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Come Fly—or Drive or Walk—with Me

Manufacturers are introducing products that make it easier than ever to travel with pets.

Rescue and Relief

Supplements and remedies offer dog owners effective solutions for maintaining their pets’ health, resolving problems and avoiding vet bills.

A Little Litter Goes a Long Way

With cat ownership on the rise, the litter category is a perfect sales driver for pet specialty retailers.

Next-Generation Aquatics

The team behind Central Pet Aquatics’ Aqueon brand discusses innovation and nurturing aquatics.

Take a Hike

From a stroll around the block to a mountain trek, these dog-walking products can help pets and owners be prepared for anything.

The Bright Side of Sales

Lighting can be a tricky component of aquarium keeping to get right, but well-informed retailers can make this department of their aquatics section really shine.

Hanging on the Line

Even in the Internet age, the telephone is still an essential tool that connects retailers with their customers, but it can also be a source of both frustration and unexpected comedy.

Delicious and Nutritious

The all-natural trend that is sweeping the pet food category is great for retailers who stay informed about the many benefits associated with this growing movement.

Saving the Planet, One Pet at a Time

Manufacturers are expanding environmentally conscientious offerings to produce sustainable goods that protect consumers—and the planet.

Sales Made Simple

Selling doesn’t have to be rocket science for pet retailers who know how to open customer relationships and earn the sale.

Shelf Empowerment

In neighborhood pet shops, every inch of shelf space is a precious commodity. Learn how data drives smart allocations decisions.

Getting the Best from Your Staff

Business owners can apply some very basic principles of animal behavior and training techniques to build effective relationships with their employees.

How We Got On Shark Tank

Wondercide partners Stephanie Boone and Laura Alter discuss their experience on the hit TV show Shark Tank, which airs this Friday.

Taking the Bite Out of Predatory Pricing

Grave concern about the deep-discounting strategies online retailers use to capture market share is driving a growing number of independent retailers to demand fair pricing policies from pet food manufacturers.

Helping Them Chill

The calming aids and behavior modification categories offer products that can positively affect dog behavior and owner sanity, making both more comfortable and retailers more profitable.

An Enigma Wrapped in a Dog Toy

Puzzles and interactive toys can entertain dogs, help humans bond with their pups and generate incremental sales at retail.

Redbarn Raises the Bar

The owners of Redbarn Pet Products emphasize an ambitious culture of innovation, development and growth, while not losing sight of the value of their employees.

A Scratch Above the Rest

With the number of cat owners on the rise, cat scratchers and climbers are the purr-fect products for retailers looking for a new profit center.

A Walk on the Wild Side

While pet specialty stores can give animal lovers the opportunity to have an up-close encounter with reptiles and amphibians, nothing can replace the wonders of meeting up with these animals in the field.

Topping Off Sales

Sales of meal enhancers have tripled in just one year; with the right data, retailers can catch the wave.
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