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AVMA and Hill's unite to curb obesity

The American Veterinary Medical Association and Hill's Pet Nutrition teamed up to create a series of short videos addressing pet and owner obesity.
The American Veterinary Medical Association and Hill’s Pet Nutrition teamed up to create a series of short videos addressing pet and owner obesity.
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Canidae plant runs on wind power

Canidae All Natural Pet Foods is going green by manufacturing its Snap-Biscuits and Snap-Bits dog treats at a wind-powered facility in Oklahoma, USA, according to a company press release.
Canidae All Natural Pet Foods is going green by manufacturing its Snap-Biscuits and Snap-Bits dog treats at a wind-powered facility in Oklahoma, USA, according to a company press release.
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Greenies restricted to veterinarians, specialty retailers

Nutro Products Inc. has restricted the sale of Greenies, canine and feline dental chews, to veterinary hospitals and pet specialty retailers, according to a FAQ section on Nutro's website.
Nutro Products Inc. has restricted the sale of Greenies, canine and feline dental chews, to veterinary hospitals and pet specialty retailers, according to a FAQ section on Nutro’s website.
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Mars Petcare expands in New Zealand

Mars Petcare is expanding its work schedule at its New Zealand plant from three shifts into four to handle increased demands in Australia, according to an article by the Wanganui Chronicle.
Mars Petcare is expanding its work schedule at its New Zealand plant from three shifts into four to handle increased demands in Australia, according to an article by the Wanganui Chronicle.
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Nestlé launches first research unit in Japan

Nestlé S.A. announced the launch of the company's first Japan-based research unit for scientific research May 20 in a company press release.
Nestlé S.A. announced the launch of the company’s first Japan-based research unit for scientific research May 20 in a company press release.
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Pedigree donates 500 pounds of petfood

Friday Night Live, a Corning, California, USA, teen group who helps out local seniors, discovered the seniors were sharing part of their Meals on Wheels food with their pets because they could not afford to buy petfood, according to Corning...
Friday Night Live, a Corning, California, USA, teen group who helps out local seniors, discovered the seniors were sharing part of their Meals on Wheels food with their pets because they could not afford to buy petfood, according to Corning Observer.
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PetSmart gets product ideas from consumers

Edison Nation, which works with manufacturers and retailers to find and deploy product innovations, is now taking submissions for pet products from everyday people on behalf of PetSmart Inc., according to an Edison Nation press release.
Edison Nation, which works with manufacturers and retailers to find and deploy product innovations, is now taking submissions for pet products from everyday people on behalf of PetSmart Inc., according to an Edison Nation press release.
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Senate confirms Hamburg as FDA commissioner

The US Senate confirmed President Barack Obama's pick to oversee food and drug safety by voice vote on May 18, according to The Washington Post.
The US Senate confirmed President Barack Obama's pick to oversee food and drug safety by voice vote on May 18, according to The Washington Post.
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UK company sponsors dog training manual

UK-based dog food manufacturer Fish 4 Dogs announced the sponsorship of dog trainer and behaviorist Carolyn Menteith's latest manual, 4 Paws Training Plan, which was launched at the recent Ultimate Pet Show, according to an article from GleeWire.
UK-based dog food manufacturer Fish 4 Dogs announced the sponsorship of dog trainer and behaviorist Carolyn Menteith’s latest manual, 4 Paws Training Plan, which was launched at the recent Ultimate Pet Show, according to an article from GleeWire.
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Utah city drops American Nutrition citation, fine

The City of Ogden, Utah, USA, has dropped a citation and $125 fine against American Nutrition because the company agreed to comply with a city ordinance prohibiting the emission of odorous air contaminants, according to an article from ...
The City of Ogden, Utah, USA, has dropped a citation and $125 fine against American Nutrition because the company agreed to comply with a city ordinance prohibiting the emission of odorous air contaminants, according to an article from Standard-Examiner.
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