Paws, Price, and Policy: Navigating the Economic Realities of Affordable Pet Food

During a recent Question Period in the House of Commons, MP Ryan Williams spoke about a significant rise in pet food when asking the Prime Minister about the increasing cost of living.  Like most industries the price to produce goods has gone up since the pandemic.  For pet food, this includes raw materials, processing, staffing, […]

Two New Canadian Pet Sector Reports

We are very happy to announce that Pets Canada members have exclusive access to Canadian-specific pet sector data. We understand data is a critical ingredient for companies to accurately plan their business strategies and now we can help them find what they need. This year we forged a partnership with NielsenIQ (NIQ) which has allowed us to start building a database of in-country data as a targeted way of supporting their important work. Beyond the information, members of Pets Canada, who choose to work with NIQ company-specific project, are entitled to a 25% discount* on their first project with them.

Pets Canada takes on Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill is full of pet lovers! This year marks our very first Hill Day advocacy event on Parliament Hill.  Pets Canada put together a team of fourteen delegates made up of association members to engage federal decision-makers on two very important topics brought to us by our members: removing the GST on pet food products and including pets in the National Adaptation Strategy, with respect to evacuation planning.  

Help Remove the GST from Pet Food

We are thrilled to share some exciting news that was announced during the Pets Canada Industry Shows – our commitment to two crucial advocacy issues that will shape the future of our industry and the lives of our beloved pets; Removing GST from Pet Food Products and the inclusion of pets in the National Adaption […]

Petcurean – Philanthropy Award Winner

Leadership, mentorship, community, and advocacy work.  These are the pillars that inspired the John and Kelly Ayres Philanthropy Award and the tenets of all the Canadian Pet Community Awards.  Just over a year ago, we introduced the John and Kelly Ayers Philanthropy Award in our ongoing campaign to highlight the outstanding work our Pets Canada […]

Pets Canada Industry Show Shines in Drummondville

Hosted in beautiful Quebec, the 2023 Drummondville Pets Canada Industry Show welcomed over 1300 pet professionals from all over the province and beyond to the largest industry-exclusive event in the region.  This show marked the official introduction of Pets Canada (formerly PIJAC Canada) in Quebec and a celebration of 35 years as Canada’s largest pet […]

Working with the Canadian Disaster Response Organization to Help Community Pets

Just recently, I received a call from the head of the Canadian Disaster Response Organization (CDRO), Jim Montgomery.  A former colleague from my emergency management days, Jim is the CEO of the not-for-profit organization and works with the Ontario Solicitor General for Emergency Services, ensuring sufficient support for provincial responses to emergency evacuations of First […]

Territory Manager – Canada – Almo Nature

Do you have a soft spot for cats and dogs? Do you have a desire to join a company that not only produces products you can stand behind, but also actively works to make a difference in the world?Almo Nature Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Italy-based Almo Nature Benefit SpA, is a leading manufacturer of high-quality food for cats and dogs and eco-friendly cat litter.