Everything I Know About Pets I Learned at Global Pet Expo

Everything I Know About Pets I Learned at Global Pet Expo

Everything I know about Pets I learned at Global Pet Expo

That might sound like a very strange statement but it is true. Getting to be out on the show floor and interacting with Pet Manufacturers is a daily learning experience. The people creating the products for our pets are so knowledgeable, caring, passionate, and friendly. You can tell just how much research, work, time, and energy went into creating the products that we find on our local store shelves in the joy they get in talking about and showing off their amazing products. The vast majority of the exhibitors at Global Pet Expo are pet owners themselves and the products they create are inspired by a void in their own pets lives and if not their own personal pets a family member or friend’s pet. Not only do they want to make sure that our pets live a long healthy life but they want to help homeless pets get the things they need to stay healthy while they are looking for their forever homes.

Over the 3 years that I have had the privilege of attending Global Pet Expo thanks to APPA I have developed a relationship with many of the manufactures and created new ones when new manufacturers come out to the show.

Everything I Know About Pets I Learned at Global Pet Expo

Fact #1 Hermit Crabs in the wild are loosing their homes at an ever growing rate. So when they outgrow their shell they are moving into thrown away soda bottle and broken pieces of waste left on their beaches. A hand blown glass shell that was created as something esthetic for people to keep in their homes and give to their Hermit crabs as a fancy house has been used in conservation efforts in Costa Rica and Ecuador. They also help researchers to study their communication with other hermit crabs in their surroundings because the glass shell allows then to attach recording devices to the shell and hear them telling each other about a food source or a new shell house.

Fact #2 Birds can live up to 100 years and just like when our cats and dogs age and need extra vitamins and supplements so do our pet birds. They need more vitamins and minerals packed into softer food sources.

Fact #3 Fish (other then Betas) need one gallon of water for every inch of fish. You should put no more then 4 or 5 fish at a time no matter the size of the tank. The bigger the tank and more water it holds the more forgiving it will be for newbie fish owners making small mistakes.

Fact #4 Dogs like people all have different ways they learn, explore, interact with their environment. By figuring out these things about your dog you will be able to implement a more streamlined training regiment. Resulting in a happier pet and a happier relationship with your pet.

Fact #5 Indoor Cats need enrichment activities that mimic their behavior in the wild. They use their paws to move food around unlike dogs who use their mouths and muzzles. Cats like climb and will look for places they can sleep which are up above the ground. Organ meat is a very vital part of their diet and is the first thing they would go for if they killed the animal themselves because they are so full of nutrition.

Everything I Know About Pets I Learned at Global Pet Expo

Fact #1 One million classroom children have a pet in the classroom thanks to the Pet Care Trust.

Fact #2 Pets in the classroom help children learn to read, write, do math and come out of their shell socially.

Fact #3 Pet ownership is at an all time high. 68% of all household have a pet!

Fact #4 The Pet Industry has expanded every year for the last 16 years!

Fact #5 People with pets have lower health care costs compared to the general population

Global Pet Expo is the Pet Industry’s largest annual trade show, is presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) in conjunction with Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA). The 2012 Show featured 835 exhibitors, 2,487 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches. There were 5,011 pet product buyers from around the world in attendance. Global Pet Expo 2013 is taking place from February 20th – 22nd in Orlando, Florida. This is an industry show and open only to to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified pet professionals.

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  1. Very interesting.

  2. Great info. You are a smart dog mom and I am grateful we spent time working together!
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  3. I like the fish tip, 1 gallon per fish- I think most of the fish I had didn’t have enough water!
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  4. Wow, some interesting facts! I knew birds could live a long time, but 100 years? That is crazy!
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  5. I had no idea birds could live so long!

  6. What great information. YOu are such a wealth of knowledge when it comes to pets!
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  7. Love the tips and information. Looks like this is the next pet-related conference/expo I need to tackle next.
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  8. Sounds like a great event with some great info. Once I am ready to get a dog, your blog is going to be my top reference.
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  9. Sounds like a nice event!
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  10. Looks like a great place to go to

  11. I had no idea that birds could live up to 100 years! Wow!


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