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Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference Set for March

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The event returns to the Georgia International Convention Center.

(Press Release) MONROVIA, CA – Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference — the Southeast’s largest trade show, conference and competition for professional pet stylists and service professionals — returns to the Georgia International Convention Center, March 9-12, 2017. 

The event is produced by World Pet Association. This marks the second year at the Georgia International Convention Center, allowing attendees to enjoy North America’s largest grooming competitions — with 10 contests spread over three days — on the bigger show floor while browsing the latest products, tools and supplies from more than 100 exhibitors.

New for 2017, competitions will be held Friday through Sunday to allow for attendees to get a full day dedicated to education on Thursday. Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference will offer more than 70 seminars in on-trend grooming and pet services subjects ranging from mobile grooming and cat grooming to treating skin and coat problems to marketing and social media. Lynn Switanowski returns and will present a complimentary 90-minute session spotlighting social media and how it can improve your business on Friday, March 10.

For a new twist, Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference will make a future pet grooming or pet services professional’s dream come true with the #APFC17Dreamer contest. Pet groomers and service professionals can nominate a junior colleague doing excellent work to receive a $400 scholarship to use on education sessions to help them grow into their career. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 20. For more information, visit bit.ly/APFC17Dreamer.

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“Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference prides itself on constantly offering attendees new and exciting ways to further their grooming education and find products and solutions that will boost their business,” said Doug Poindexter, president of WPA. “It’s important to provide groomers and pet professionals the valuable knowledge and resources needed to succeed.”

The 10 grooming contests, including the crowd favorite Rescue Rodeo, will take place along with popular competitions such as Creative Styling and First Timers. New for 2017 is the Kenchii Kup, which will award $5,000 to the first-place winner. The deadline to enter any of the contests is Friday, Feb. 24 at 5 p.m. Pacific.

Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference is the first show to adopt new rules spelled out by GroomTeam USA, with the organization’s Sanctioned Classes for competitions in the Open Division: Wire Coat Handstripped, Other Purebred Scissoring, Sporting Spaniels and Setters, Poodles. The Intermediate and Entry competitions will still take place, but no longer count toward GroomTeam points.

“The change in GroomTeam rules will allow contestants to abide by widely accepted international rules,” said Judy Breton, CMG, CKO, director of grooming and special services for WPA. “This ensures everyone is on a level playing field and GroomTeam will award points to the very best in their field.”

In addition, Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference will host a Cartoon Party where attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite cartoon characters. It will be held at the Hilton Atlanta Airport in the Chattahoochee Ballroom on Saturday, March 11, from 9 p.m. to midnight. Complimentary food and fun will be served, along with music.

2017 sponsors include: Andis Company, Electric Cleaner Company, Espree Animal Products, Evolution Shears, Fresh ‘n Clean Products, Kenchii Professional Grooming, Learn2GroomDogs.com, Nature’s Specialties, Oster Professional Products, ShowSeason Animals Products, Wag’n Tails Mobile Conversions and Wahl Clipper Corporation.

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For more information or to register online, visit www.atlantapetfair.org.

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Hikari Herptile: A New Line of Food Products for Reptiles at Global

Include ready-to-use gel items that will entice lizards with their natural food-like texture while providing all of the nutrients and minerals required for optimal health.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Hikari will unveil a variety of innovative new fish food and reptile food products at Global Pet Expo, booth 1735. Hikari is introducing Hikari Herptile, a line of groundbreaking food products for lizards and other reptiles. The new products include ready-to-use gel items that will entice lizards with their natural food-like texture while providing all of the nutrients and minerals required for optimal health.

All Hikari food products are uniquely created for the specific types of animals for which they are intended. Hikari Herptile features the following supplement-rich, scientifically formulated and lab-verified nutrient blends:

  • LeopaGel. Developed for Leopard Geckos and other insect-eating lizards, LeopaGel offers an appealing live food-like texture.
  • CrestGel. Ideal for the Crested Gecko and other fruit and insect-eating lizards, CrestGel has a natural food-like texture that lizards will happily attack.
  • DragonGel. DragonGel boasts a natural food-like texture that Bearded Dragons and other vegetable-eating lizards will adore.
  • Dragon Delite. This scientifically balanced nutrient mix is ideal for adult Bearded Dragons over 8 inches, and other vegetable and insect-eating lizards with larger appetites. Lizards will love the pellets’ texture, which is akin to live food.

Hikari Herptile products are designed to make the process of feeding lizards and other reptiles easier for owners, and tastier and more nutritious for pets. A 30-day supply of each product is packed in an Oxy-Stop dual format package with an easy-feed spout for proper proportion offerings — which eliminates the hassle of mixing food and dealing with odor and wasted product. Most importantly, no additional supplementation is required, as each diet provides the nutrients and minerals that reptiles need to thrive. With continued exclusive use of Hikari Herptile products, pet owners will observe a noticeable reduction in waste odor and stickiness, thereby minimizing the amount of time required to clean their reptiles’ habitats.

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K-9 Adventures ShowcasingDry Land Mushing Technology at Global

It will be at Global Pet Expo, booth 6651.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Dryland Dog Mushing is the newest sensation in active dogs and owners coming together for the ultimate exercise experience. K9 Adventures will be showcasing innovative Dryland Mushing technology, The Newest Sacco Dog Cart, at this year’s Global Pet Expo, booth 6651.

Originally started in Europe to train sled dogs in the summer months when the snow would melt; Dryland Mushing has since turned into a year-round, worldwide activity and/or sport in which a dog or team of dogs pull a human on dryland (sand, dirt, grass, rock or cool pavement). Today, local Urban and Dryland Mushing groups have become increasingly popular and meet-ups are happening through parks and nature trails around the country. With safety training and the highest quality components in place, anyone can participate in Dryland Mushing.

The Sacco Dog Cart is world renowned as Urban Mushing’s top-of-the-line foldable cart. Boasting number one in safety, comfort and durability; K-9 Adventures is offering the Sacco cart Designed By Heine Di Leggerini, Sacco International.

Features of the Sacco Dog Cart include:

  • Foldable high-grade steel chassis with an adjustable folding seat back for easy transport and storage.
  • The wheels are 24 inches with low rolling resistant tires and quick disconnecting wheel axle assembly for easy one-step wheel removal and installation.
  • All four wheels utilize hydraulic disc brakes with separate parking brake levers.
  • With a 59-inch steering radius the cart has an independent front axle with swing free steering assembly and almost 4 inches of adjustable rear wheel suspension.

“It is our goal to bring the Sacco cart into more homes and appeal to not only the mushers but to anyone who wants to adventure and spend time with their high energy dog,” expresses Steven Nornhold, CEO at K9 Adventures, “We are very excited to showcase our product at this year’s Global Pet Expo and we can’t wait to share the many benefits of Dryland Mushing and the Sacco Dog Cart with all who attend!”

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Disposable, Biodegradable Bowls Available to U.S. Retailers

They are made with bamboo fiber available for hotels and retailers to offer the growing number of pet owners.

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(PRESS RELEASE) On-the-go lifestyles and traveling pets means a need for more convenient disposable products for pet owners. Introducing First FWD, LLC’s disposable and biodegradable colorful pet feeding bowls made with bamboo fiber available for hotels and retailers to offer the growing number of pet owners. With more than 1,600 hotels that accommodate pets and many more retailers moving away from plastic, biodegradable pet bowls are a better alternative to helping the environment and peace of mind for pet owners.

First FWD, LLC (https://amzn.to/30Fr0tF) is bringing 100% biodegradable colorful pet bowls to the United States largest hotels and retailers. These pet bowls are made with bamboo fiber that easily decomposes naturally in the environment. There are six different color bowls (Light Blue, Pink, Yellow, Green, Purple and Dark Blue) that come in five different sizes (S, M, L, XL, XXL).

Like many pet owners, First FWD found that traveling with pets meant using multiple plastic bowls or using the same metal bowl throughout a week stay. Leaving a pet’s food and water bowls out for days without cleaning them runs the risk of spreading dangerous bacteria and potentially contracting a foodborne illness. Also, using multiple plastic pet bowls means more plastic pollution for the environment. The solution was to provide a biodegradable pet bowl that was stylish, colorful, functional, as well as sturdy.

The shift toward ethically disposable products is here and First FWD sought out a supplier that is economical; keeping costs affordable for hotels and retailers. Gone are the plain compostable bowls that are single use, flimsy, and boring. As well, no one wants to carry foldable plastic bowls that need to be washed every night when traveling. First FWD, LLC is the first in the United States to bring stylish and colorful biodegradable bowls that are ready for purchase in small quantities or in bulk.

Brenda Button at First FWD, LLC is North American’s Sales Representative working with all businesses to meet budget and supply. Smaller orders can be easily ordered online at: https://amzn.to/30Fr0tF. For larger orders, or a specific color, you can get a quote or sample by speaking directly with Brenda at (403) 681-7225 or 232760@email4pr.com.

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