April 2019

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Comfortable in Their Own Skin

Skin and coat care innovations help ease pets’ irritations, resulting in happier, healthier pets.

Taking Supplements by Storm

From products that contain CBD to those that come as transdermal gels, supplements are changing in innovative and exciting ways.

Covering Every Angle

To build a well-balanced healthcare department, retailers must consider a pet’s potential long-term and short-term needs.

The Oxbow Way

Oxbow Animal Health has spent the past four decades making a difference in the lives of pets and their owners by committing to four fundamental principles—quality, innovation, education and appreciation. 

Home Field Advantage

When it comes to selecting products to carry in stores, patriotism is in high demand.

Dehydrated Deliciousness

Dried and dehydrated pet foods allow retailers to offer the nutritional power of raw diets—minus the moisture and perceived safety risks.

Treat Time

This collection of baked and gourmet treats will leave dogs begging for more.

Customer Service

To ensure repeat customers and avoid bad publicity, groomers should make sure their customer service abilities are on point.

Taking Care of Pets' Skin

It’s important for groomers to understand how skin works in order to protect it while grooming.

A Retailer's Guide to Professional Grooming

A hard and honest look into pet retailers’ battle to drive business to their brick-and-mortar stores in the face of growing competition from e-commerce.

Bichon Frise Pet Trim

This cut is short enough to be practical while keeping the overall look of the Bichon, making it perfect for dogs that are active in the great outdoors.

New Resource to Help Fight Antimicrobial Resistant Health Risks

PIJAC has introduced comprehensive recommendations developed by a collaborative effort from the pet care, veterinary and health care communities.

Selling Power

In addition to products, distributors are a source of essential sales support.

Fashionable Function

Mel Abernathy, vice president of sales for Primetime Petz, discusses the company’s commitment to making solution-oriented products that reflect the latest home décor trends.

A Natural Approach to the New Wholesome Chew

Demand for dog chews made using natural ingredients creates greater retail opportunities to help consumers optimize pet wellness.

Taking Sales Outdoors

As Mother Nature entices more dog owners and their pals to hit the trails, parks and beaches, the outdoor gear category is firing up with products designed to keep the adventure fun and safe for both.

Sleep Like A Dog

Dog beds must be comfortable and stylish, and take up minimal space in stores.

Pounce and Play

Retailers should embrace the continually growing cat toy market to benefit both customers and sales.

Light it Up

Retailers should stay up-to-date on the latest aquarium lighting options to benefit both their customers and stores.

April Fools

Sometimes, things don’t turn out how you expect, but result in lessons learned.

Breeding Time

Encouraging customers to become bird breeders will ensure retailers always have pet birds in stock.

Beyond the Basic Bedding

This selection of bedding and litter products provides a variety of innovative options for keeping a small pet’s home clean and comfortable.
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