As pet parents become more environmentally conscious, independent retailers continue to be their go-to source of information on the best eco-friendly toys.
Becoming a knowledgeable and honest source of information on heating and lighting options can help retailers build trust with their customers.
With a little knowledge about what makes a good tub, any business can find one to suit its needs and budget.
Legislation that punishes pet parents who don’t pick up after their animals and the need for easy waste-management solutions are increasing demand for products that make cleanup hassle free.
To see success in the marine invertebrate category, retailers need to look beyond just corals to the wide variety of fascinating animals they can offer their customers.
The need for calming and behavior products is growing as more consumers learn they can help relieve their pets’ anxiety.
Sales of interactive dog toys and puzzles are trending up, powered by the benefits to dogs and owners these products offer, but pet specialty retailers will still have to put some muscle into their merchandising.
Cat scratchers play an important role in ensuring quality of life for felines and their owners, and retailers should be ready to help with a variety of these cat aisle essentials.
With the right preparation, bird owners can take their feathered friends along for the ride.
Stocking a wide assortment of effective and safe flea and tick products can help keep pets parasite free.
ZippyPaws co-founder and vice president Jen Cao discusses her approach to designing the company’s award-winning lineup of pet toys and adventure gear.
Puppy and kitten products help pet owners care for their new best friends and can help retailers build a bond with customers.
Treats aren’t just for spoiling our canine buddies—they’re also used for training, to supplement diets and to support health, resulting in a diverse and profitable category.
How we define natural pet food is ever changing, but its popularity and importance to your store is here to stay.
Once limited to simple cat toys, pet parents are demanding products to engage with their felines, leading manufacturers to create innovative products for meaningful playtime.
Offering customers as wide a variety of small animal foods as possible can help expand sales in this market.
With parakeets and cockatiels making up the vast majority of bird sales in the U.S., retailers need to be prepared to inform and supply new parrot owners to help them be successful with these species.
Independent retailers face a lot of competition in the packaged diets category, but a well-informed staff and expertly curated selection can secure loyal customers and repeat sales.
Jean Broders, senior brand manager for Kent Pet Group, discusses how World’s Best Cat Litter has been able to cement its position atop the natural litter category.
Although they may be less popular than some other lizards, blue-tongued skinks have numerous qualities that make them wonderful pets.