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Tiny House Trends

In addition to maximizing space and comfort for their pets, small animal owners are looking for aesthetically pleasing and easy-to-clean habitat options.

Animal Rights… and Us

As activists continue to fight for the rights of animals, they’re inadvertently hurting ethical pet store owners.

Selling Starter Kits

To help budding fish hobbyists, fish stores should offer starter kits to get them going.

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.

Aquarium Maintenance

A clean aquarium is a happy aquarium, which is why it’s important to make sure hobbyists are stocked with everything they need to keep their tanks fresh.

Selling Scorpions

Although they seem intimidating, scorpions can be great pets if they’re properly cared for and handled.

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.

The Bedlington Terrier

This breed-standard cut is set with a snap-on comb and can be taken shorter.

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.

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 Keys to Great Scissor Work

While accomplishing an excellent finish might seem effortless from the sidelines, it requires several steps that are all important to the final product.

Helpful Hygiene

These ear and nail care products help pet parents make sure pets are feeling fresh and clean.

Family Ties

After 31 years in the pet industry, Loving Pets founder and president Eric Abbey understands the industry from the inside out.
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