A Note From President, Bob Vetere
The fourth annual Pet Industry Leadership Conference took place in San Antonio, Texas last month. After a week spent with leaders from all sectors of the industry, I feel invigorated about what lies ahead.
The conference featured world-class speakers, unmatched networking opportunities, and ample time to relax and reboot. A few event highlights include an inspiring presentation from legendary baseball manager Tony La Russa on his work with ARF and their Pets and Vets program, an insightful review of the industry’s current economic trends from economist Chris Kuehl, and Neil Pasricha’s thought-provoking keynote speech on happiness and human potential. Perhaps one of my favorite memories was the “goat break,” which gave attendees a chance to hold a baby goat during a refreshment break. Overall, this event proved to be an incredible opportunity for business leaders in our ever-evolving industry.
In other news, the recent extreme weather conditions we have experienced throughout the country pose a threat to humans and animals alike. Now, more than ever, adequate shelter is essential to protect pets from cold-related injuries such as frostbite and hypothermia. With the possibility of more cold temperatures ahead, I invite you to visit the PLC Giving Network through GreaterGood.org’s RescueBank and give in any capacity you can. Dog houses, heated dog beds, radiant heaters, blankets and hay are currently in critical demand. Thank you for your support in helping keep animals safe this winter. Bundle up and stay warm out there!
Zoetis Enables Cat Owners to Protect Their Pets Against Fleas, Ticks and More with New Revolution® Plus
Zoetis is giving cat owners a good reason to “tick the box” for parasite prevention with the launch of Revolution® Plus (selamectin and sarolaner topical solution), a new topical product providing 6-in-1 pest protection against parasites common to cats and kittens of every lifestyle (indoor-only, indoor/outdoor, and outdoor-only).
Dr. Evan Antin to be Honored at Global Pet Expo 2019
4 Benefits of Pet Adoption
Pets have an incomparable ability to improve owners’ lives in a number of ways, so it’s only right that pet parents do the same for them. That’s why, if you’re considering adding a pet to the family, adoption can be a great choice.
AVMA urges Congress to act on horse abuse
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is asking Congress to pass the U.S. Senator Joseph D. Tydings Memorial Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (H.R. 693), which would help eliminate the cruel and inhumane practice of soring horses.
Pet Care Community Legislative and Regulatory Landscape Overview
In our role as the advocacy watchdog for the responsible pet care community, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) works to protect and advance legislative and regulatory priorities with lawmakers.
2019 AKC National Championship Judging Panel Now Available
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to announce the judging panel for the 2019 AKC National Championship to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15, 2019.
Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) Funds Five New Grants
The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) announced funding for five new research projects focused on the positive effects of human-animal interaction on human health.
Worldwise, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Innovative Pet Travel Company: Petego, LLC
Worldwise, Inc., an industry leader in smart, stylish and environmentally responsible pet product solutions, is proud to announce their latest strategic acquisition of the Chicago, IL, based PetEgo, LLC, makers of innovative and award-winning travel and lifestyle pet products.
The NAVC and LifeLearn Partner to Deliver an All-New VetFolio
The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) announced today it has partnered with LifeLearn Animal Health to bring a smarter, more personalized and engaging VetFolio to the veterinary community.
SuperZoo 2019 Registration Now Open
SuperZoo opened registration for the annual industry event. It will be held from Aug. 20 to 22 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, with education sessions from Aug. 19 to 22.