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How Effective is That Dog Drug Off the Shelf?

Simulations Plus to test veterinary medicines for the FDA.

Simulations Plus to test veterinary medicines for the FDA.

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Personal Touch

How a mother of two concerned about her daughter's rash turned into a baby product chain in 400 stores.

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Mass Appeal Of Hair Line

Calabasas company rolls out hair care products at mass retailers.

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CBD Daily Adds Ingestibles to Brand Portfolio

The founders of CBD Daily, a hemp-based skincare company in Chatsworth, has added Fleurtiva to its portfolio of brands.

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Victory Claimed By Whisker

Puppy Bowl-styled competition to let kittens out of bag.

MEDIA: Hallmark Channel goes to the kitties with its new Kitten Bowl.

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Harvesting Profits

Cosmetics: Pravana launches hair care line with exotic oils grown at its Amazon plantation.

Cosmetics: Pravana proves a small firm can underprice bigger competitors.

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Bone Maker Consolidates Collection

New home to display skeletal holdings from fossils to forensics.

Greater demand for its replicated bones and skeletons leads Bone Clones to take new, larger space.

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Emergency Kits for Pets Made by Vets

Wildfires inspire Agoura Hills startup targeting animal owners.

Wildfires inspire Agoura Hills startup targeting animal owners.

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In Balance

Joey Herrick - drummer, pet lover, entrepreneur - discusses his business career that started with chili and led to the lucrative pet food market and how he improved testing of the foods he sells.

Natural Balance Founder/CEO Joey Herrick

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Mixed Chicks Hits Target

RETAIL: Canoga Park firm’s hair products reach the masses.

BEAUTY: Mixed Chicks and Target do it up big with a hair care product line expansion.

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Pets May Have Place Too In a Post-Secession Valley

Politics by Jacqueline Fox

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Chatsworth Lab Taking New Products to Market

Vast Resources, well established in the adult novelty industry, is getting ready to launch a new unit, beauty supply company Basic Solutions.

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DIY Protein Power

Consumers who want less sugar in a nutrition bar can make their own with a mix from Creation Nation.

Ready-made protein bar mix seeks shelves.

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City Launches One-Stop 'Business Solutions' Website

The City of L.A.'s new web site is designed to streamline procedures for new and existing businesses.

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The Stick-To-It Man

Mitchell Butier, new chief at label maker Avery Dennison, talks about building a durable company culture.

SoCal native Mitchell Butier talks teamwork and execution as the new head of label maker Avery Dennison Corp.

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Neutraderm to Launch New Beauty Products

expansion: Chatsworth firm rolling out five-step daily skin care regimen line.

Growth: Neutraderm custom skin care maker to add new products, sales associates.

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Pet Merchandise Firm Raises Money for Animal Causes

RETAIL: Freaky Dog People Inc. to give portion of its profits to rescues and shelters.

Giving: A company donates to animal-related causes

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HMOs Not Just for Humans Anymore

A number of local companies are offering membership services for dogs and cats that operate somewhat like a health maintenance organization including concerns among experts about billing procedures and what's covered.

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Shop Sells Pot, Minus the High

Tarzana customers seek relief from inflammation, pain.

Tarzana store sells products made with Cannabidiol, a compound from hemp.

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Profile

A cat named Molly greets visitors to the management office of the Panorama Mall. The calico showed up one day a few months ago and has lived in the office ever since, her wicker bed tucked discretely under one of the desks.

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