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Pet Health Is Serious Business

The supplement aisle has become a big profit center as shoppers increasingly turn to pet stores for solutions to common health conditions in dogs and cats.

Traveling in Style and Comfort

Innovations in pet carriers include everything from enhanced safety features to fashionable colors.

Rawhide Rundown

Dogs will salivate over these tasty treats that provide both entertainment and health benefits.

A Bonding Experience

The LADS Pet Supplies open house event fostered valuable industry connections between retailers and their suppliers.

2017 Legislative Year in Review

The pet industry experienced both success and failure in fighting harmful legislation this year while building strong foundations for the future.

The Perfect Partners

A new study conducted by the Pet Industry Distributors Association is revealing what retailers want from their pet product distributors.

Catnip to Please Finicky Felines

Great selection and smart marketing can help retailers take advantage of cats’ recent popularity boost to drive sales in catnip products.

Homey Touches

Herptile retailers should be ready and able to help aesthetics-minded customers transform a bare-bones enclosure into an attractive piece of décor.

Playing Favorites

Retailers should offer a wide variety of toys to help bird owners keep their clever pets happy, entertained and well-behaved.

Food Science

Knowing the fundamentals of nutrition can help retailers better understand food labels and evaluate a diet’s suitability for the different life stages of small pets.

Making Waves

Three successful aquatics-focused retailers discuss the unique opportunities and challenges they face in today’s marketplace.

American Tails

As retailers satisfy consumer demand for pet products that are made in the USA, customers are discovering local sources for quality goods.

Tooth be Told

These oral care products battle bad breath while keeping pets’ teeth clean and healthy.

Finding Opportunity

The pet identification product category has found its rightful place at retail as demand grows.

Once More, with Feeling

A pet industry veteran reflects on a long, successful career and offers his thoughts on how to ensure a bright future.

How Loyalty Programs Can Improve Your Business

A well-executed program will not only drive customers back into your store, it will provide valuable information that can be used to make your business more profitable.

The Re-Graining of Pet Food

After several years of watching the grain-free movement reshape the pet food category, the industry is suddenly seeing a resurgence of grain-in diets.

Making Valuable Connections

At the first-ever Pet Connections Expo, pet retail buyers got a chance to network with key vendors, take advantage of show specials and learn from a variety of industry experts.

California Pet Sale Ban Becomes Law

What you need to know about America’s first statewide pet sales ban.

A Way of Life

Driven by passion for a specific identity or set of values, several brands are proving their lifestyle-focused models can thrive in an industry growing ever more competitive.
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