick and mortar store is located in San Marcos, California and aspires to reinvent the pet store experience by being a “one stop shop” for all aspects of care. Services offered at the new PetCoach

Martha Stewart Launching New Pet Line

It’s official—Martha Stewart is launching a new line of pet products this spring.  It seems that everyone from Ellen DeGeneris to Brett Michaels is hawking pet products lately, and Stewart is continuing to assert her presence in the pet space.  You may recall she used to have a line sold

Celebrate Take Your Dog To Work Day

Get ready to celebrate Take Your Dog to Work Day this Friday, June 23!  (Just make sure you run this by the boss first, if you don’t already work in a pet-friendly office).  This event was created by Pet Sitters International, a well known educational organization for professional pet sitters. Research

American Kennel Club Humane Fund Scholarships

The American Kennel Club Humane Fund is once again offering scholarships to full time students pursuing education in a field that promotes responsible pet ownership.  The AKC will award five John D. Spurling Scholarships ($2,000 each) to students with a strong academic record, community experience with responsible pet ownership, and

Pet First Aid Awareness Month

Do you know how to handle a pet related emergency?  April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month, so it’s a great time to brush up on your animal related emergency skills whether you are an owner or a pet professional. The American Red Cross First Aid App provides the symptoms and

Pet Fooled: New Documentary Sheds Light on Pet Food Industry

The new “Pet Fooled” documentary was released on DVD today after weeks of special screenings in theaters.  The film seeks to shed light on the business practices of the pet food industry and to determine whether current pet food options are actually good for pets.  With just a handful of

Ellen DeGeneres Jumps On Pet Product Bandwagon

Television personality Ellen DeGeneres is becoming the latest celebrity to launch a “lifestyle brand” of pet products and accessories.  The new product line will be featured in all PetSmart locations in 2017.  The collection will include apparel, collars, leashes, bowls, toys, beds, carriers, and a variety of other accessories.  DeGeneres

Have You Heard of Interzoo?

If you work in the pet product industry or have an interest in doing so in the future, you should definitely keep Interzoo on your radar. Interzoo, the world’s largest pet supply trade show, celebrates its 34th year during its 2016 run (May 26 to 29) in Nuremburg, Germany. More than