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What's New in the Pet Food Industry?

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Posted 12/19/2016

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

Posted 06/24/2016

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

Posted 09/18/2015

Pet Health Tips for Autumn
By Matt Henry|

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!

Posted 09/04/2015

7 Ways You're Putting Your Dog in Danger Every Time You Drive
By Aaron Miller |

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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Posted 09/01/2015

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

Posted 08/28/2015

Announcement Regarding Mars Pet Care

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

Posted 08/06/2015

Pet Safety for Independence Day (Infographic)
By Bethany, Associate Producer |

Share these eight tips for enjoying the Fourth of July with your dog.

Click here to view the infographic

Posted 06/30/2015

Is It Safe for My Dog to Drink From Rivers, Lakes or Oceans?
By Dr. Mary Fuller |

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!

Posted 06/11/2015

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.

Posted 06/01/2015

Animal Supply Company Acquires Coast Pet Distributors

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.

Posted 04/13/2015

Dog Walks Again ... On Artificial Limbs
By Andreas Preuss | CNN

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.

Click here to read more and see the amazing video

Posted 03/30/2015

Preparing Your Dog to Play in the Snow
By Brandy Arnold |

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

Posted 03/02/2015

What Does Your Favorite Dog Breed Say About You?
By Nicole Gabriel |

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.

So. What’s your favorite dog breed?

Posted 03/02/2015

13 Cuddliest Dog Breeds
By Laura Cross |

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!

Click here to see which dogs like to snuggle the most

Posted 02/26/2015

Beloved Pets Meet Their Toy Lookalikes
By Amanda Jackson and Jareen Imam |

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.

Click here to read more and watch videos of pets meeting their plush clones

Posted 02/20/2015

Cutest Best Friends Ever? Rescue Chicken, Disabled Dog Bond
By Amy Eley |

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.

Click here to see the adorable pictures

Posted 02/20/2015

Earth-Friendly Products For Your Pooch
By Calvin Houts |

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

Posted 01/22/2015

Where Do Dog Breed Names Come From?
By Lynn Hayner |

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.

Click here to read more

Posted 01/08/2015

Fashion Cat's Big Commercial Break
By Tamar Arslanian |

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

Posted 01/08/2015

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's recommendations

Posted 12/23/2014

Top 10 Holiday Items for Pets
By Rebekah Harrison |

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

Posted 12/02/2014

Premiumization Drives $7 Billion Natural Pet Product Market
By Tanya Gazdik Irwin |

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.”

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Posted 12/02/2014

Thoughtful Merchandising Equals Easy Sales
By Kevin Plazak |

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.

Click here to read more

Posted 11/05/2014

Cats Celebrate Movember
By Anastasia Thrift |

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.

Click here to read the whole story

Posted 11/03/2014

Would You Eat Your Dog's Food — For a Month?

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.

Click here to read the whole story

Posted 07/09/2014

ASC West Open House in Pet Age Magazine

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!

Posted 07/09/2014