New pet tech at CES treats dogs and cats like the complex beings they are

There’s always fun tech for pet owners at CES, and 2022 is no different. But a handful of gadgets this year are taking care to treat dogs and cats not just as beloved furry friends but as intelligent animals with their own processes, emotions, and even a desire to express themselves. At the most basic […]

Maev secures $9M; will have your dog howling for more of its raw pet food

As consumers think more about what they are putting in their bodies, they are also thinking about what they are feeding their pets. Driven by the global pandemic and everyone being at home with their pets, sales topped $100 billion in 2020 in this sector. Austin-based Maev, developing human-grade raw dog food, is poised to […]

Alpha Paw brings in $5.2M to carve out its niche in the pet wellness space

Pets continue to be big business, and Alpha Paw is the latest to draw investor attention. The Austin-based company raised $5.2 million in Series A funding, led by Nordic Eye, after bootstrapping for the past three years. CEO Ramon van Meer took over the company in 2018 via an acquisition and is working with his […]

SoftBank-backed Embark Veterinary valued at $700M after $75M Series B

Now that you have that COVID dog, Embark Veterinary wants to help him or her be in your life for a long time by offering DNA testing with the goal of curbing preventable diseases and increasing the lifespan of dogs by three years within the next decade. The Boston-based dog genetics company raised $75 million […]