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January 14, 2013
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  • Report: Small-pet market is on the rise
    The small-pet market in the U.S. is bouncing back from the recession, and birds, fish, reptiles and small mammals account for 116 million pets, according to a report from the market research firm Packaged Facts. Those pets are likely to belong to families with children, and they receive grooming as well as toys and other products, according to the report. Drug Store News (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Nestle's new pet food aims to help dogs run with owners
    Nestle has announced a new pet food formula that's meant to help dogs keep up with their owners on runs. Purina Pro Plan Sport uses specific levels of protein and fat to help increase dogs' strength and endurance, and Nestle will promote the food through sports camps for dogs as well as races, runs and walks, the company said. Bloomberg (1/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Animal Supply expands coverage to 30 states
    Seattle-based Animal Supply acquired a distributor last week that will allow the company to add 12 states in the eastern U.S. and Washington, D.C., to its footprint. The company's latest acquisition gives it a presence in more than 5,000 pet stores in 30 states. PetProductNews.com (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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