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Playful Plushies

With so many choices in the dog toy aisle, retailers need to be strategic about which items they stock and how they’re presented to shoppers.

As Nature Intended

Retailers should research the natural grooming products they stock to be better informed and able to guide customers in the best direction for their pet.

Comfortable in Their Own Skin

Skin and coat care innovations help ease pets’ irritations, resulting in happier, healthier pets.

Taking Supplements by Storm

From products that contain CBD to those that come as transdermal gels, supplements are changing in innovative and exciting ways.

Covering Every Angle

To build a well-balanced healthcare department, retailers must consider a pet’s potential long-term and short-term needs.

Home Field Advantage

When it comes to selecting products to carry in stores, patriotism is in high demand.

Dehydrated Deliciousness

Dried and dehydrated pet foods allow retailers to offer the nutritional power of raw diets—minus the moisture and perceived safety risks.

A Decade of Growth

The 2019 edition of Pet Business’ Top 25 Retailers list reveals that the pet specialty channel’s premier chains continue to expand at an incredible pace.

First, Do No Harm

For Earth Animal founders Dr. Bob and Susan Goldstein, their veterinary oath provides the foundation on which all of their decisions and products as a company have been built.

It's All About the Plants

As more pet parents embrace vegan and vegetarian diets, they’re looking to feed their dogs the same. Retailers should educate themselves on this trend to ensure a successful future in dog food sales.

Ahead of the Curve

When it comes to ensuring that pets are properly protected from fleas and/or ticks, there’s no room for passivity. Tackling the problem before it occurs is key to avoiding a harmful, irritating infestation.

Pets Can Help Save the Planet

Eco-friendliness is gaining attention as pet owners seek environmentally responsible pet supplies.

How to Deliver a Satisfying Shopping Experience

Retailers should be able to recognize customer satisfaction levels, and adjust to meet the needs of customers.

Harnessing the Power of the Internet

Even brick-and-mortar retailers firmly rooted in the physical world must become expert navigators of the digital realm to stand out in an increasingly crowded market.

Filling an Important Function

Treats with CBD and other on-trend ingredients support various health issues for pets.

Tagging Along

With new technology and endless tag designs, the pet identification category is both growing and changing.

Go Fetch! (And Tug)

Pet owners can satisfy dogs’ physical, social and mental needs during playtime with fetch and tug toys.

Trending Toward Truth in Natural Food

As the natural pet-food category continues to expand, manufacturers within the segment will fall under greater scrutiny from pet parents who demand refined recipes and premium ingredients.

Feeding Frenzy

Pets are considered members of the family, and owners want to provide them with the proper nutrition. With so many options available and trends taking off, it can be hard to keep up and sift through them.

As Nature Intended

Raw diets for cats and dogs are becoming more of a household staple, so retailers should educate themselves on the benefits and safety of feeding pets raw foods.
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