Pet owners are taking pampering to the next level, and pet specialty retailers with the right approach stand to benefit.
Dog owners are paying attention to what their best buddies eat and drink from, seeking out products that are not only attractive but also contribute to pet wellness.
As pet parents are working longer hours and leaving pups at home for extended periods of time, retailers should capitalize on sales of automated feeders and fountains.
Pet owners can satisfy dogs’ physical, social and mental needs during playtime with fetch and tug toys.
Housetraining is a necessity for every new pet parent and retailers should be able to provide dog owners with the knowledge and products they need.
Retailers should convey to their customers that rear-fanged snakes are harmless pets.
Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Midland does its part to support a growing national franchise.
Grain-free dog products continue their growth; but to keep the momentum going, pet specialty retailers must get actively involved by responding to customer concerns and helping them select the best options.
New winter products are making it easier for pet parents to have snow-covered fun without risking their dog’s safety.
As concern about the origin of pet food and supplies continues to grow, retailers should stock more products made in the USA.
Good customer service is imperative to running a successful business.
Whether walking, hiking, training or simply playing, today’s collars, leashes and harnesses are elevating the experience for dog owners and their pets, encouraging and enhancing togetherness.
For reasons of ergonomics and precision, groomers should consider the value of adding smaller clippers, trippers and shears to their toolboxes.
With the range of ear care options available today, retailers can equip themselves with the knowledge and products to provide a solution to meet any customer’s needs.
While pet specialty retailers face serious challenges in an evolving competitive environment, they can still be successful by playing to their strengths.
As more dog owners rely on apparel to keep their pets protected from the elements or to outfit them for holiday photos, the clothing category provides retailers with a profit-making opportunity.
Maintaining feline hygiene can be a challenge, but manufacturers have stepped up to create winning formulas that invite cats to step up to the litter box.
Keeping dogs clean is a priority, but with the busy schedules of pet parents there might not be time for a full groom, spurring sales in between-bath products.
Dog owners are looking for ways to feed their pets nutritional food that is easily portable, sparking interest in freeze-dried foods and treats.
Though the availability and quality of marine livestock is decreasing, captive-raised specimen are keeping the business alive and well.