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Responsible Retailing

Help protect the health of your staff, animals and customers with a new Pet Store Pro chapter about zoonotic disease prevention.

A Flair for Innovation

Trevor Lauber, pet care packaging sales representative for Flair Flexible Packaging Corporation, discusses the company’s effective, eye-catching and convenient packaging solutions.

Keeping Their Cool

As growing numbers of dog owners look for ways to reduce their pet’s anxiety and stress, calming and behavior modification products are drawing lots of attention.

The Cat (Treat’s) Out of the Bag

As cat ownership continues to grow, retailers should put just as much weight into cat treats as they do dog treats.

The Latest Trends in Dog Food

From nutritious ingredients to sustainability to questions about grain-free, consumers are looking for the best products for their pups.

The New Normal

Products in the natural wellness and healthcare segment of the pet goods industry are addressing specific issues, optimizing animal well being and potentially extending animals’ lives.

Cats on Parade

Watch out dogs—cats are on the move! With more owners taking their felines for walks, retailers have an opportunity to grow their cat harness and leash selection.

Play Time

Many of small animals’ needs can be addressed by carrying the right selection of toys.

Chew On This

Chewing is a natural instinct for many dogs, which can result in a lot of damage and frustration for owners. Rawhide chews and alternatives offer solutions that not only save furniture, but also sanity.

Groom It Yourself

As more consumers groom their pets at home, retailers should ensure that they remain knowledgeable about, and keep their stores stocked with, reliable products.

Are You Savvy About Sustainability?

Two pet industry leaders discuss why eco-consciousness is good for business.

POSitive Impact

Much more than high-tech cash registers, POS systems can help retailers connect with customers.

Tech it Out

As technology becomes a necessary part of everyday life, pet product manufacturers have found various ways to integrate it into the ways humans interact with their pets.

Leading the Farm-to-Pet-Bowl Revolution

Stephen Trachtenberg, president of Chasing Our Tails, discusses how his company is innovating the treats and chews category with single-ingredient chews that are made and sourced in the U.S.

Coaching to Resolve Conflict

Knowing how to address and diffuse a conflict creates a more cohesive and understanding work environment.

A Deeper Kind of Clean

Kyle Darling, president of Thera-Clean, discusses how his company’s microbubble technology provides a host of health benefits to pets and business benefits to professional groomers.

Quick and Easy

A lot of time can be wasted in the grooming salon, whether it's from idle chit-chat or late drop-offs/pick-ups. To keep things running smoothly, it's all about increasing efficiency.

Selling the Solution

The duty of cleaning up after pets is a labor of love, but consumers want cleaning formulas that will safely ease the burden of solving stain and odor issues.

Passionate Pet Pros

After spending the past 33 years building a reputation as one of the premier pet specialty retailers in the Pacific Northwest, the 23-store Pet Pros chain stands poised for a new era of growth built on the foundation of its “four pillars” of natural, healthy products, education, fun and community.

The Ethical Approach to Chews

The Ethical Products team discusses how its longtime commitment to independent pet retailers has influenced the launch of its Fieldcrest Farms natural chews.
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