Pets

Sit, shake, sell: M&A trends and tips for the pet industry

KANSAS CITY, MO. – The pet industry proved itself to be recession resistant in 2020, and has continued to grow amid various supply chain challenges and shifting consumer purchasing trends seen over the last two years. Private equity firms are eager to mark their territory in this lucrative market, and established pet industry players are …

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Five Questions: Meet Spencer Williams, West Paw Founder & CEO

Pet Age recently spoke with Spencer Williams, CEO of West Paw, to find out more about his view of the pet care industry, sustainability and his brand’s relationship with consumers. What’s your view on how brands can be a force for good in the pet industry and consumers? Pet brands have a unique opportunity because …

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Sustainability Performance: Examining the Future of Pet Food

There is an old saying, “times change and if you don’t change with them, you’re in trouble.” A major shift is now underway among consumers, which is driven largely by the tsunami of media attention falling on the relationship between the current food system and climate impact. The latest insight research indicates at least 66 …

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Science & Technology: The Dangers of Heavy Metals in Pet Food

Cats are sensitive to mercury, the levels of which can vary widely in different fish used for pet food. According to Sean Wittenberg, founder of Pure Cravings, depending on the waters where a fish lived and what it was eating, two fish of the same species, age and size can have completely different mercury levels. …

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Central Garden & Pet Introduces New Pet Wellness Brand

Press release: Central Garden & Pet Central Garden & Pet (Central), a market leader in the Garden and Pet industries, recently announced the launch of GoodGood, a new pet wellness brand dedicated to helping pet parents better understand their pets’ behavior by offering solutions that look at wellness from both the human and pet perspective. …

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Futile veterinary care for pets is widespread, American study finds

Administering futile care can become an issue when animals approach the end of their lives. Photo: File As beloved pets slip into their final days or months of life, veterinarians can find themselves under pressure to apply useless or nonbeneficial care, researchers have found. Nearly all veterinarians asked in a recently published study had encountered …

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Could Your Dog or Cat Be Instagram Famous? What a Pet Agency Looks for

When Loni Edwards founded The Dog Agency in 2015, she had to convince brands – and even some pet owners — that pet Instagrams were marketable. But now the agency represents a roster of high-profile pet accounts, with owners knocking its doors down for a chance to join, she told Insider. The Dog Agency has …

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What Is Pet Liability Insurance for Renters, and Do I Need It?

Photo: depositphotos.com Q: I’m renting an apartment, and my dog ​​tore up the carpet in a common area. Will my renters insurance cover the cost to replace the carpet? Does a standard renters insurance policy include pet liability coverage? IN: A standard renters insurance policy that many landlords require renters to carry does often offer …

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