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What to Look for in a Dog Kennel

These six kennel features are key to providing pets with a safe, inviting place to rest.

Eliminating Parvovirus

With the right disinfectant products and approach, pets can be protected from parvovirus and other dangerous diseases.

5 Ways to Provide Daily Enrichment for Small Animals

Daily opportunities for enrichment are essential to a pet’s health and happiness.

How to Choose a Dog Toy

Picking that perfect toy need not be as difficult as it might seem if you consider these factors.

Air Travel Safety Tips

These 5 simple travel tips will go a long way in ensuring that a pet's trip goes smoothly and safely.

Signs of Allergies

Most pet owners aren’t aware of seasonal allergies in dogs and cats, and therefore don’t recognize the signs.

Summer Safety Tips

Five key safety tips every pet owner should keep in mind while enjoying the season with their furry friends.
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More »New Products

Ellie Bear’s Play & Agility Bone

Gym's For Dog's Ellie Bear’s Play & Agility Bone is a play and agility product for dogs.

Double Decker Pet Stroller

Pet and PetsTM from Petique, Inc.’s Double Decker Pet stroller lets pets and their friends rest.

Calm & Comfort with CBD and CBDA

ElleVet Sciences' CBD+CBDA dog chews provide comfort and calmness to dogs during high-stress situations.

Lamb and Whitefish Meal Entree

Grandma Mae’s Lamb and Whitefish Meal Entree for dogs is suitable for sensitive stomachs and picky eaters.

Ethical Products Bandana and Mask Set

The face mask and bandana combo is available in six different matching designs.

Pumpkin Pro for Dogs

Rogue Pet Science's Pumpkin Pro food topper was created to fix loose stools.

Tap-A-Drop Deodorizer

Nilodor's Tap-A-Drop can be used in litter boxes, pet bedding, pet cages and more household items.

THC-Free CBD Chews

Out & About CBD's first premium THC-free CBD chews are fit for small dogs under 25 lbs.

Organic Smoked Salmon Jerky Treats

Tender & True Organic Smoked Salmon Jerky Treats contain USDA certified organic salmon.

Canine Comfort

Ultimate Pet Nutrition's Canine Comfort is a tablet for dogs with a canine calming and relaxation support formula.

SaniPet Coat Spray

SaniPet by Absorbine is a pet-safe, alcohol-free antiseptic coat spray.

Nudges Jerky Chews

Nudges Jerky Chews are all natural and rawhide free.
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6 Strategies for Reaching Customers Wherever and Whenever They Shop

To be successful in today's retail environment, pet stores must create a seamless, omnichannel experience for shoppers.

Infographic: 6 Strategies for Connecting with Customers

To succeed in the new retail reality, it is vital to engage with customers the way they want and expect.

Wahl Provides Safe At-Home Grooming Tips From the Experts

Award-winning nationally certified master groomer Brittney Valle demonstrates the basics of how to clip a dog's nails.
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Archive »Trends

A Raw Opportunity

Raw pet foods were once considered a trend, but they’re officially here to stay as more owners become aware of the health benefits.

Au Naturale

Pet owners are increasingly favoring natural foods and treats for their dogs and cats, making this a fairly dynamic category for pet specialty retailers.

Seeking Out Sustainability

Incorporating sustainable practices into a pet business will have multiple long-lasting benefits.
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Archive »Industry Voices

Preserving a Sustainable, Responsible Aquatics Trade

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council’s Aquatics Committee is working to ensure the preservation of fish hatcheries across the United States.

How the Pet Industry Has Pulled Together During a Crisis

The pet care community has a great obligation to provide the products and services that our pets need to stay healthy and happy.

The Future of Pet Retail

There’s always going to be a need for pet products, but how pet stores navigate the uncertain future of retailing will have a huge impact on their ability to remain competitive.

Creating a Sustainable Future

To reduce its carbon footprint, the entire pet industry should reevaluate its approach to product packaging and ingredients.
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Satisfying Regional Needs

Geographical retailing allows retailers to provide an appropriate portfolio of products tailored to the specific wants and needs of local pet owners.

Pricing Right

In order to appeal to customers of all income levels, retailers should rely on a good, better, best strategy to provide quality products at a variety of price points.

Talking ‘Bout My Generation

All pet parents are looking for unconditional love and companionship, but different age groups often seek out products that align with their respective lifestyles.

Au Naturale

Pet owners are increasingly favoring natural foods and treats for their dogs and cats, making this a fairly dynamic category for pet specialty retailers.

6 Strategies for Reaching Customers Wherever and Whenever They Shop

To be successful in today's retail environment, pet stores must create a seamless, omnichannel experience for shoppers.
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Archive »Blogs

Why Are Dogs Scared of Fireworks?

It's common knowledge that dogs are scared of fireworks, but where does that behavior come from?

FDA Guidelines for Protecting Pets from COVID-19

With multiple animals in the U.S. testing positive for the virus, the agency is recommending social distancing guidelines for pets.

Keeping Dogs Safe From Sunburn

In order to safely enjoy summer fun, pets need sunblock, too.

Should Men Keep Cats Off Their Dating Profile?

A new study finds that women as less attracted to men with cats.

The Indirect Threat COVID-19 Presents for Pets

The coronavirus pandemic has helped put pets at risk for getting sick from cleaning chemicals.
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Archive »Retailer Profiles

A Resource Center for Pet Parents

The success of Connecticut-based retailer NorthPoint Pets and Company illustrates the importance of prioritizing service over sales to build customer loyalty.

6 Ways Pet Stores Can Better Connect with Customers

Now, more than ever, it is vital for retailers to reach pet owners through a variety of communication channels.

Making an Animal Connection

Since transitioning from advertising to pet retail, Patricia Harris Zeller has turned the Animal Connection into a prime example of what creative marketing can accomplish.

Perfecting the In-Store Experience

With two New Hampshire locations filled with fun activities, live animals and extensive retail offerings, Woofmeow has carved a niche for itself as a unique destination for pet owners and other curious visitors.

The MVP of Kentucky

The product of a lifelong love of pets and industry experience, Most Valuable Pets has set itself apart as an exceptional retailer of live animals and supplies for almost 27 years.
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Archive »Vendor Profiles

A Natural Leader

Jeanne Jacobs, leader of business development for PetAlive, discusses how the brand has grown into a one-stop destination for herbal and homeopathic healthcare solutions.

Beauty by Design

In offering fresh designs and high-quality products, Sentiments, Inc. is at the forefront of the growing pet furniture category.

The Ferret Experts

Amanda Altman, marketing coordinator for Marshall Pet Products, explains how the company has spent the past 80 years earning its reputation as the premier supplier of ferrets and ferret products.

A Smart Solution

Jeff Dickerson, CEO of DaySmart Software—makers of 123Pet Software—explains how the company’s technology helps make managing pet services easier than ever.
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Archive »Technology

Tag, You’re It!

Pet ID tags have the potential to be a profit center if retailers are strategic about offering fresh and diverse options.

Beyond a Fringe Movement

Increasingly, pet parents are turning to health and wellness products similar to those used for their own personal well-being in order to treat their animals—including those that contain CBD.

A Smart Solution

Jeff Dickerson, CEO of DaySmart Software—makers of 123Pet Software—explains how the company’s technology helps make managing pet services easier than ever.

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Global Pet Expo Officials Make Adjustments for 2021

Global Pet Expo 2021 will offer flexible payment plans for exhibitors and safety measures for attendees.

A Show of Pride

The success of Global Pet Expo in the face of an emerging public health crisis illustrates just how important this event is to the pet industry.

Webinar Series Addresses COVID-19

The new web series will tackle how to navigate a pet business during uncertain times.

PIJAC Honored Six Individuals and Organizations at Global Pet Expo

The 2020 PIJAC Awards recognize outstanding pet care community leaders.

10 Retailers Honored at Global Pet Expo

The Retailer Excellence Awards given out at the show recognized exceptional independent pet specialty stores in a variety of categories that are key to retail success.
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The Golden Retriever Teddy Cut

This groom can be the perfect answer for Golden Retriever owners who want a cut that will keep their dogs cool in hot summer weather.

Why We Should All Care About the Latest Lawsuit Against Blue Buffalo

The pet food manufacturer is being sued over its marketing claims, and the result could have serious implications for the entire industry.

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The 2019 edition of Pet Business’ Top 25 Retailers list reveals that the pet specialty channel’s premier chains continue to expand at an incredible pace.

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