By truly understanding the positions of various candidates and taking action to help put the right people in office, pet retailers can help make sure their best interests are represented in government.
A new regulatory board in West Virginia threatens to outlaw common pets like gerbils, hamsters and salamanders.
The growing number of bans on live-animal sales across the United States will end up serving as a perfect illustration of the law of unintended consequences.
During the first six months of 2014, state-level lawmakers were quite busy in advancing legislation that will inevitably impact pet stores within their jurisdiction.
The Pets in the Classroom program is not only helping kids to be more engaged in school, it is driving increased pet ownership in the home.
The high-level executives who attended the third-annual Pet Industry's Top2Top Conference in April found the event to be a valuable platform to discuss the various issues facing all segments of the trade.
The 10th-annual Global Pet Expo was the biggest edition of the show so far.
Pinnacle Pets' recent St. Puppy's Day breeder educational conference is one example of how various organizations are working to ensure the supply of healthy, well-bred companion animals.
Pet sales bans are gaining momentum at the local, county and state level, creating dire implications for the entire industry.
In today's high-tech world, using social media to promote a pet retail business is not only a good idea, it is imperative to the success.
The positive impact that the human-animal bond can have on our well-being is a powerful message to build customer loyalty and goodwill.
The pet specialty retail channel has a rosy future, if it can take advantage of the positive economic trends that are expected over the next few years.
There are four key elements to successfully dealing with legislative issues-timing, education, activism and media.
Over the past decade, Global Pet Expo has evolved into the standard in pet industry trade-show excellence.
Five key presenters discuss what they will be talking about at the Pet Industry's Top2Top Conference, and why retailers should make a point of attending.
The best storeowners and managers are those who can get the most from their staff.
The rising tide of pet-related legislation across the country kept the Pet Industry Advisory Council busy throughout 2013.
Apply some logic, and animal-rights groups' strategy for putting sub-standard breeders out of business makes little sense.
The agenda for the Pet Industry's Top2Top Conference will feature a diverse and insightful lineup of speakers and interactive sessions.
Actively supporting positive pet-related legislation can be a great way for members of the industry to build a productive relationship with their representatives in government.