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APPA Announces Upcoming Retirement of President and CEO Bob Vetere and Names PIDA President Steve King Succeeding CEO

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Officials at the American Pet Products Association (APPA) announced today the retirement of President and CEO Bob Vetere effective following the 2019 Global Pet Expo, March 20-22.  The APPA Board has selected Steve King, president of Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), as Vetere’s successor. King will be joining APPA in January of 2019. Vetere and King will work together to ensure a smooth transition until the official retirement.  more

bioDOGradable Bags has joined 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of annual sales

Category: NewsBite
bioDOGradable Bags has joined 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of annual sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment. more
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April 30 is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

Category: Dog Life
In honor of National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day on April 30, Helena Wayt, a veterinary student at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, explained some of the major reasons to adopt a pet from a shelter. For one, Wayt said, you are saving a life and giving an animal a second chance. Additionally, adopting from a shelter allows space for another animal to be taken off of the streets and put into an adoption program. So really, you are making a difference in the lives of multiple animals. more
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Tuxes and Tails: A Dream Wedding Package

Category: Dog Life
We've finally found the dream wedding: one that not only pampers brides and grooms, but their pups as well! The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, located in Rancho Mirage, California, has officially launched their new Tuxes & Tails LGBTQ wedding package. This awesome package is fabulously pup-friendly, making sure that all "pups of honour" are just as prepared for the big day as their parents are.  more
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Chagas Disease in Dogs

Category: Health
Whether your dog stays outside for hours at a time or is primarily an inside dog, all dogs are at risk for Chagas disease, a potentially fatal disease that affects the heart and other organ systems. Chagas disease is caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, which is spread to dogs through insects in the Reduviidae family, also commonly known as cone-nose or kissing bugs. more

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