Press Releases

All APPA Press Releases: Recently Published Only

9/17/2018

APPA Keeps Pets In Mind for Healthy Aging Month

-September’s month-long observance is a good reminder for pet owners to be proactive with their aging pets -

7/23/2018

Pet Gifts Get Merry & Bright for the Holidays

-With over 84 million pet-owning households, there will be lots of pet owners looking for the perfect gift for their furry companion -

7/2/2018

APPA Celebrates Summer With Fun in the Sun Products

- The American Pet Products Association (APPA) encourages pet owners to get out and have fun with their pets this summer -

6/14/2018

American Pet Products Association Announces Two New Hires

6/12/2018

APPA Announces Upcoming Retirement of President and CEO Bob Vetere and Names PIDA President Steve King Succeeding CEO

6/7/2018

APPA Encourages Proactiveness for National Pet Preparedness Month

- June’s month-long pet observance encourages pet owners to be prepared in case of an emergency -

5/7/2018

APPA Members Promote Healthy Habits for Pet Cancer Awareness Month

- May’s month-long pet observance reminds owners of the importance of preventative health and wellness care for their pets -

4/13/2018

American Pet Products Association Recognizes National Pet First Aid Month with a Look at Some Products that Help Care for Pets

3/22/2018

Americans Spent $69.5 Billion on their Pets Last Year: More Than Ever Before

-The American Pet Products Association (APPA) Releases Annual Industry-Wide Spending Figures-

3/22/2018

APPA Releases Updated Report Detailing Pet Ownership Among Generations to Identify Trends, Changes and New Opportunities

-Generational Report Volume Two Details a Shift from Baby Boomers to Millennials-

2/12/2018

It’s National Cat Health Month: Cat Owners Have More Options than Ever to Maintain Their Cat’s Health

- The American Pet Products Association and its members promote cat health this month and all year long with trendy new products -

2/9/2018

Happy Anniversary! Global Pet Expo 2018 Officially Marks the American Pet Products Association’s 60th and The Pet Industry Distributors Association’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations

-With a combined eleven decades in the industry, two major industry associations are set to celebrate their milestones at the Premier Industry Event -

12/1/2017

American Pet Products Association Talks Holiday Gifts for Pets

-Pet ownership is at an all-time high, which means more pet owners than ever are looking for gift ideas for their furry companions this holiday season. -

11/16/2017

APPA’s Christopher Bonifati Receives IAEE Rookie of the Year Award

-The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) Recognizes 2017 Award Winners. -

10/21/2017

APPA Celebrates Reptile Awareness Day

- APPA offers a look at some of its members’ products created specifically for reptiles as the October 21 observance approaches-

10/18/2017

American Pet Products Association Announces Office Move

10/1/2017

American Pet Products Association Talks Holiday Gifts for Pets

-Pet ownership is at an all-time high, which means more pet owners than ever are looking for gift ideas for their furry companions this holiday season. -

10/1/2017

Pets are Getting in the Halloween Spirit

- 2017 Halloween trends from the American Pet Products Association. -

9/23/2017

Floppy, Hoppy and Thriving: APPA Celebrates Pet Rabbits for International Rabbit Day

- The American Pet Products Association promotes responsible care and protection of rabbits this September 23rd and every day. -

9/5/2017

American Pet Products Association Announces New Hire

9/1/2017

‘Feline Healthy’ in Honor of Happy Healthy Cat Month

- The American Pet Products Association discusses new trends to help cats live their best. -

9/1/2017

Pet Products That Give: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

- APPA members are doing their part to fight breast cancer this October -

9/1/2017

Time to Get Pet’s Health in Check for Pet Wellness Month

- October’s month-long pet observance reminds owners to monitor the health and nutrition of their pets -

7/20/2017

American Pet Products Association Announces New Hire

7/1/2017

American Pet Products Association Recognizes the Small and Cuddly in Honor of Guinea Pig Appreciation Day, July 16.

-A roundup of products that can help owners support and celebrate -

3/23/2017

Pet Industry Spending at All-Time High: Up $6 Billion

-The American Pet Products Association (APPA) Releases Annual Industry-Wide Spending Figures-

3/23/2017

Pet Industry’s Most Comprehensive Consumer Research Study Released, Finding Millennials as Primary Pet-Owning Demographic

- The American Pet Products Association (APPA) Releases Biennial National Pet Owners Survey -

1/9/2017

New Year, New Pet: Pets Get Healthy in 2017

-American Pet Products Association (APPA) has a round up of options to help pet owners with healthy choices in the New Year-

1/1/2017

The American Pet Products Association Celebrates Adopt-a-Rescued Bird Month

12/1/2016

Holiday Gift Givers More Likely Than Ever to Include Fido

-American Pet Products Association (APPA) reveals which generation of pet owners will be shelling out the most for our furry friends this holiday season-

11/21/2016

Pets Get Better With Age: New Trends in Caring for Senior Pets

-American Pet Products Association highlights new diet and accessory trends to make senior pet ownership an enjoyable and rewarding experience. -

11/10/2016

American Pet Products Association Highlights New Sleek and Serene Trends in Aquatics

-As fish owners report appearance and stress relief as key benefits to ownership, pet product manufacturers introduce innovative technology to enhance the hobby-

8/29/2016

Election Season Fuels New Products in the Pet Industry

-American Pet Products Association (APPA) announces new ‘pets in politics’ trend-

6/13/2016

APPA Celebrates “Take Your Pet to Work Day” With a Look at Convenient, Office-Friendly Pet Products

4/1/2016

APPA Encourages Summertime Fun with Pets

- Pet products and tips to help keep pets safe and entertained during the hot summer months -

7/27/2015

Survey Says: More Owners are Buying Toys for their Dogs

-According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA) 2015-2016 National Pet Owners Survey, dog toy purchases are up, from 67 percent to 70 percent of owners. -

7/22/2015

Survey Says: More Owners Than Ever are Traveling with their Dogs

-According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA) 2015-2016 National Pet Owners Survey, 37 percent of dog owners (up from 32 percent last survey) are bringing their pals along for the ride -

5/9/2013

APPA Offers the Hottest Pet Products of the Summer

-As warmer weather hits, the American Pet Products Association (APPA) encourages owners to head outdoors with pets this summer-

1/8/2013

American Pet Products Association (APPA) Celebrates National Puppy Day March 23 With Products for New Pooches

11/14/2012

American Pet Products Association Anticipates Happy Holidays for Pets this Year

8/14/2012

No Tricks, Just Treats for Pets This Halloween

-The American Pet Products Association (APPA) offers safe treats for furry, winged and scaly pets this Halloween-

7/25/2012

APPA Howloween Safety Tips and Products for Pet Owners

-The American Pet Products Association (APPA) offers tips and treats to keep pets safe and happy this Halloween-

5/10/2012

Let The Summer Games Begin! Keep Pets Entertained and Vying for Treats & Rewards of Their Own

-The American Pet Products Association (APPA) introduces puzzles and treat-rewarding toys, manufactured by their members, to keep furry, winged and scaly pets active and entertained-

3/21/2012

American Pet Products Association Splashes Into Summer With Travel and Outdoor Safety Tips

-Whether hitting the road, beach or backyard, be sure to take necessary precautions while including pets in all the summer fun -

9/6/2011

DOG-OWNING HOUSEHOLDS PEAK WITH HIGHEST NUMBER EVER REPORTED

The 2011 / 2012 APPA National Pet Owners Survey reports 46.3 million dog-owning households in the U.S.

12/22/2010

Despite the Winter Weather, Dogs Still Need Exercise

- The American Pet Products Association announces products to help protect pups from the cold and make a winter walk more enjoyable for them. -

2/23/2010

Horse Owners Cite Companionship as Mane Benefit

- According to the 2009/2010 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, horse owners reported “companionship/company” as the number one benefit to owning a horse.-

2/9/2010

Pet Owners Make Health a Priority In 2010

- A new year is the perfect opportunity to incorporate healthy and fun activities for humans and their pets -

1/12/2010

Survey Says: Bird Ownership Brings Joy

- According to the 2009/2010 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, bird owners reported “fun to watch and have in the household” as the number one benefit to owning a bird.-

12/1/2009

Cats Provide Companionship, Company and Love

- According to the 2009/2010 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, cat owners reported “companionship, love and company” as the leading benefit of owning a cat.-

10/20/2009

Fish Equal Fun

- According to the 2009/2010 APPA National Pet Owners Survey,fish owners reported “fun to watch and have in the household” as the number one benefit to owning a fish.-

8/1/2009

Pet Reptiles in the House Are Sure to Entertain

- According to the 2009/2010 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, owners reported “fun to watch and have in the household” as the number one benefit to owning a reptile.-

5/26/2009

Pack up the Family, and the Family Pets, as you Hit the Road this Summer

-The American Pet Products Association offers some of their top picks for making summer traveling with your pet safe and more convenient-

4/21/2009

Help Reduce Your Pet’s Carbon PAWprint this Earth Day

- Pet owners can make earth-friendly choices when choosing products for their pets -

4/14/2009

Must Have Products for the New First Puppy

-The American Pet Products Association offers this year’s latest and greatest puppy products for President Obama and his family’s new pooch.-

5/1/2008

APPA Welcomes New Members

- 14 companies have been approved for membership by APPA’s Board of Directors –

4/1/2008

Pet Ownership Campaign Stretches Across the Country

- Campaign receives airings from national outlets and top markets such as Los Angeles, Houston, and Washington D.C. –

3/31/2008

Go Green For Earth Day… and Include Your Pet Too!

- Pet Owners Make Earth Friendly Choices When Choosing Products For Their Pets -

3/18/2008

Spring Cleaning Does Not Stop at Windows and Closets

-Give yourself, and your pet a clean and sparkling environment this Spring-

2/15/2008

Pet Pampering and Pet Health Insurance Drive Pet Industry Sales to Another All Time High

- The American Pet Products Association Releases 2007 Pet Industry Spending Figures and 2008 Spending Forecast –

2/11/2008

APPA Welcomes New Members

- 58 companies have been approved for membership by APPA’s Board of Directors –

1/2/2008

APPA Announces Promotions

12/26/2007

Pet Parents Share the Love on Valentine’s Day

12/17/2007

APPA Celebrates 50 Years in 2008!

- APPA Reaches Golden Milestone as the Leading Not-For-Profit Trade Association -

12/10/2007

APPA Welcomes New Members

- 92 companies have been approved for membership by APPA’s Board of Directors –

11/26/2007

2007 APPA Holiday Pet Gift Guide

10/5/2007

No Tricks, Just Treats for Your Pet This Halloween

10/4/2007

APPA Welcomes New Members

- 15 companies have been approved for membership by APPA’s Board of Directors –

8/23/2007

APPA Membership Soars, Demonstrating the Strength of the Association and the Pet Industry

-With 29 companies approved for membership, APPA announces unprecedented membership numbers in excess of 1,000–

7/5/2007

APPA Welcomes New Members

- 27companies have been approved for membership by APPA’s Board of Directors –

6/18/2007

New National Pet Owners Survey Details Two Decades of Evolving American Pet Ownership

- APPA Releases 2007-2008 National Pet Owners Survey, the Most Comprehensive Data Examining Demographics and Consumer Habits, of U.S. Dog, Cat, Fish, Bird, Horse, Reptile, and Small Animal Owners -

6/14/2007

APPA Names Jules Schwimmer Scholarship and Piggybacking Scholarship Winners

6/10/2007

New Products and Services Keep Pet Memories Alive

-New Statistics Mark World Pet Memorial Day June 10th, 2007-

4/19/2007

APPA Urges Pet Owners to Buckle-Up Pets

-Despite Safety Concerns, Dangers and a Growing Number of State Requirements, Almost Two-Thirds Admit to Not Using a Pet Restraint-

3/20/2007

Leading Industry Experts Answer Questions Arising from Nationwide Pet Food Recall

-The American Pet Products Association President and Board Certified Animal Nutritionist Dr. Pusillo Offer Advice and Answer Commonly Asked Questions–

3/13/2007

APPA Announces Board Changes

-Kay Schwichtenberg Named Chairman of the Board, Michael Farmer Named Vice Chairman, Michael O’Bryan Named Secretary/Treasurer-

3/9/2007

Think Green for Pets this March

-Celebrate with environmentally friendly “green” pet products this St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th and Earth Day, March 20th-

2/22/2007

Health and Services Drive Pet Industry Sales

- The American Pet Products Association Releases All Time High 2007 Pet Industry Spending Forecast of $40 Billion –

1/25/2007

APPA Welcomes New Members

- 38 companies have been approved for membership by APPA’s Board of Directors –

12/18/2006

APPA Welcomes New Members

- 41 companies have been approved for membership by APPA’s Board of Directors –

11/30/2006

APPA Welcomes New Members

- 57 companies have been approved for membership by APPA’s Board of Directors –

10/23/2006

APPA Welcomes New Members

- 39 companies have been approved for membership by APPA’s Board of Directors –

10/2/2006

Stock Dog Bones by the Candy Bowl This Halloween

- As a Growing Number of Pet Owners Dress Up Their Pets and Include Them in Trick-or-Treating and other Holiday Festivities, New Trends are Emerging to Capture Halloween’s Newest Consumer Group- Pets-

10/1/2006

“Pink” Pet Products Support Breast Cancer Awareness

-The American Pet Products Association shares pet products that support breast cancer research in honor of October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month-

10/1/2006

Think Pink for Pets This Valentine’s Day

-New Pet Products for Valentine’s Day include Pink Fountains, Clothing, Accessories, Beds and More-

9/18/2006

Pet Industry Leaders Release Animal Care Guidelines

- New Guidelines to Advance Training, Education and Proper Pet Handling Are Now Available -

8/21/2006

APPA Welcomes New Members

-23 companies have been approved for membership by APPA’s Board of Directors-

7/27/2006

Unique, New Pet Holiday Gift Ideas

7/24/2006

APPA Names Jules Schwimmer Scholarship And Piggyback Scholarship Winners

7/14/2006

APPA Announces Partnership with Packaged Facts

-APPA Establishes Data-Sharing Relationship With Packaged Facts, a Leading Publisher of Pet Market Research-

6/20/2006

APPA Welcomes New Members

- More than 20 companies have been approved for membership by APPA’s Board of Directors –

6/13/2006

Nearly One in Five Companies Allows Pets in the Workplace According to New Survey

- Leading up to Take Your Dog to Work Day, The American Pet Products Association Releases Results of New Survey Showing Number and Benefits of Pets at Work -

6/6/2006

APPA Announces Staff Promotions

- The APPA Named Anne Ferrante Senior Director of Member Relations and Business Development and Rose Rigano Named Manager of Member Relations and Business Development -

5/16/2006

APPA Releases 2006 Benchmarking and State of the Industry Reports

-The American Pet Products Manufactures Association’s (APPA) Completes Pet Industry Analysis and New Findings Now Available-

5/2/2006

APPA Pet Industry Calendar Receives Award

-Inaugural American Pet Products Association (APPA) Pet Industry Calendar Wins Silver Addy Award-

4/18/2006

APPA Announces Board Changes

-Andrew Messinger Named Chairman of the Board, Kay Schwichtenberg Named Vice Chairman, Robin Kershner Named New Board Member and Bob Vetere Named President of The Association-

3/23/2006

Pet Spending at All Time High

The American Pet Products Association Releases 2006 Pet Industry Spending Figures

2/28/2006

APPA Welcomes New Members

Ninety companies have been approved for membership by APPA’s Board of Directors

1/9/2006

APPA Welcomes New Members

- APPA’s Board of Directors Approves Eighty Companies for Membership -

1/3/2006

APPA Announces New General Counsel

1/1/2006

APPA Announces Top Six Pet Industry Trends for ’06

- From Barbie Dog Clothes to Pet Nutritionists and Surgery on Goldfish, the Pet Industry is Expanding to Include Never-Seen-Before Pet Services, Products and Players in the New Year–

12/19/2005

APPA Opens Government Affairs Office in Washington D.C.

12/19/2005

APPA Retains Pet Food Nutritionist

12/6/2005

Pet Industry Wins Pair of Top Awards

-APPA receives two Association TRENDS awards-

11/22/2005

APPA Management Conference Huge Success

10/27/2005

Canine Confections Sweeter Than Ever

-Valentine’s Day Pet Gifts Have Come a Long Way with New Treats Decadent Enough to Melt Even Human Hearts-

10/5/2005

APPA Welcomes New Members

- 21 companies have been approved for membership by APPA’s Board of Directors -

9/6/2005

PET INDUSTRY ORGANIZES PET RELIEF EFFORTS

- Leading Pet Industry Organization American Pet Products Association (APPA) Connecting Those Offering Assistance with Those in Need–

7/6/2005

APPA Vice President Andrew Darmohraj earns Certified Association Executive Credential

6/8/2005

Companies Release Purr-fect Pet Gifts For 2005 Holiday Season

- APPA Announces Season’s Hottest Pet Gifts -

6/8/2005

Tis’ the Season to Give Pet Gifts That Keep on Giving

- Pet Product Manufacturers Unleash New Breed of Products That Raise Money for Pet Charities Just in Time for the Holidays-

6/1/2005

New Flashing, Glowing and Illuminated Pet Products in the Spotlight This Halloween

- From Blinking LED Tags to Lighted Collars and Glow-in-the Dark Leashes, Pet Owners are Treated to New Breed of Safe Halloween Products -

5/25/2005

American Pet Products Association COO Presents at Sorptive Minerals Institute Spring Forum

5/9/2005

“Time” Is of the Essence When Caring For Your Pet

- The End of Daylight Saving Time in October Rings With New Time Saving Products That Make Caring for Pets More Convenient Than Ever -

4/27/2005

Pets and Educational Pet Products: the New Teacher’s “Pet” this Back-to-School Season

- Pets and Interactive Toys and Training Products Help Teach Children Responsibility and Valuable Lessons-

4/20/2005

Summer’s Hottest New Pet Products Sizzle with Convenience and Innovation

-APPA announces products and warm weather safety tips to make the great outdoors more comfortable and enjoyable for pets and their owners. -

4/19/2005

New Breed of Products Solve Spring Cleaning Pet Peeves

-The American Pet Products Association Releases Products to Keep Pet Owners’ Homes Spick and Span -

3/22/2005

American Pet Products Association COO Presents at Bear Stearns Conference

3/14/2005

American Pets Making Dollars and Sense

-The American Pet Products Association Releases All Time High Pet Industry Spending Figures –

3/14/2005

New Survey Reveals U.S. Pet Ownership at All Time High

- APPA Releases 2005-2006 National Pet Owners Survey, the Pet Industry’s Most Comprehensive Consumer Research Examining Demographics, Buying Habits, and Other Traits of U.S. Pet Owners -

3/9/2005

Hottest New Pet Products Unleashed At Global Pet Expo

-The World’s Largest Annual Pet Products Trade Show Features the Hottest New Toys, Treats, Food and Gadgets for Pets-

3/9/2005

Newest Pet Products, Statistics and Trends to Launch at Global Pet Expo

-The Largest Annual Pet Products Show in the World - Global Pet Expo will provide the first opportunity to see the latest pet products and trends the industry has to offer-

2/16/2005

APPA Welcomes New Members

- APPA’s Board of Directors Approves Eighty Companies for Membership -

2/5/2005

Pets Now at the Heart of Valentine's Day

- More Owners Pampering with a Proliferation of Pet Presents -

2/3/2005

APPA Management Conference Set for November 9-10

2/1/2005

Industry Experts Take a Bite Out of Poor Dental Care This February National Pet Dental Health Month

- APPA Offers Pet Dental Care Tips -

1/13/2005

APPA Launches New Website

-Website Includes Up-to-the-Minute Industry News and Entire Site Dedicated to Global Pet Expo-

1/7/2005

APPA Welcomes New Members

- APPA’s Board of Directors Approves Fifty-Nine Companies for Membership -

12/6/2004

Resolve to Spruce Up Your Pet for the New Year

- The American Pet Products Association Announces Great Grooming Products for 2005 -

12/1/2004

Pet Gifts Crawl Onto Holiday Lists

- Beyond Bones and Bowls- The American Pet Products Association Announces Hottest Holiday Pet Products for 2004 -

10/13/2004

APPA Welcomes New Members

- Forty-one companies have been approved for membership by APPA's Board of Directors -

8/4/2004

APPA's Government Affairs Team Plays Key Role in Success of the MUMS Act

- President George W. Bush signs one of the most significant pieces of federal legislation to the pet product industry in recent history -

7/28/2004

Pets in Their Prime Take Center Stage this November during ASPCA® and Petfinder.com's Adopt-A-Senior Pet Month

- APPA Announces Purr-fect Products for Senior Pets -

6/18/2004

APPA Welcomes New Members

- Ten companies have been approved for membership by APPA's Board of Directors -

6/17/2004

Safety First This October Adopt-A-Dog Month

-APPA Releases Top Safety Product Information for New Pet Owners-

5/27/2004

"HOWL-O-WEEN" Going to the Dogs

- The American Pet Products Association Releases Hot Halloween Pet Products and Safety Tips for Growing Number of Pet Trick-or-Treaters -

4/22/2004

As National Pet Week Approaches, Leading Trade Organization Announces 2004 Industry Study Showing Pet Spending at All Time High

4/12/2004

Vacationing Pets and Owners Driving Demand for Travel-Friendly Pet Products and Services

3/31/2004

Audit Your Stress Level This Tax Season

-APPA Encourages Americans to Pet a Pet, Studies Show it Helps Relieve Stress-

3/30/2004

Dog Days of Summer Better Than Ever for America's Pets

-APPA Releases List of Hot Summer Convenience Products-

3/25/2004

APPA and PIDA Join Forces for Global Pet Expo

- Joint Show to Take Place in Orlando, Florida March 13-15, 2005 -

2/25/2004

APPA Announces First Recipients of Gold Standard Award

- PETCO and PETsMART to be Honored at 2004 Trade Show -

2/19/2004

Get Your Paws on the Hottest New Pet Products

-With 450 new product launches, APPA's 46th Annual Pet Products Trade Show provides the first opportunity to see what the pet products industry has to offer-

2/18/2004

APPA Welcomes New Members

- Sixty-seven companies have been approved for membership by APPA's Board of Directors -

2/6/2004

APPA Welcomes New Board Members

- APPA's Board of Directors Welcomes Kenneth Oh and Marty Walker-

2/3/2004

Innovative New Dental Products and Increased Pet Dental Care Highlight February National Pet Dental Health Month

1/12/2004

Pets Prove to be America's Sweetheart on Valentine's Day

- More than nine million Americans will buy a Valentine's gift for their pet this year -

1/5/2004

APPA Welcomes New Members

- Sixty companies have been approved for membership by APPA's Board of Directors -

10/7/2003

APPA Announces New Marketing Coordinator

9/15/2003

APPA Extends Membership to Equine Product Manufacturers

9/3/2003

New Survey Shows America's Love Affair With Their Pets Stronger than Ever

-Leading Trade Organization Study Finds More People Than Ever Own Pets, American Spending on Pets Doubled, Pet Product Sales Outpace Toys & Candy, and Pet Pampering Reaches All Time High-

8/5/2003

APPA Retains Massmedia|Vanguard To Head Up New National Public Relations Campaign

7/7/2003

APPA Announces Winners of Scholarship Awards for 2003

4/14/2003

New Survey Reports 77.7 Million Pet Cats, 65 Million Pet Dogs Owned in U.S.

-Leading Trade Organization Releases Study Finding Pets Owned By More Than Half of All U.S. Households-

4/8/2003

Andrew Darmohraj Is Promoted To Vice President & Deputy Managing Director

3/10/2003

APPA Announces 2002/2003 Officers and Board of Directors

3/10/2003

APPA Members Donate a Lot of Pet Products To Aid Atlanta Shelters

1/21/2003

APPA & PIDA To Sign Joint Trade Show Agreement

Associations join forces to host world’s largest annual pet products trade show