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Healers PetCare Launches Partnership with Costa Rican Organic Farm

The partnership links two woman-owned companies.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Healers PetCare announces a strategic alliance with Biolley Farms, an organic farm located in the Costa Rican rainforest. The partnership links two woman-owned companies with equal passions for producing high-quality products.

Healers founder Terri Entler created her company in 2009 after becoming frustrated with inferior pet product lines. The business has since grown to offer a variety of pet first aid and safety items, and recently introduced a line in conjunction with Oregon-based, women-run health product firm Healing Tree Naturals. The line includes hot spot treatments, CBD oil products, a conditioning shampoo, and cut and wound treatments.

“I couldn’t be luckier to find such talented women in my own backyard that are committed to developing high quality pet products,” Entler said.

Biolley Farms provides educational and employment opportunities in one of the poorest regions of Costa Rica, teaching its workers and other nearby farmers to learn and implement organic cultivation. The new pairing will help further Healers’ mission to provide top-of-the-line solutions to keep pets healthy.

“This makes the second alliance Healers has with Pacific Northwest women, the first being the Healing Tree team,” Entler said. “Biolley’s owner, Jennifer Long, was one of my best friends at Tigard High School, and we reconnected last summer at our high school reunion. Jenni grows turmeric in some of the richest soil in Costa Rica, and we knew we needed to develop a product line together. I was already looking to create a golden paste for dogs, and her company was the perfect fit.”

The two firms’ collaborative Golden Paste for Dogs, a blend of high-grade, organic Costa Rican turmeric and black pepper, will debut at Global Pet Expo. The product has been third-party tested and validated at 4.8 percent curcumin levels — about 95 percent higher than competitive turmeric — which Entler and Long contribute to Biolley Farms’ rich soil and cultivation methods.

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“Our turmeric grows in a high-altitude, protected rainforest with the perfect blend of sunshine and rain,” Long said. “We grow our soil naturally using permaculture, bio-intensive and biodynamic methods. By growing soil that is rich in nutrients, we grow food forests that create a natural alliance with the protected rainforest around us. We process our turmeric by hand selecting the root, boiling it, and then solar drying it naturally in our drying beds.”

In addition to an organic, high-quality, anti-inflammatory, and cancer-reducing product, purchasing Golden Paste provides employment and education for Costa Rican farmers. Supporting the partnership helps to improve their welfare and that of their families.

“The personal aspect to our partnership that is special to me is that we have both gravitated toward natural medicines for pets that are true, long-term solutions providing a natural balance for wellness,” Long said. “This results in a holistic approach that is safe, affordable, and planet friendly.”

Healers PetCare was recently certified with the Washington State Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises. Each of its new products was created with the highest-quality ingredients to improve dogs’ overall health and well being.

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Show off Your Pet’s Tricks with the Vital Essentials Nationwide Contest

It runs through Jan. 27.

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(PRESS RELEASE)With the new year comes new goals and adventures. So, while you’re working on your personal goals, don’t forget about your four-legged family members. January is National Train Your Dog Month and an excellent opportunity to make a resolution to learn something new with your dog.

Vital Essentials is hosting its first ever “Train Your Dog” Contest on Instagram to help promote the importance of socialization and training for happier, healthier dogs. The contest runs Jan. 13-27. Two winners will be selected from photos posted on Instagram with #TricksforVETreats.

Pet parents can enter our “Train Your Dog” Contest in three easy steps:

  1. Teach your dog a new trick or help them perfect one they already know.
  2. Capture a photo or video of your dog showing off their trick.
  3. Post the photo or video on Instagram with #TricksforVETreats.

All entries will be featured in Vital Essentials Instagram highlights. Winners will be selected on Jan. 31 and will receive a prize pack that includes five Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Family Size Treats, an $80 value. These newest additions to the Vital Essentials lineup are great for multi-dog families or for sharing on your pup’s play dates.

“Our high value treats are ideally suited for training puppies, teaching new tricks or reinforcing positive behaviors,” commented Melissa Olson, VP marketing and sales. “Because our treats are made from single protein and freeze-dried, their nutritional value is much higher than other treats that are highly processed. Dogs eagerly follow commands to get their Vital Essentials reward!”

National Train Your Dog Month was established in 2010 and is designed to promote the importance and benefits of training dogs. Too many dogs are turned into animal shelters each year for behavior and training issues that could be easily solved with proper socialization and positive training. Most importantly, training your dog is not just beneficial, it’s FUN!

For more information and to see some great pet tricks, follow Vital Essentials on Instagram. Contest rules available at vitalessentialsraw.com/sweepstakes

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Oxyfresh Launching Cage Cleaner and New POP Display at Global

The company will be at booth 5970.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Oxyfresh will be exhibiting and showcasing its full line of premium pet dental health and grooming products at Global Pet Expo. The Oxyfresh booth 5970 will be launching its new point-of-purchase display featuring products from its dental line, as well as its new non-toxic Cage Cleaner.

Oxyfresh does not use harsh chemicals or additives that can be harmful to pets. Its groundbreaking, proprietary ingredient Oxygene is what sets the company’s products apart. It is unique because it gently and safely neutralizes the bacteria that causes pet bad breath and periodontal disease, helping pets live longer, happier lives.

The Oxyfresh booth will showcase some of its most popular and beneficial innovations. These include: Pet Dental Water Additive, Pet Ear Cleaner, Pet Shampoo, Pet Dental Gel Toothpaste, Pet Dental Breath Spray and Pet Deodorizer, to name a few. The recently launched Pet Dental Kit will also be displayed, which includes everything needed to help pets achieve a healthy mouth and fresh breath.

“Our Pet Dental line has had tremendous success over the years, which is why we are very excited to offer our new point-of-purchase display highlighting some of our most popular dental products at Global Pet Expo,” says Mariano Tellarini, president of Oxyfresh. “This new eye-catching, high-resolution POP display will help us to continue establishing brand awareness, increase revenue, and promote our innovative pet dental care creations.”

In addition, Oxyfresh is excited to officially launch its new Cage Cleaner at this year’s show. The Cage Cleaner is ideal for cleaning kennels and cages for small animals (birds, gerbils, mice, etc.) Like all products at Oxyfresh, Cage Cleaner is made in the USA, cruelty-free, non-toxic, safe, gentle, effective and won’t disrupt immune system.

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Europet Brings Unique Pet Products to US

The first two brands to be intoduced are Croci Spa from Italy and RelaxoPet from Germany.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Europet’s mission is to bring new European pet products to the U.S. market.

“We will be supplying “Europe’s best kept secrets” to American pet retailers across the country,” says Daniel Stopnicki, owner and founder of Europet, which is a subsidiary of My Family Canada.

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Stopnicki has been in the pet industry for nearly 40 years, specializing in market development for high quality European brands. Having been dedicated to the aquatics segment from the 1990s into the 2000s, he made the switch in 2016 when he introduced the revolutionary My Family Engraving system brand to both the USA and Canadian market place. As the owner of My Family Canada, he is the exclusive Canadian distribution partner for My Family.

Having solidified the My Family distribution network in the U.S., Stopnicki has transitioned out of the market development role with My Family USA. He is now able to focus on bringing his passion for high-end products and unique pet industry marketing expertise by providing access to the lucrative U.S. pet supply industry to a select number of European brands.

The first two brands that Europet will introduce are Croci Spa from Italy and RelaxoPet from Germany.

Europet is the exclusive U.S. distribution partner for Croci Spa, Pet Products from Italy. Croci was founded in Varese in the 1990 thanks to the entrepreneurial intuition of the Croci brothers. The company later gained success in Italy and abroad developing its own high-quality branded products.

Europet is also the exclusive U.S. distribution partner for RelaxoPet, a compact sound module that provides high-frequency vibrations for deep relaxation in dogs, cats, birds and even horses. Invented by Frank Bendix, the RelaxoPet pro Animal relaxation trainer can be used to relieve anxiety-related stress situations in most pets by influencingstress reaction in a subtle and hardly noticeable way — even preventively.

Europet will be exhibiting at the upcoming Global Pet Expo where it will have officially launch its new products.

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