Entries by Sheila M

Updated Regulations for humane transport and animal welfare in Canada

What follows is a notice sent to PIJAC Canada from our group at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency regarding long awaited updated regulations for the transport of animals. The updated Health of Animals Regulations Part XII (Transport of Animals) come into force today, February 20, 2020. The amendments were published in the Canada Gazette II in 2019. The Canadian […]

Canadian Pet Food – New Approval Number for Exports

What follows is a notice sent to PIJAC Canada from our group at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency regarding a new approval number system for exports which will impact pet food. Notice to the Industry: Change in the approval numbers of establishments exporting animal products and by-products February 5, 2020 The Canadian Food Inspection Agency […]

Community Management 101 for Pet Businesses

Written by PIJAC Canada Member and Guest Author Stephanie Dumont, Founder & Creative Director of StreetDog Marketing Community management is often used interchangeably with social media, but the truth is, community management can span multiple platforms and becomes critical to engaging audiences as your customer base grows! In a nutshell, ‘community management’ is all about […]

Brexit Update: Canadian Trade Agreements

What follows is a message sent to PIJAC Canada from our group at Agriculture and Agri-food Canada regarding Brexit and the transitional period between now and the end of the year.  We will continue to keep you up to date as the transition progresses in the coming months. Update on Brexit With the Brexit Withdrawal […]

Quebec Government Notice: Rabies Risk Management

The Government of Quebec has sent us the following notification and ask that we share with our industry network. This information below can be used to facilitate discussions with clients about precautions to take when caring for dogs from Northern Quebec. To people concerned with the adoption of dogs from Northern Québec Since 2012, there […]

Member Spotlight: Fairplay Pet Supply – 100 years of success

    100 years ago Fairplay started out as Fairplay Feed and Flour. It was 1919, the store in those days stocked hay, straw, livestock feed and flour. The store was named Fairplay Feeds by James L. Storey, a pioneer Alberta farmer and a well-known figure in Calgary at the time. The original store became a meeting place […]

The Passports Are Ready and We Are Off to Italy!

Zoomark, in Bologna Italy is one of the top trade pet events in the world.  Members will convene there as part of the 2019 Canadian Pavilion hosted by PIJAC Canada.  Export ready Canadian businesses are getting ready to pack their bags and heading to Europe to meet with exhibitors and buyers from all over the […]

PIJAC Canada at the Gastronome Animal Open House in Montreal

PIJAC Canada was present at the 2019 edition of Gastronome Animal’s Open House, which took place on Sunday, April 28th, in Montreal! Participants met with our Membership Coordinator, Stéphanie Renaud, to discuss the organization, tradeshows, membership benefits, education programs, and the Canadian Pet Community Awards! Gastronome Animal Inc., a long-time member of PIJAC Canada, is […]