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Research: Summer best for pet industry

The Yellow Pages Association's research shows summer as the best time for the pet industry as its "Pet Supplies & Foods" heading sees peak usage in August, according to a press release from the association.
The Yellow Pages Association's research shows summer as the best time for the pet industry as its "Pet Supplies & Foods" heading sees peak usage in August, according to a press release from the association.
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Study questions fluoride amount in dog food

The US Environmental Working Group recently commissioned an independent laboratory test of 10 popular dog food brands, revealing that petfoods made with animal by-products contain higher levels of fluoride.
The US Environmental Working Group recently commissioned an independent laboratory test of 10 popular dog food brands, revealing that petfoods made with animal by-products contain higher levels of fluoride.
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Vet recommends reduced-calorie diets for fat pets

Between 30 and 40% of New Zealand's pets are now overweight, according to veterinarian Alex Melrose's recent column.
Between 30 and 40% of New Zealand’s pets are now overweight, according to veterinarian Alex Melrose’s recent column.
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VPG reveals new website

The Denmark-based Vital Petfood Group, now offering private labels for pets, presented its new website at the Private Label Manufacturers Association's trade show in Amsterdam last month.
The Denmark-based Vital Petfood Group, now offering private labels for pets, presented its new website at the Private Label Manufacturers Association's trade show in Amsterdam last month.
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Canidae expands with five new formulas

Canidae All Natural Pet Foods announced that its line of all-natural petfood expanded to include new wet flavors: two grain-free formulas and a beef/fish formula for dogs, and two grain-free formulas for cats.
Canidae All Natural Pet Foods announced that its line of all-natural petfood expanded to include new wet flavors: two grain-free formulas and a beef/fish formula for dogs, and two grain-free formulas for cats.
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Eukanuba introduces free iPhone application

Eukanuba recently announced its free OFF LEASH iPhone application, a mobile application that enables dog owners to locate dog parks closest to them.
Eukanuba recently announced its free OFF LEASH iPhone application, a mobile application that enables dog owners to locate dog parks closest to them.
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HBH Pet Products taps social media for product promotion

HBH Pet Products announced a contest to kick off its Twitter and Facebook pages, along with promoting its new line, No Grainers Dog Biscuits & Treats.
HBH Pet Products announced a contest to kick off its Twitter and Facebook pages, along with promoting its new line, No Grainers Dog Biscuits & Treats.
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Nebraska tornado hits Iams plant

A tornado that touched down June 17 sent 50 employees at a petfood manufacturing plant to the building's storm shelter.
A tornado that touched down June 17 sent 50 employees at a petfood manufacturing plant to the building’s storm shelter.
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Petfood maker, website donate to pet shelters

Castor & Pollux Pet Works, an Oregon, USA, manufacturer of natural petfood and treats, announced donating more than a half million meals to dog and cat shelters in the past year through its partnership with www.freekibble.com.
Castor & Pollux Pet Works, an Oregon, USA, manufacturer of natural petfood and treats, announced donating more than a half million meals to dog and cat shelters in the past year through its partnership with www.freekibble.com.
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PetSmart to buy back $350M of stock

PetSmart Inc. recently authorized a $350 million stock buyback in order to generate cash flow, according to the Wall Street Journal.
PetSmart Inc. recently authorized a $350 million stock buyback in order to generate cash flow, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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