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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.

Making Sure Fido is Well-Healed

Pet healthcare items can help consumers perform first aid and apply other remedies.

Catering to Exotic Appetites

While ownership of reptiles, birds and small mammals may not be as prevalent as dog and cat ownership in U.S. households, these small pets can mean big profits for retailers that offer the right nutritional products.

Blueprints for Success

Franchise operations have proven to be a force in the world of pet retailing, thanks to the valuable guidance that they provide to storeowners and the consistent experience they offer shoppers.

Summer Safety

Dog owners want to participate in summer outdoor activities, and retailers and manufacturers are helping pups stay safe.

Chipping In

By encouraging customers to have their animals microchipped, retailers and service providers can promote responsible pet ownership and help cast our industry in a positive light.

Learning to be Likeable

In order to cultivate a loyal customer base, pet store employees must first know what they are really selling.

The Best of Both Worlds

Bobbi Panter, owner of Bobbi Panter Pet Products, discusses her recent partnership with Antwan André Patton, better known as Big Boi from the hip-hop duo Outkast.

Serving Them Well

Today’s pet bowls, diners and feeders do more than just hold food and water. They play a big role in keeping dogs healthy, encouraging activity and providing peace of mind for pet owners.

Natural Pest Solutions

Manufacturers in the natural flea and tick solutions category are prioritizing alternatives to chemical ingredients.

Cats on the Move

By stocking up on great products and providing smart customer service, retailers can make feline travel products a real profit center.
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