Monday, May 30, 2016

Visiter le Pavillon canadien à Interzoo avec Roselyne et Rodger

Interzoo se conclut avec succès pour une nouvelle saison. Nous avons adoré notre expérience aux côtés de l’équipe canadienne à Interzoo et nous souhaitons partager la visite du pavillon avec vous. Un grand merci à tous nos collègues canadiens, ainsi qu’à nos équipes de traduction et les subventions du programme Agri-marketing.

Nos compliments également aux organisateurs d’Interzoo. Voici résultats extraordinaires de cette année :
« Déjà le plus grand salon animalier international, nous venons de connaître notre meilleure année avec environ 39 000 visiteurs de l’industrie (une hausse de 5 %) provenant de plus de 90 pays, qui ont eu l’occasion de découvrir les dernières avancées dans les domaines de la nourriture pour animaux et des accessoires et services de toilettage. Le nombre d’exposants a augmenté de 7 % : cette année, 1818 fournisseurs provenant de 61 pays ont présenté leurs innovations et tendances sur plus de 115 000 mètres carrés. »

Interzoo 2018 aura lieu du 8 au 11 mai, et le prochain Zoomark (en Italie) se tiendra du 11 au 14 mai 2017. Les entreprises intéressées à rejoindre l’équipe canadienne et à tirer parti des avantages offerts par le Pavillon canadien peuvent communiquer avec Tanya Lalonde (

Excellent travail représentant l’industrie canadienne des animaux de compagnie sur la scène internationale!

Tour the Canadian Pavilion at Interzoo with Roselyne and Rodger

Interzoo has wrapped up for another season.  We have had a terrific time following our Team Canada colleagues at Interzoo and wanted to share the Pavilion tour with you.  Thank you to all our team members from Canada, our onsite translation team and funding assistance from Agriculture and Agrifood Canada.

Kudos also go to the organizers of Interzoo.  Here’s the amazing results:

“The leading trade fair in the international pet industry, this was the largest in its history, with about 39,000 trade visitors (up 5 percent) from more than 90 countries having the opportunity to learn about the latest in pet food and grooming supplies, accessories and services for pets. The number of exhibitors was up by 7%: this year, a total of 1,818 suppliers from 61 countries displayed their innovations and trends on over 115,000 square metres of exhibition space."

TAKE THE TOUR with Rodger and Roselyne

Interzoo 2018 will be taking place May 8 - 11 and Zoomark (Italy) is scheduled for May 11 - 14, 2017. Companies interested in joining Team Canada and taking advantage of the benefits the Canadian Pavilion offers can contact Tanya Lalonde (

Great Job Representing Canada's Pet Industry on 
the International Stage!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Bark 'n Yapp takes the bite out of finding the best products and services for dogs...

Bark 'n Yapp takes the bite out of finding the best products and services for dogs, saving pet owners from chasing their tail.

TORONTO, May 11, 2016 / - A new and exciting Canadian start-up has created the most comprehensive on-line marketing solution, exclusively targeted at the 35 million dog owners in North America that consider their dog to be a family member and the 200,000 businesses that cater to them. Bark ‘n Yapp ( has ‘Everything for your dog, all in one place’.

Bark 'n Yapp is a trusted, peer reviewed website, and soon to be launched mobile app, that allows all dog owners to meet, connect, research, review and locate products, services and resources to enhance their dog's life, making Bark ‘n Yapp ‘The world’s largest on-line dog park’.

“We were always looking for good information on where to buy good products, who we could trust to walk our dogs, or where to stay when traveling”, says Galen Udell, Founder & Top Dog of Bark 'n Yapp. “The best resource was always other dog owners and typically we got this through conversations in the dog park. Our goal with Bark 'n Yapp was to bring together deep and rich local information on everything ‘dog’ to help create a highly engaged community based on trust and peer referrals, just like you get when you talk to other dog owners at a dog park.” 

Bark ‘n Yapp was created for thousands of dog owners of all ages from Boomers to Millennials who cater to their four legged furry friends like family and want to give them the best the world has to offer. Bark ‘n Yapp really is a dog’s best friend, by helping their pup-parents to quickly & easily access a wide variety of dog needs. This new and innovative on-line site brings together dog owners, information, and resources to create a community based, trusted, peer reviewed site to find, review, connect, share …. again and again.

Love your new dog groomer, but found the pet-friendly hotel you just stayed in wasn’t very human-friendly, well you can bark about it and listen to others who want to yapp it up. Everything including parks, trails, daycare, boarders, pet supplies, health care, groomers, travel, walkers, sitters, trainers, and more are all just a quick click away.

“The relationship we have with our dogs is a very human one. We engage with our dogs in many of the same ways that we engage with each other. We have strived to make Bark ‘n Yapp more about that type of engagement and less about technology." Glenn Clarke, CTO & Co-Founder of Bark ‘n Yapp.

Bark 'n Yapp is different than other websites or apps because each and every dog has their OWN profile. A puppy’s profile allows owners to capture all vital information in one place. Chip number, favorite food, veterinarian, birthday
and behavioral characteristics can be made available to anyone who cares for each and every beloved fur-kid. Available for desktop, laptop and tablet (and mobile app in development), Bark ‘n Yapp is currently loaded with over 5000 locations in Canada and plans to expand quickly into the United States.

To join Bark ‘n Yapp visit

You can also like us on social

CONTACT – For additional Information, please contact:
Galen Udell, Founder & Top Dog, Bark 'n Yapp


Monday, May 2, 2016

Environnement Canada aide aux animaleries à prendre des précautions pour contrer le Bsal Disease.

En décembre, PIJAC Canada a publié un avis appuyant un moratoire temporaire de l’importation de tritons Firebelly et Paddletail au Canada jusqu’à ce que cette situation soit réglée.  Environnement Canada en partenariat avec les provinces et d’autres agences ont publié un feuillet d’information et de protection contre la menace grandissante de Salamander Chytrid (Bsal) Disease. Il y a deux types de ressources, une pour les animaleries et les propriétaires d’animaux ainsi qu’une pour les vétérinaires et la communauté scientifique. Les liens vers ces documents se trouvent ci-dessous.

Il s’agit d’une maladie grave qui se propage extrêmement facilement et nous demandons aux entreprises de continuer à respecter le moratoire afin de préserver la santé de nos populations de tritons.

Pour la communauté scientifique


Environment Canada Helps Pet Stores Take Precautions Against Bsal Disease

 In December PIJAC Canada released a notice supporting a temporary moratorium on importation of Firebelly and Paddletail newts into Canada until the issue could be solved. Environment Canada in partnership with the provinces and other agencies have released a information and protective care sheets to address the growing danger of Salamander Chytrid (Bsal) Disease.  There are two resources, one for pet stores and pet owners, as well as, one for veterinarians and the scientific community.  Links to these documents can be found below.  

This is a serious disease that spreads extremely easily and we ask that businesses continue to observe the moratorium and help preserve the health of our newt populations.

Bsal Resource: Pet Shops and Public 
Bsal Resource: Veterinary / Scientific Community