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NEW YORK - Anna Nicole Smith's dogs are boycotting pet food maker Iams. Smith's protesting pooches are refusing dog food from Iams in a new advertisement for PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment...
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Wal-Mart counts on category chiefs to help it grow business

...closely watched Wal-Mart develop its special relationships with some vendors. The use of category advisers began with pet food maker Ralston Purina in 1991 and has expanded to include many product areas. To do the job, Wal-Mart grants the category...
Pudgy pets: Tubby tabbies, portly pooches

...council's first update since 1986 of its "Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats" and, while aimed at veterinarians, pet food makers and scientists, the 500-page report also contains useful pointers for people with pets. Kathryn Michel, a veterinary...
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Telecommuters are happy with life away from office

...the conference call? It happened to Darlene Frudakis, the president of PetAg Inc., a Hampshire, Ill.-based pet food maker. Even more surprising was Ms. Frudakis' reaction. "It was just a fabulous feeling," said the full-time telecommuter...
Pet owners purchase health insurance for animals insurance as a personal financial convenience through a variety of outlets -- he has teamed his coverage with pet food maker Iams Co., with the pet store chain Petsmart and with the American Automobile Association in Arizona.
Consumer Reports retests pet food after company disputes findings

...magazine last fixed a testing error in a 1979 article about condoms, he said. Iams, the nation's seventh-largest pet food maker, was pleased Consumer Reports acted so quickly to fix its mistake. "We felt that when we brought the issue to their...