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An Instant Connection

Licensed products offer pet retailers an opportunity to tap into the resonance that certain characters and brands have with shoppers.

Local Attraction

Gorge Dog has established itself as the place to go for dog-lovers in Hood River, Ore., whether they need a bag of food and a new collar or a keepsake T-shirt to take back to their hometown.

Outside the Box

Exotic proteins are making significant inroads in the food and treat markets, offering pet parents novel and nutritious alternatives to traditional meats.

Superfoods from the Sea

Grizzly Pet Products offers a range of high-quality, all-natural nutritional products for pets made from wild-caught, ocean-based ingredients.

Baked-In Goodness

Pet owners want baked and gourmet treats to be special snacks with clear nutritional benefits.

An Admirable Approach to Stopping Abuse

When handled correctly, animal-abuse registries can be an excellent tool for keeping pets out of the hands of those who would do them harm.

Educating the Educators

The Pet Care Trust’s Pets in the Classroom program is proving that classroom pets help kids learn.

Plush Gets Tough

Pet owners may have once hesitated to purchase plush toys for their dogs, but today there is no reason to hold back, as manufacturers of these toys have focused on adding strength to the fun.

A Movement with Momentum

The Made-in-the-USA trend continues to gain steam in the pet care market, where consumers equate domestic sourcing as a clear sign of product quality and safety.

Weathering the Storm

The continued availability of pets is under threat, posing a serious problem for all sectors of the industry. To secure their future, retailers, manufacturers and industry associations must come together to tell the public their side of the story.

Re-making the Pet Bed

As going green becomes mainstream, reusing unwanted materials to create unique pet products allows manufacturers to become creative – and pet parents to sleep soundly.

Putting Politics Aside

The very real problem posed by substandard breeders and shelters will never be addressed effectively unless the pet industry and animal-welfare groups can come together for the good of the animals in question.

Telling Our Story with Finding Dory

With the release of the new movie Finding Dory, the pet industry has an opportunity to educate the public on fish keeping, environmental stewardship and the need to protect the aquarium hobby.

The Shape of Success

With a wide assortment of healthy, natural treats and chews, Pet ’n Shape has been “Serving Happiness to People and Pets” for more than a decade.

Shedding Light on Leashes & Collars

Len Horowitz, founder and CEO of 4 Paws Tech, discusses how his company is making dogs “beautiful by day and visible by night.”

On the Cutting Edge of Nutrition

Sara Kuris-Morgan, founder and CEO of Frenchie’s Kitchen, discusses how her company’s human-grade, made-in-the-USA diets meet the demands of today’s discerning pet owners.

A Fresh Spin on Retailing

Offering allergen-free foods and helping the community has been a winning formula for TailsSpin.

Good Health is Always On Trend

Keeping up with the latest developments in pet nutrition is essential for retailers who want to successfully drive dog and cat food sales.

Success with Supplements

With more emphasis on pet health, dietary supplements are quickly becoming a major profit center for retailers.

Brushing Up on Dental Health

Brushing a pet’s teeth is nobody’s idea of a good time. Luckily, there is a wide range of alternative oral care solutions available to today’s pet owners.
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