Sparky and more pets up for adoption in Phoenix-area shelters

Every year, approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter shelters nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Of those, about 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats. Each week, The Arizona Republic highlights a handful of the many pets up for adoption at Valley shelters. To check the …

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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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Tired of being ignored and judged, The Fat Squad was formed as a community advocating for fat people

Every time she steps out of her home – whether it is to go to work, the mall or the park – Farizah Ahmad is filled with trepidation. As a fat person, Farizah says the outside world is daunting and cruel. When she’s outside, people take photos or videos of her, laugh at her or …

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In Pasir Salak, Voters see little chance of Tajuddin Defending seat as independent

Sharul Hafiz Zam, 36, from Kampung Pulau Gajah said the area has been a BN stronghold for decades and it would be difficult for any independent — even Tajuddin — to overcome this. — Picture by Farhan Najib KAMPUNG GAJAH, July 1 — Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman’s Popularity in Pasir Salak alone would not …

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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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