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Secure & Stylish

Whether they are designed for use in the home or outside, pet containment products have to be both effective and attractive.

Harnessing Raw Potential

Raw pet food and treats represent a product category in which independent retailers can thrive, provided they take the right approach to building a selection and educating customers.

The Art of Traveling with Pets

Traveling with a companion animal requires pet owners to plan strategically. Pet retailers that understand a customer's specific plans can help make travel less stressful for the pet and its owner.

Getting Into the Waste-Management Business

Retailers can help their customers take some of the unpleasantness out of cleaning up after their pets by tapping into the evolving pick-up product category.

Free-Flowing Sales

Retailers that devote some shelf space to automated feeders and fountains can enjoy higher transactions and repeat customers.

A Reason to Smile

More pet owners are incorporating dental care into their pet's routine at home, making the category lucrative for informed pet retailers.

Welcome Aboard

Pet retailers that are prepared to answer common questions about pet carriers-and merchandise these products well-will have happy traveling customers.

Less Mess, Less Stress

Retailers that get stain and odor products into the hands of new pet owners can help ensure a more harmonious relationship for the pet and its human companion.

Put Your Best Tanks Forward

Attractive and well-designed display tanks play a vital role in driving a successful aquarium department.

Sink or Swim

Retailers and manufacturers in the aquatics segment of the pet industry are rethinking their strategies and adjusting to meet the challenging market forces they face today.

Show Some ID

Offering pet identification products and engraving services drives traffic into pet stores and puts a potentially life-saving tool into the hands of appreciative customers.

Unwrapped Opportunity

Pet-themed giftware offers pet specialty retailers high margins, making it a lucrative category-especially during the holiday season.

Freshly Baked

Gourmet treat manufacturers are yielding treats that not only look delectable, but that also address the rigorous consumer demand for nutritious pet fare.

Safe & Secure

The pet containment category is becoming more diverse as shoppers continue to seek products that fit their specific needs and aesthetic sensibilities.

Natural Progression

The retail pet industry’s trend toward natural and eco-friendly products has quickly gained momentum over the past several years, and pet specialty stores are positioned to profit from this movement.

An Exotic Challenge

Retailers that deal in exotic pets must navigate a jungle of challenges and scrutiny from regulators.
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