Pet Spending on the Rise

Last year, we had the chance to attend Global Pet Expo, the largest pet product trade show in the country. Although we didn’t get to attend this year, we received the press report on the growth that’s underway in the industry, and we wanted to share it with you. It’s amazing the growth this industry […]

Mikkel Becker Discusses Use of Thundershirt

We’ve written many times about our use of Thundershirt on Irie to help with her fear of thunder and fireworks. At Global Pet Expo, we attended a press conference about the company’s new name — now Thunderworks — and the use of the Thundershirt on fearful and anxious pets. Professional dog trainer Mikkel Becker, daughter […]

365: Home from #GlobalPetExpo

We’re back home from Global Pet Expo in Orlando! We’ll have lots of news and product reviews over the coming weeks but, first, we wanted to share some fun photos from the country’s largest trade show for the pet product industry. In all, it spanned a space the size of 14 football fields: The booths […]

Gamma Green Men Performing at #GlobalPetExpo

We know all our DogTipper readers are familiar with Gamma², makers of the Vittles Vault airtight pet storage containers. A previous sponsor of one of our Event Barkers social media events, Gamma2 first caught our eye last year when we saw a video of the “Gamma Green Men” performing at Global Pet Expo, the giant […]

Global Pet Expo Announces 2013 Show Dates

Global Pet Expo, the country’s largest pet industry annual trade show, has announced its show dates for 2013. The next event, held in Orlando, will be: February 20-22, 2013. Hours are Wednesday and Thursday: 9 am – 6 pm, Friday: 9 am – 5 pm New Products Showcase Awards Presentation: Thursday, February 21, 2013,  5:00 […]

What’s New: FrostyBowlz

As our regular readers know, we had a HOT summer to end all hot summers here last year. With over 90 days topping 100 degrees, it was just about impossible to stay cool. Like many, when our dogs were outside, we added ice to their water. (They didn’t spend much time outside…Tiki prefers to lie […]

What’s New: JW Pet Crackle Heads Toys

If your dog has ever gotten hold of one of your plastic water bottles, you KNOW firsthand how much they love the sound of that crunch! Water bottles, though, present several hazards, from ridges to caps…so we were so happy to hear about this new alternative that was just introduced at Global Pet Expo last […]

Global Pet Expo Begins Wednesday

Wednesday marks the start of Global Pet Expo in Orlando. The pet industry’s largest annual trade show, presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), will include 835 exhibitors, 2,380 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches. Although as press we were invited to attend, unfortunately we won’t […]

Victoria Stilwell Honored at Global Pet Expo

Dog trainer, author and TV personality Victoria Stilwell has received Global Pet Expo’s annual “Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award” from the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA). She accepted the award at the Purina® Media Reception at the Orlando show. Stilwell is best known […]