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The Value of Pets

It is up to the pet industry to continue to inform the general public about the benefits of pets.

Pet Westie Trim

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

A Matter of Trust

This year’s Petfood Forum will emphasize transparency in the pet food supply and how the industry can build greater consumer confidence.

Air-Dried Innovation

Mary Helen Horn, president of Ziwi USA, explains how the company is revolutionizing pet nutrition with its unique approach to crafting alternative-to-raw diets.

Building a Strong Foundation for Success

Public education and improved care are two keys to the continued health of a vibrant and diverse pet industry.

Room to Grow

Although many dogs have gone grain-free, there are still pet owners who have not yet jumped on board, giving pet specialty retailers plenty of opportunity to tap into this profitable category.

A Real Meat Market

The most important feline nutrition trends in pet stores include raw, natural and a focus on high-quality proteins.

The Power of Collaboration

The pet industry can be proud of how we worked together to provide much-needed help to the people and pets impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The Honest Approach

Lucy Postins, founder and chief integrity officer of The Honest Kitchen, discusses her company’s commitment to supporting healthy pets and healthy independent pet stores.

Taking Fetch to a New Level

Debbie Hamill, chief marketing officer at iFetch, discusses how the company is helping dogs around the world stay healthy, happy and out of trouble with engaging play products.

The New Humanization

Pet owners are taking pampering to the next level, and pet specialty retailers with the right approach stand to benefit.

Setting a Place

Dog owners are paying attention to what their best buddies eat and drink from, seeking out products that are not only attractive but also contribute to pet wellness.

Feeding Time

As pet parents are working longer hours and leaving pups at home for extended periods of time, retailers should capitalize on sales of automated feeders and fountains.

Go Fetch! (And Tug)

Pet owners can satisfy dogs’ physical, social and mental needs during playtime with fetch and tug toys.

Training Techniques

Housetraining is a necessity for every new pet parent and retailers should be able to provide dog owners with the knowledge and products they need.

Safe and Sound Snakes

Retailers should convey to their customers that rear-fanged snakes are harmless pets.

A Recipe for Success

Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Midland does its part to support a growing national franchise.

Staying the Course

Grain-free dog products continue their growth; but to keep the momentum going, pet specialty retailers must get actively involved by responding to customer concerns and helping them select the best options.

Protecting Pups From the Elements

New winter products are making it easier for pet parents to have snow-covered fun without risking their dog’s safety.

Sticking the Landing

The first-ever Washington fly-in will give pet industry professionals the chance to meet with officials in Congress to discuss legislation and regulations.
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