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TOP’s Parrot Food Earns USDA Organic Certification

The result is a lineup of certified organic parrot food products.




(PRESS RELEASE) BEAVERTON, OR — Recognizing that a growing number of pet owners are searching for healthy, wholesome food for their companions, TOP’s Parrot Food announced that it has earned USDA Organic certification for its complete product lineup of pellets, seed mixes and treats.

The company, which just celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2018, recently completed its certification period after a thorough review by the Oregon Department of Agriculture. The result is a lineup of certified organic parrot food products that are made with all organic ingredients and managed with internal processes that meet the rigorous standards of the designation.

“Earning USDA Organic certification is a responsibility that we take very seriously and puts the TOP’s brand in a higher-level category when it comes to offering truly healthy, natural food for parrots,” said Benjamin Ertischek, chief executive officer. “Bird owners around the world can now be 100 percent confident that TOP’s Parrot Food organic products offer the best ingredients for their companions. We are excited to be the only parrot food company that can proudly use the USDA Organic mark and that does not use any fillers, like peanuts, corn or soy, or artificial flavors or colors.”

TOP’s Parrot Food is best known for its proprietary parrot pellets that are made with all natural ingredients. A line of seed mixes for large and small birds, birdie bread mixes, and seed treats completes the company’s product offerings.

According to the USDA, organic certification symbolizes to consumers that best practices and careful stewardship have been put into a company’s products. The certified organic seal guarantees certain safeguards that are verified by a third party, such as using non GMO ingredients.

The company has began rolling out new product packaging featuring the USDA Organic seal and will be fully transitioned in early 2019.


The TOP’s brand is offered nationwide in the U.S. and in 14 countries on four continents. The company has nearly doubled the number of relationships it has with pet retailers and distributors in 2018, according to Ertischek.



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Phillips Pet Food & Supplies Continues Expansion of Western Distribution in Colorado

They will be available by the end of December 2018.




(PRESS RELEASE) EASTON, PA — Phillips Pet Food & Supplies, a leading pet product distributor serving the independent pet channel, continues to expand its product selection in the western United States with the addition of four important brands at its Colorado facility. The product lines for Stella & Chewy’s, Canidae, Evanger’s and Petcurean will be available through Phillips by the end of December 2018 in the Denver distribution center, which serves Colorado, western Kansas and northern New Mexico.

“Phillips continues to build our vendor partnerships and expand the assortment of products that are relevant to our customers,” says Elizabeth Thibodeau, vice president, Merchandising & Marketing for Phillips Pet Food & Supplies. “By curating a regional intentional assortment with compelling brands such as Stella & Chewy’s, Canidae, Evanger’s and Petcurean, Phillips continues to demonstrate our commitment to becoming the preferred service provider in pet specialty.”

Stella & Chewy’s

Stella & Chewy’s is committed to providing the highest quality, natural pet food available using exceptional ingredients responsibly sourced from farmers and ranchers the brand knows and trusts. Crafted in the USA, Stella & Chewy’s fresh, frozen and freeze-dried pet food emphasizes nutrition, palatability, safety and convenience. The brand’s commitment to superior quality is evidenced in grass fed, cage free and wild caught meats along with 100 percent organic fruits and vegetables. All products are grain free, gluten free and are enhanced with probiotics.


Canidae has been making pet food since 1996 and is committed to quality ingredients. The company promises that what they say is in its dog and cat food is what’s in the food. Canidae uses real meat or fish first in its PURE limited ingredient dog and cat foods. There are eight key ingredients in Grain Free PURE Petite formulas for small dogs and farm-grown ingredients in Under the Sun dog and cat food recipes. The All Life Stages formula has nutritionally dense meat and fish meals.


Evanger’s offers innovative, hand-packed gourmet dinners and balanced meals for pets of all life stages, age and breeds. The line includes canned and dry food for dogs and cats, treats for dogs and food for ferrets. Evanger’s utilizes high-quality, inspected meats to make palatable and nutritious foods that satisfy even finicky eaters. The foods have no soy, corn, wheat, artificial ingredients, preservatives, harmful additives or by-products.


Petcurean is a family-owned Canadian company that creates premium-quality pet food recipes: GO! Solutions, Now Fresh, Gather and Spike treats for dogs and cats. GO! Solutions provides specific formulas for pets with unique dietary needs. Now Fresh offers dry and wet pet food recipes with 100 percent fresh meats and healthy omega oils. Gather is crafted from certified and organic ingredients and is sustainably produced. Spike allows pet parents to reward their dogs with treats made using all-natural ingredients.

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Hound & Gatos Partners with United Pacific Pet

Hound & Gatos will be available to independent retailers in AZ, CA, HI and NV.




(PRESS RELEASE) FRANCIS, WI – Hound & Gatos, a canned dog and cat food company, has teamed up with United Pacific Pet (UPP). With this new partnership in place, Hound & Gatos will now be available to independent retailers in Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada.

Recently acquired by Charlee Bear Pet Products, the pet food company is looking to expand its national distribution in anticipation of the brand’s impending updates.

“UPP’s professionalism and commitment to customer service are only a couple of the reasons that we’re thrilled to collaborate with them,” said Patrick McGarry, general manager of Charlee Bear Pet Products.

“We’ve got some exciting upcoming plans in the works for Hound & Gatos, and we know UPP’s extensive network will help us to continue growing and reaching more pet parents with our protein-packed pet food.”

Hound & Gatos features real animal meat protein in its canned diets for both dogs and cats, catering to pets’ natural carnivore instincts. To learn more, visit or email

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Pipolino Debuts Mobile Food Dispenser to U.S. Market

It promotes both physical and mental balance.




(PRESS RELEASE) Pipolino’s mobile and adjustable dry food dispenser allows pets to find food as they would in nature, which promotes both physical and mental balance. Animals have the ability to roll Pipolino on the ground or in a trough in order to dispense kibble slowly and chase or “hunt” for their food. Pipolino provides countless benefits and helps to avoid many common problems today’s pets face such as boredom, over eating, obesity, bad digestion, physical inactivity, aggression, and the ingesting of foreign bodies.

Additional features of Pipolino Include:

• Fits all brands, sizes and shapes of dry food.

• Contains a quantity of pellets allowing to feed one or many animals (depending on the choice of the model) during a meal, for one day, or for a weekend.

• Enable to modify, by simple adjustment, the ease of distribution of food, which trains the animal gradually and gently to eat slowly.

• Designed so that all the pieces of kibble coming out are immediately eaten, don’t scatter on the floor, don’t get crushed and don’t collect dust on the ground.

• Designed not roll under the furniture where the animal would not be able to recover it.

• Made of shocks-resistant, recyclable, food-grade quality materials.

MSRP: $24.90



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