April 2018

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Healthcare Providers

Retailers are adding vaccination events, veterinary clinics and other health-related services to their traditional pet store offerings.

Supplementary Success

These supplements and functional treats can be seamlessly incorporated into a pet’s diet in order to improve health and wellness.

Holistic Health

Natural products that keep pets at their best wellness are driving growth in the flourishing healthcare category.

Healthy Helping

From providing fast first-aid to healing animal ailments, these health products keep pets safe and comfortable.

Healthy Inside and Out

Retailers need to stay up-to-date on the latest oral, skin and coat care innovations.

A Fair to Remember

The Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference drew grooming industry professionals from around the country to "The Peach State" for four days of valuable educational sessions, spirited competitions and innovative product exhibits.

The Right Staff

Building an effective team of employees for your salon will require finding candidates who not only have the necessary skills, but also fit the image of your brand.

Going Beyond the Splash & Dash

Bathing a dog seems like it should be easy, but there are so many things to consider if you’re going to do it right.

Five Tips for Table Safety

Just like the most important issues in real estate are “Location, Location and Location,” the most important elements of table safety when grooming are “Control, Control and Control.”

Giving Groomers a Lift

These well-designed lift grooming tables can go a long way in saving wear and tear on a pet stylist’s body and making the grooming process more efficient.

Pet Westie Trim

A short, modified Westie trim that stays true to breed standards may be the perfect groom for an aging pet.

American Spirit

As concern about the origin of pet food and supplies continues to grow, retailers should stock more products made in the USA.

Pets on the Go

Dogs aren’t the only animal companions traveling with their owners. Cats are also on the move, which is influencing how pet carriers are designed and marketed.

Treat Take-Away

This wide selection of dog and cat treats can help pet parents train, reward and spoil their furry friends.

At the Top of the Food Chain

Chad J. Tillman, national sales manager for Grizzly Pet Products, discusses how the company has maintained its position as a market leader in pet nutrition by providing a growing lineup of high-quality products that support the health of pets.

Coalitions to Take Lawmakers by Storm

The collaboration of pet business owners and their allies will lead to greater success in achieving legislative goals.

A Shared Vision for the Human-Animal Bond

The healing power of pets must be better understood and accepted as a key contributor to human health and wellness.

Face of the Future

Peter Johnson, CEO, Petface Ltd., discusses how his company is building on its success in Britain to bring innovative pet care brands to retailers worldwide.

Pick of the Litters

Ed Owens, vice president of engineering for American Wood Fibers, explains how the company is leveraging more than 50 years of experience to create high-quality pet litter and bedding products.

Touch-up Techniques

Retailers can help keep dogs clean between full washes by stocking the many between-bath products on the market.

No Snoozing Here

As dog owners increasingly seek to give their dogs the best possible sleep experience, bedding manufacturers are responding with products even people would like to curl up on.

Looking at Litter

As the litter market continues to grow, specialize and innovate, keeping track of changing trends is a priority for any pet retailer.

The Best Bedding

Retailers should be knowledgeable about the wide variety of litter products available to help customers choose the best supplies for their needs.

Feeding the Need for Transparency

Selling pet food products that are labeled as natural isn’t enough to build a repeat clientele looking to ensure the health of their pets.

Human Nature

Customers can often be the biggest uncertainty in your business.

To Light, or Not to Light

When it comes to aquariums, lighting is important not only for presentation, but also to maintain a happy and healthy tank.
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