Entries by Sheila M

Member Spotlight: Earth Rated

Earth Rated was founded by a group of friends who recognized a need for quality poop bags at affordable prices. The team identified a demand for new options for pet owners to dispose of pet waste as plastic bags were slowly being phased out of stores due to environmental concerns. Their focus being to keep […]

Best New Product Winner: Go Green with Pronature

From going green to eating green, the colour green has been trending in recent years. Pronature recently introduced their Life Fit>>Green+ dog and cat food that won Best New Product at our Expozoo show. We contacted Dominic Martel , Product Manager at Pronature to learn more about the product. 1. How long has Life Fit>>Green+ dog […]

Importance of Legal Counselling Within the Pet Industry

As a pet-centered business,  you may wish you had access to a lawyer who knows about the industry, someone who understands particular rules and regulations and the various loopholes that can affect the business decisions you make.  When PIJAC Canada asked members about what their biggest legal concerns were businesses shared their feedback: PIJAC Canada member, […]

Honesty is the Best Policy with this New Dog Food

  This year’s National Pet Industry Trade Show visitors were so impressed with  The Honest Kitchen‘s food that they won Best New Product for their new Whole Food Clusters. We got in touch with Bonnie Dixon, Director of Canadian Sales and Lucy Postins, Founder & Chief Integrity Officer to learn more about their new Whole Food Clusters.   When will The Honest […]

Town of Banff switches dog waste bags – Now uses new organic home technology

PIJAC Canada Member Press Release Town of Banff switches dog waste bags – Now uses new organic home technology Oxobiodegradable no longer an acceptable plastic alternative Vancouver, BC ( October 12, 2018) – The Town of Banff became the first municipality in Canada to change from using the now EU restricted oxobiodegradable bags common in Canadian […]

They Might be Small but their Impact is Mighty!

Small mammals are often a child’s first pet experience and can set the stage for pet ownership throughout their lives. They also make up a large portion of the pet industry and include everything from giant breed rabbits to dwarf hamsters. It is, therefore, crucial for pet store staff to understand the needs and health considerations […]

Rising Stars of the Canadian Pet Industry

To PIJAC Canada, supporting the Canadian pet industry is more than supporting the businesses alone.  It is about engaging and assisting future members to achieve and succeed in their professional aspirations. Across the country, students enter into post-secondary education with the pet industry as their goal. As a trade association, our vision includes the advancement and […]

How PIJAC Canada Cares for Pets

Did you know that the welfare of animals is not just found in the humane, rescue and healthcare sectors of the pet industry? PIJAC Canada is a trade organization that supports pet businesses nationwide. We believe that animal welfare is everyone’s business from pet professionals to media, government and the public. Here’s a list of […]

There is a New Training Treat in Town

Training dogs requires a form of positive reinforcement. They are the perfect way to tell a dog that they have done well. Your customers have probably heard of dry treats, but have they ever heard of a soft and chewy training treat? Oven Baked Tradition’s Soft and Chewy treats are so good, they won Best New […]

September Certified!

We want to shine light on the individuals who take their education and training seriously. What better way than to showcase the ones who have completed a certification by announcing it to all the industry! They should be proud, because they took the time and received their PIJAC Canada Pet Care Training Certification this month. […]