Posts tagged "pet toys"

Steve Dale at Total Pet Expo: Stop Selling Dogs & Cats

Steve Dale at Total Pet Expo: Stop Selling Dogs & Cats
I was the keynote speaker at the Backer’s Total Pet Expo Awards press luncheon on September 20. My topic:  ’The Importance of the Human/Animal Bond in Pet Retail.’ Backer’s Total Pet Expo TV host Kristen Levine, from Kristen Levine Pet Living,, emceed the awards and gave me kind introduction. Here’s what i said. These weren’t... Read more »

Global Pet Expo

Welcome to Global Pet Expo - Purrs to the thousands of attendees
Global Pet Expo, largest pet trade show, March 12-14, Orange County Convention Center Orlando, FL featuring about 1,000 exhibitors, about 3,000 booths and as many new products. The American Pet Products Association show attacked dozens of journalists who blog and broadcast about pets as well as several celebrities including baseball and animal welfare legend Tony LaRussa and... Read more »

Pet Gifts for Holidays

The Duck Dynasty family is ubiquitous on TV, from chatting on late-night talk shows and marching in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to appearing in pet stores as plush squeaky duck dog toys. Each toy duck vaguely resembles someone in the TV reality family. So, of course, the Willie and Jase ducks have red beards, while Phil and Si ducks have white beards. The duck toys are $13.95 to $17.95 at www.barkerandmeowsky.com; (773) 868-0200.
Increasingly, pets get holiday gifts, not only from their immediate families but also from friends and relatives. When attending a party, in addition to the traditional hostess gift, guests often tote a present for the resident pet(s). Here are a few ideas for pets for the Howlidays: (© Tribune Content Agency, LLC; Steve Dale PetWorld,... Read more »
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Holiday Gifts for Pets: New Products Help Pets To Be Green

You'd think that picking up after Fido is the right "green" thing to do, but that's not the case; the average plastic bag takes 1,000 years to biodegrade. You can now get the job done with Earth Rated Poop Bags, which biodegrade in 40 days. The bags are available in various quantities, and some even smell like lavender (at least while empty). Bags are available in over 2,000 retail stores and online. Learn more at www.earthrated.com.
The economy be damned, most pet owners still manage to provide holiday gifts for their four-legged friends. At the Annual H.H. Backer Annual Pet Industry Christmas Trade Show last month in Rosemont, Ill., which previewed many new products, a common theme was “being green.” Here are some new products – which you may consider for... Read more »

Backer Trade Show: Hundreds of Pet Products on Dispay

Due to sickness and death as a result of chicken jerky treats - I have told people not to buy any jerky treats. http://www.chicagonow.com/steve-dales-pet-world/2012/07/just-say-no-to-chicken-jerky-treats/
I am mostly right - I mean why take a chance with your beloved pet? However, I didn't explain that there are a small pawful of companies with source ALL of their ingredients in the U.S. and are therefore safe. Here's one company - and, in fact, they went into business out of concerns of companies (often large companies) who source from China (some concede this on their packaging, some do not). Until things improve regarding products made in China (for pets or people), why would you take a chance?
Want to know what’s new in the world of pet products, from games for cats to jerky treats truly made in the USA. It’s all at the annual H.H. Annual Backer Christmas Show held at the Rosemont Convention Center, Rosemont, IL. I’ll be writing soon about highlights, some of may favorite new products…These  images are an... Read more »

Bret Michaels: Pets Rock Pet Toys

Bret Michaels: Pets Rock Pet Toys
Bret Michaels is more than show biz survivor; he’s a survivor, period. “Rock ‘n roll is the reason for, and the ruin for all things in my life,” Michaels says. Like many rock ‘n roll survivors, he has overcome his share of demons. Today, Michaels thanks doctors, changes in his lifestyle, and a Siberian Husky... Read more »
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