• Dog

    Snoop Dogg is getting into the hot dog business

    Is this considered cannibalism? Snoop Dogg is apparently planning to launch his own line of hot dogs — called “Snoop Doggs.” The 50-year-old rapper’s lawyers applied this past December at the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a federal trademark registration on the term “Snoop Doggs,” saying he plans to use it to sell hot dogs, various types of sausage and other products. According to Billboard, Snoop’s attorneys filed the trademark request as an intent-to-use application, meaning the “Drop It Like It’s Hot” hitmaker has not yet launched the company, but has serious intent to do so and wants  

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  • Pet Supplement

    Dog trainer launches new online supplement business for pets

    Dog-Eh officially launched online Dec. 3, 2021 in hopes of keeping our canine companions around longer For many families, their furry friend Fido is merely one of the family. That sentiment rings especially true for Barrie’s Amanda Wattie, whose oldest pup Bear has seen her through most of life’s big milestones. As her longtime fur buddy started aging, Wattie wanted to help him get the most out of his senior years and allow him to be as active as possible. “I wasn’t slowing down at all and I wanted to have him enjoy as many moments as he could with  

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  • Pet Food

    Thai Union establishes US pet food business

    BANGKOK — On Jan. 4, Thai Union Group PCL announced a new leader for its subsidiary, i-Tail Corporation PCL in an effort to support ongoing growth and development for its pet food business. The company is shuffling ownership of its US-facing pet food operations to support its recent launch of i-Tail Americas, Inc. i-Tail Americas was established as Thai Union’s pet food business brand in the United States, backed by $5 million in capital. The new subsidiary will go on to acquire US Pet Nutrition, a pet food seller and distributor, from Thai Union North America Inc. Roy Chan, chief  

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    New Seagrove business allows you to bring a dog or friend to grab a drink

    SEAGROVE, N.C. (WGHP) — David Isbell always wanted to open a bottle shop. His girlfriend loves espresso, and they both love dogs. So one day, they decided to combine all three and open a business. Stay on top of breaking news and weather with the FOX8 mobile app. A few months ago, Good Company Pups and Mugs opened in Seagrove, a town in the North Carolina countryside known for pottery. “When people come down here to hit a couple pottery shops, they can come in here and refuel real quickly for some more caffeine. Or if they need to unwind,  

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  • Pet Food

    Upstart specialty pet food maker Better Choice Co., based in Tampa, Florida, made big moves in 2021 as it looks to shake up a crowded marketplace. | Business Observer

    Better Choice Co., a maker of high-end pet food, will surely look back on 2021 as a transformational year. Highlighted by a listing on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker: BTTR), a $40 million capital raise and the hiring of an additional 20 employees, the Tampa-based company took huge strides, to say the least, and now is super-pumped for 2022. “We have more than 1,500 retail stores that we’ll be adding in 2022. Next year will be our ‘hockey stick,’” says CEO Scott Lerner, referring to a graphical representation of sudden growth commonly used by economists and statisticians. ‘We’re going  

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    Dog trainer closes Black Creek business after video alleges abuse

    BLACK CREEK, Wis. (WBAY) – A dog trainer in Black Creek has closed his business after a disturbing video was released alleging abuse. It’s been circulating on social media and on Tuesday the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office confirmed there is an active investigation into the incident. The video shows the owner of In Touch Dog Training, Allen Burnsworth with a pup called Odie, who appears to be cowering and terrified while given commands. “The initial reaction obviously is extreme anger,” said Luke Janssen, Odie’s owner. Since Action 2 News decided not to show much of the video, Janssen described the  

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  • Dog

    Southwest Austin dog day care celebrates 10 years in business

    A dog plays at Howl N Woof Dog Daycare, which celebrated its anniversary Nov. 15. (Courtesy Amy Emmons) Local owners Cody and Amy Emmons met while working at a doggy day care. Now, more than a decade later, the two celebrated 10 years since they started Howl N Woof Dog Daycare on Nov. 15, 2011. After Amy Emmons, who had been a veterinarian technician for 10 years, went through her dog training apprenticeship, the couple started dog training and dog sitting from their home. They realized they needed a new space after one Christmas the couple had 15 dogs in  

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  • Pet Food

    Veramaris bolsters team to support pet business

    DELFT, NETHERLANDS — Veramaris, a joint venture of Evonik and DSM producing Omega 3-rich algal oils for pet nutrition and aquaculture, recently appointed Jean-François Laudouze as global business development manager for Veramaris Pets’ Companion Animals division. “We are delighted to add Jean-François Laudouze to our global pet team,” said Jeff Alix, head of global business development for Veramaris Pets’ Companion Animals division. “He brings a broad range of knowledge and experience regarding the dynamic pet food value chain, especially in Europe. A very welcome team member.” The company released its first commercially available sustainable algal oil for pets in July  

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