United to Improve Our Lives with Pets

The Pet Leadership Council brings together company leaders, industry organizations, trade associations, animal welfare organizations, veterinarians, academia and advocates for pets to promote responsible pet ownership.

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The Pet Leadership Council works with all levels of government, industry, and pet owners to promote responsible lifestyles with companion animals.

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Protect Pet Choice

Puppy mills are an unacceptable problem, but the Pet Leadership Council believes pet store bans prohibiting people’s right to purchase dogs at local shops is not the solution. That’s why the PLC is supporting efforts to establish science-based standards for the care and welfare of breeding dogs.

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Happy Healthy Fish

The Pet Leadership Council embraces the responsibility to ensure the health and welfare of aquatic life, promote environmental stewardship and provide education and training on responsible fish keeping. That’s why the PLC is working to educate consumers about selecting and caring for the right fish, the prevention of invasive species and ongoing conservation efforts.

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Pet Industry News

eCommerce Drives Pet Food Sales Above $27 Billion

A new report on the state of the pet food industry suggests that eCommerce is responsible for pushing sales of dog and cat food in the United States over $27 billion in 2018. The breakdown, included as part of Packaged Facts‘ 14th edition of Pet Food in the US, indicates that eCommerce both expanded the […]

Whippet Takes Home Best In Show at AKC National Championship

At this year’s American Kennel Club (AKC) National Championship, the real winner was… Whiskey. The Whippet, Pinnacle Tennessee Whiskey — or just Whiskey, as he is known to his friends and fans — stood out among 5,000 other entries to earn Best in Show at the 2018 event. Whiskey and his handler, Justin Smithey, share […]

New Study Suggests Overweight Dogs Live Shorter Lives

A new study suggests that overweight dogs are more likely to live shorter lives than those with body weights closer to ideal. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Liverpool and Mars Petcare’s Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition, compared the lifespans of overweight dogs with those of dogs with ideal weights. The researchers found […]

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