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Keeping It Real

Natural cat litter has opportunities for growth as consumers look for new options.

You Need to Calm Down

More cat owners are realizing the negative impact of stress on their pets, inspiring them to look for solutions that can improve their cats’ lives, turning to pet specialty retailers for help and options.

A Day at the Spa

Offering spa products to pet owners isn’t just a matter of stocking products intended to create a spa experience for pets or even which ones to offer.

Home Sweet Home

Retailers should have the knowledge and products to help customers provide the perfect home for their rabbits.

Walking on the Wild Side

The needs of consumers hoping to attract wild birds require specific solutions, from finding the appropriate food formula to maintaining a tidy feeding area.

Scenes from Pet Night on Capitol Hill

Hosted by the Human Animal Bond Research Institute, the Pet Food Institute, and the Pet Leadership Council, the event brought together elected officials and pet industry leaders to discuss the importance of pet ownership in America.

How Technology Can Drive a Holiday Profit Surge

Using the right POS system will improve inventory management, lower labor costs and enable pet retailers to deliver personalized customer service.

Decking the Aisles

With the holidays approaching fast, there’s a lot retailers need to keep in mind and be on top of in order to ensure a successful selling season.

The Giving Season

Many pet retailers take time during the holiday rush to focus on giving back to local rescue groups, nonprofit organizations and other charitable initiatives, helping everyone get in the yuletide spirit.

License to Sell

Stemming from pop culture, entertainment and fashion, licensed products can draw in new customers and spark bigger sales.

Pet Protection

To pin down success in the containment category, retailers need to go the extra mile with selection, displays and education.

Organic Growth

Consumer interest in natural and clean ingredient foods and treats is driving manufacturers and retailers to increase their organic offerings.

Winter Wonders

These winter essentials will help keep pets comfortable in cold or snowy conditions.

Gen Z & the Power of the Human-Animal Bond

While millennials are still this industry’s prime target demographic, it’s time to start focusing on the next generation of pet owners.

Responsible Retailing

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

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.
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