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Rad Cat Recall
Pease see the links below for more information
Click here to read the letter from Rad Cat
Click here for the Recall Return Response Form
Click here for the Consumer Claim Form
Important Update on Royal Canin
Effective September 17, Royal Canin will service your retail product needs direct. Animal Supply Company is pleased to continue as Royal Canin’s logistics provider for fulfillment and delivery of those orders. Please read further in the attached letter for more information on how to place orders going forward for Royal Canin products.
Click here to read the letter from Royal Canin
Pet Health Tips for Autumn
By Matt Henry|PetHealthNetwork.com
Ahhh, Fall! This time of year means football, crisp air, colorful foliage and even, depending on where you live, a little bit of snow. It’s a great time to get outside with your pet; for a dog, there’s nothing like a romp in the leaves, while for cats, midday sunbeams have never felt better as the days get shorter and the nights get colder. When it comes to keeping your pet healthy and helping him enjoy fall to the fullest, there are some things to keep in mind.
Click here to find out how to keep your furry friends healthy and happy this fall!
7 Ways You're Putting Your Dog in Danger Every Time You Drive
By Aaron Miller | Supercompressor.com
It’s hard to ignore that pleading look in your dog’s eyes whenever you head towards the door with your car keys. And why would you want to? Fact is, a nice leisurely drive with the windows down is an olfactory field day for your pup, and lets you skirt the guilt of leaving him home alone.
You’re responsible enough (hopefully) to know never to leave your dog alone in the car or, uh, strap him to the roof. But there’s still an insanely high likelihood that you’re putting your dog’s life in danger every time you hit the road. You'd never let your child roam free around your car, drooling excessively without a seatbelt. The safety risks for your dog are just as severe.
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Important Update on Mars Pet Care
We understand that many of you have been negatively affected by Mars Pet Care’s unexpected decision to transition their Nutro®, Greenies®, Iams®, Iams Vet®, Eukanuba® and Natura® brands to another distributor. We are working diligently to manage this transition with integrity and open communication to help minimize the impact to your business.
Click here to view full letter from Jeff Sutherland, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Animal Supply Company was informed by Mars Pet Care that we will no longer be their distributor for the Nutro®, Greenies®, Iams®, Iams Vet®, Eukanuba® and Natura® brands anywhere in the U.S. Although Mars verbally informed us that we will continue to service these products through the end of September, we are now receiving conflicting information from Mars. We are committed to servicing you and will keep you informed as we receive additional information.
Click here to view full letter from George Ristevski, Chief Executive Officer
Pet Safety for Independence Day (Infographic)
By Bethany, Associate Producer | Petfinder.com
Share these eight tips for enjoying the Fourth of July with your dog.
Click here to view the infographic
Any animal compelled to lap up toilet water probably has a cast-iron constitution, right? So what harm can come to a dog who drinks out of natural bodies of water?
Plenty, as it turns out.
Click here to read more on how to keep your dogs safe this summer!
Dogs Born without Front Legs Get New Wheels
Canine brother and sister Honey and Badger used to fall and they couldn't get up.
But thanks to a set of monster truck wheels, these fox terriers are rollin' again!
They were born without front legs. Their owner, Patti Mauldin of Valhalla Canine Rescue, outfitted them with a standard set of chair-style dog wheels.
But they were always reluctant to wear them and couldn't get around well.
That's where Random Owens and Garth Knapp of Sound Prosthetics in Olympia came in.
They usually work with human clients. But this was a challenge they couldn't resist.
Click here to read more about Honey and Badger.
IRVING, TX, April 13, 2015 – Animal Supply Company (“ASC”) today announced that it has acquired the assets of Coast Pet Distributors (“Coast”), headquartered in Carlsbad, CA. Coast will operate as part of the ASC West Region and immediately begin serving customers as Animal Supply Company.
Click here to read the full announcement.
Click here to read the FAQ's for Coast Pet retailers.
Here's a dog tale about a pooch with a literal "spring" in his steps.
Brutus, a 2-year old Rottweiler, is walking again thanks to modern technology and months of training. He's said to be only the second dog ever known to have four prosthetic limbs.
Those of us living in cold, snowy regions of the country are used to the yearly routine of getting ourselves ready for the frosty season. We normally change our wardrobe, insulate our homes, and even get our cars set up for the winter roads. Because our dog needs as much preparation as we do, it’s crucial that we never forget taking precautions to keep Fido warm and safe. Due to the serious wintertime hazards outside, like ice and antifreeze, taking certain steps to ensure that the season brings only joy is of utmost importance.
Read on for tips on keeping your pup safe during winter
You can tell a lot about a person by what dog breed is their favorite. First of all, they’re a dog person, so they get cool points right from the start. But knowing whether someone is a Husky or Lab person can tell you a lot about them as a person.
As the weather gets colder, one creative way to warm up is to snuggle with a cuddly canine. So, next time there’s a chill in the air, build a fire, grab a blanket and get cozy with one of these affectionate breeds!
We all love our pets and wish they could be around forever. Cuddle Clones is giving pet owners the opportunity to do just that by creating custom stuffed animals or figurines in the likeness of your furry pal.
Roo, a two-legged chihuahua, and Penny, a silkie chicken, have a very unlikely friendship but their bond is undeniable. Both were rescued when they were very young and have become inseparable.
You could say Lanette Fidrych is a doggone good businesswoman. She's the founder and owner of Cycle Dog, an environmentally friendly dog products business. The Portland, Oregon, based company makes dog collars, leashes and other items using recycled bicycle tire inner tubes.
Click here to watch the video highlighting the earth-conscious, dog-friendly company
A dog breed’s name may reveal something about his origins, his intended work, or perhaps the person instrumental in developing the breed. Other times, a breed’s name is just a name… and occasionally a confusing one at that.
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We’re used to seeing beautiful women – usually supermodels – driving or caressing automobiles in television commercials. That day may be coming to an end thanks to Karl Lagerfeld’s cat, Choupette, who’s decided it’s time for a female feline to take the wheel. Literally.
Click here to read more and watch the video
7 Must-Shop Cars for Dog Lovers
When it comes to cars for dog owners, there's no question that some vehicles are simply better than others. Whether you're setting out on a long road trip or running out for a quick in-town errand, you want to be able to transport your furry friend as safely, conveniently and comfortably as possible.
Ready to start shopping for that new car? Click here to read AutoTrader.com's recommendations
The holidays are upon us. Manufacturers have made items specifically designed for this time of year. And these items are seasonally adorable. So when scrambling to buy the holiday host a gift, don’t forget about their special pets and pick up these fun toys, collars and more.
Click here to see the top holiday items for pets
Natural pet products are on track to exceed $7 billion in 2014, according to market research publisher Packaged Facts.
Although the recession softened consumer spending, premiumization has been driving much of the pet market growth, and this trend has emerged as an essential aspect of the natural pet products segment, according to “Natural, Organic, and Eco-Friendly Pet Products in the U.S., 5th Edition.”
Click here to read more on MediaPost.com
When you put your store together, do you ever consider how your customer sees the merchandise? Do you consider what you put between the front door and the various kinds of food you sell? If you haven't, take a moment and walk through your store. You might be surprised how little of the cool stuff you offer that isn't easily seen by customers who are in a hurry. They don't need to see every item, just the common "add-ons" that people will buy most visits. If you've done your job, they will know where to walk to see what they want.
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The Movember campaign was created to spark conversations about men's health. If you want 'stache style inspiration for the men in your life, take cues from these cats.
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Well, one woman is! Dorothy Hunter from Paws Natural Pet Emporium in Richland, WA is sticking to a strictly pet food diet for 30 days in the hopes to raise awareness about the diets of pets and humans.
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Click here to see pictures from the ASC West Open House held in our new distribution center in Whittier, CA. Look for information coming soon for our Fall Open Houses in Sonoma, CA and Tacoma, WA!