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Against the Grain

Although grain-free foods and treats have leapt into the mainstream, pet specialty retailers are staying competitive with compelling inventories and customer-focused service.

Getting Carried Away

Pets are hitting the road more than ever before. Thankfully, the market offers consumers a wide range of pet carriers to meet every need.

Lending a Hand

The need for housetraining and waste management solutions is greater than ever; pet specialty retailers can come to the rescue, thanks to a plethora of creative and effective product options.

Identifying Profit

Pet identification tags are the number-one way to help connect lost pets with their owners, making ID products a vital-and profitable-category for pet retailers.

Oral Report

Keeping a pet's oral hygiene in good shape can combat bad breath and help prevent more serious issues down the road. Here's a look at oral-care products on the market that aim to deter these issues.

For Your Convenience

Freeze-dried and dehydrated foods and treats offer a plethora of benefits for both retailers and pet owners who are looking to offer raw foods more conveniently and easily.

The Big Chill

Refrigerated and raw products are opening new revenue streams for independent pet stores, but will consumers pull the plug?

Sweet Slumber

As dog owners increasingly focus on their pet's comfort, the dog bed category is taking off, offering pet specialty retailers plenty of cushy opportunities for higher register rings, add-on sales and repeat visits.

Very Gifted

Smart manufacturers and retailers are meeting the fervent demand for gifts for pets and pet lovers alike.

Claiming a Seat at the Holiday Table

As pet owners increasingly indulge their animal companions during special occasions, specialty retailers have the opportunity to capitalize on the growing market for holiday-related pet food and treats.

The Spa Treatment

Loving pet parents are increasingly on the hunt for products that pamper and nurture their animal companions.

Getting a Grip

When it comes to collars, leashes and harnesses, today's dog owners have no intention of sacrificing style for quality, strength and durability.

Racking Up Sales

Antlers and other natural chews make up one of the fastest-growing pet product segments, offering a unique opportunity for retailers that can successfully navigate this lucrative category.

The Sharp-Dressed Dog

As dressing dogs up-either in fun costumes or functional yet fashionable clothing-gains traction, manufacturers are giving pet owners lots of stylish options and pet retailers profitable opportunities.

Bake Sale

Baked and gourmet treat manufacturers are helping pet owners feel good about pampering their pets, by offering wholesome, healthy options.

Into the Wild

Pet food manufacturers are introducing a steady stream of diets based around a wide range of exotic protein sources, arming retailers with a variety that not only appeals to the preferences of pet owners, but also meets the needs of companion animals.

Secure & Stylish

Whether they are designed for use in the home or outside, pet containment products have to be both effective and attractive.

Plush Toys Get Tough

Plush dog toys may be soft, cuddly and cute, but they are all business when it comes to profitability and boosting sales.

Keeping Summer Sunny

Retailers can help pet owners avert summer dangers by offering them innovative safety products that provide effective solutions and protection.

Harnessing Raw Potential

Raw pet food and treats represent a product category in which independent retailers can thrive, provided they take the right approach to building a selection and educating customers.
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