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2 Pet-Industry Groups to Celebrate Major Milestones at Global Pet Expo

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The event is set for March 21-23.

STAMFORD, CT – American Pet Products Association President and CEO Bob Vetere announced that 2018 marks the 60th anniversary for the association. APPA, and the Pet Industry Distributors Association, which will be celebrating 50 years in the industry, will host the 14th annual Global Pet Expo March 21-23 in Orlando, FL.

APPA has come a long way since its beginnings in 1958 as the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association with just a handful of members and a trade show smaller than Global Pet Expo’s New Products Showcase, according to a press release. Today, the association is over 1,200 members strong and works primarily to promote responsible pet ownership and advance the pet products industry. As a trade association, APPA provides services and programs including Global Pet Expo, government and regulatory affairs, market research and additional industry support.

“When looking back at where it all started, not just our Association, but the pet industry in general, it’s amazing to see the progress we’ve made and all the work that has led us to where we are today,” said Vetere. “What started as a small industry with only a few key players has evolved into a $66 billion industry that continues to grow.”

For the past 50 years, PIDA’s mission has been to enhance the well-being of wholesaler-distributors and to promote partnerships with their suppliers and customers. Such efforts have included the Pet Store Pro online training program for independent retailers and the Pet Industry Leadership Conference bringing all segments of the industry together for networking, education and problem solving.

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“I can’t think of a more appropriate place to celebrate our anniversary than at Global Pet Expo,” said Steve King, president of PIDA. “We have been partners with APPA on this Show, among many other ventures, for years and we share the same mission of advancing our great industry and helping businesses succeed in this environment.”

As part of APPA’s celebration of six decades in the industry, the group is inviting past and current members along with any other individuals and organizations to submit a photo or video celebrating their own experiences in the industry. Do you have an interesting story of what got you into the pet industry? Do you have a vintage image of your pet products 20 or 30 years ago? Share stories, images, videos and more using the hashtag #APPAs60th on APPA’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AmericanPetProducts/.

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State Considers Banning ‘No Pets’ Rental Listings

Some landlords are not happy about the proposed legislation.

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New Hampshire legislators are considering a ban on “no pets” notices in property listings.

Proposed legislation would forbid landlords and home sellers from barring pet owners, the Concord Monitor reports.

They could make rules related to pet deposits, noise control, sanitation and safety, according to the newspaper. But they could set make rules based on size, breed or appearance.

The legislation was proposed by state Rep. Ellen Read, a Democrat from Newmarket. It has drawn opposition from some landords who say it could lead to unsanitary conditions as well as allergy problems for some residents.

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But Julia Seeley, New Hampshire state director for the Humane Society, said her organization supports the bill.

We just strongly believe that a family should not be torn apart simply over housing,” she said.

Read more at the Concord Monitor

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Spotify Rolls Out Music Playlists for Pets

Pets seem to favor classical music and soft rock.

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Digital music service Spotify had a hunch that people were playing tunes for their pets.

A study by the company found that 71% of pet owners did exactly that. The survey included 5,000 music-streaming pet owners from the U.S., the UK, Australia, Spain and Italy.

The company explains:

That being said, we created a unique experience to help you craft the pawfect algorithmically generated playlist for you and your pet to enjoy together. Head to spotify.com/pets for a playlist you can share with your dog, cat, iguana, hamster, or bird.

See the graphic below for more details from the survey.

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These States Have the Most Dog and Cat Owners … And These States Have the Least

The US is home to almost as many domestic pets as humans.

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A new report looks at which U.S. states are the most pet-loving.

Seniorliving.org, a website devoted to providing information to seniors, delved into recent data from the American Veterinary Medical Association to create its rankings.

Idaho had the highest rate of households owning at least one dog, at 58.3%, according to the report, which excluded Alaska and Hawaii, which were not measured in the AVMA study. Dogs are least common in Washington, DC, where 22.5% of households have at least one.

Vermont ranked first for percentage of households with at least one cat, at 44.6%. DC, meanwhile, is the least cat-owning place, with just 16.4% of households being home to a cat.

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The U.S. is home to almost as many domestic pets as human beings. Almost 1 in 3 of those pets are fish, Seniorliving.org explains.

Cats and dogs combine for about 54.8% of all domestic pets.

 

 

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