Cat food recalled due to elevated levels of choline chloride

July 14, 2020 dvm360 Staff J.M. Smucker has recalled one lot of a cat food brand because of potential health concerns associated with high levels of this organic compound. The J. M. Smucker Company has voluntarily recalled one lot of Natural Balance Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula canned cat food due to health concerns associated with elevated…

FTC approves merger of Elanco and Bayer

The $7.6 billion merger of Elanco Animal Health and Bayer Animal Health has passed an antitrust review by the Federal Trade Commission and is expected to close in early August. The federal agency issued the approval July 15 with the expectation that Elanco will divest three products: Osurnia to Dechra Pharmaceuticals, Capstar to PetIQ Inc.…

Elanco poised to acquire Bayer Animal Health

John K. Rosembert Elanco Animal Health is closer to becoming the world’s second-largest provider of veterinary medicines, now that European antitrust regulators have conditionally cleared its $7.6 billion acquisition of Bayer’s animal health business. In terms of size, Elanco currently ranks fourth in the animal health market by revenue; Bayer is fifth, according to company…

Global Pet Expo Earns Spot on 2019 Top Trade Show List

BY PET BUSINESS STAFF Published: 07.13.2020   Global Pet Expo  ranked 49th on Trade Show News Network’s  2019 Top Trade Show  list. Honorees are all based in the US and are ranked by overall net square footage. Global Pet Expo 2019 totaled 360,400 net sq. ft. American Pet Products Association  (APPA) and  Pet Industry Distributors…

Ceva acquires ThunderWorks

Author: John K. Rosembert Ceva Animal Health, manufacturer of the veterinary behavioural products Adaptil and Feliway, has acquired ThunderWorks, which is best known for its ThunderShirt range of calming pet coats. Ceva says the acquisition is a natural fit for Ceva’s extensive behavioural range and will bolster its Adaptil portfolio to offer a wider variety…

Alert service aims to contain deadly disease

Pet Disease Alerts notify veterinarians and pet owners of local Leptospirosis outbreaks Proactively protecting pets from a potentially fatal and highly infectious bacterial disease is central to a new offering from Pet Disease Alerts. The nonprofit group, established by the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC), has launched a subscription service to notify veterinarians and pet…

WPA Reveals New Virtual Marketplace

BY PET BUSINESS STAFF Published: 07.02.2020   WPA365 will bring a new, immersive and virtual-reality inspired marketplace tailored to the World Pet Association (WPA) and SuperZoo audiences. Designed to offer real-time connectivity to vendors and retailers 24|7 and year-round, WPA365 offers exhibitors a collaborative experience – positioning exhibitors to have an extensive reach to buyers that can help them boost brand…

WSAVA produces vaccine guidance for Latin America

A set of regional guidelines to support companion animal vets in Latin American countries in their vaccination decisions has been launched by WSAVA. The WSAVA Vaccination Guidelines Group (VGG) has completed a four-year project to enhance understanding of diseases across Central America and South America. The new guidance provides evidence-based recommendations for the vaccination of…

Cases of Fanconi-like syndrome still occurring in dogs

Alicia Smith was concerned. Her usually happy, healthy 6-year-old Pomeranian, Rue, was acting differently. Smith noticed early last October that Rue was constantly thirsty, drinking lots of water and needing to urinate much more than usual. When Rue, who would never pee on a hard surface, urinated on the patio, Smith knew something was wrong.…