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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.

Let Your Imagination Loose

Retailers that can infuse a bit of creativity into their sales strategies are sure to see big benefits in their aquatics departments.

Beacons of Hope

For dog owners who despair of ever getting a handle on the house-training process, pet specialty retailers can be a calming resource for encouragement and solutions.

A Real Meat Market

The most important feline nutrition trends in pet stores include raw, natural and a focus on high-quality proteins.

Easy on the Ears

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.

Making Litter Boxes Eco-Friendlier

Better natural formulas and more cat owners mean bigger opportunities for retailers looking to capitalize on litter.

Selling the Dinosaur

Retailers should take advantage of any opportunity to channel the widespread human fascination with prehistoric creatures into a passion for herpetology.

Nesting Needs

With the right combination of high-quality cages and accessories, retailers can send new bird owners home with all the essentials for a happy, comfortable pet.

Dream Big

Retailers should offer small animal owners a wide array of sleeping products that provide a safe, snug place to cozy up.

The Freeze-Dried Advantage

As more dog owners embrace the benefits of freeze-dried products, the category is taking off, affording pet specialty retailers the opportunity to strengthen customer loyalty and profits.

Give It a Dry

Pet owners may not realize the value of quality at-home drying products, so retailers should seize the opportunity to offer both information and a good selection of towels and dryers.

Building a Better Dog Chew

Manufacturers are answering consumer demands for natural chews that are not only healthful, but also entertaining.

Satisfying Cat Treat Cravings

With growing attention on keeping cats happy and healthy, consumers are demanding high-quality treats that also sate the selective feline palate.

Outside the Cage

Whether a retailer caters to pet bird owners or not, failing to provide products for wild bird enthusiasts is a missed profit opportunity.

Hay for Play

While hay should be the main diet for herbivorous small pets, it can also provide enrichment for them and for other burrowing rodents.

Shell Game

Whether in giant form or one of the more moderate sizes, the amiable tortoise can be an enjoyable and rewarding pet.

Awakening Sales

As dog bedding manufacturers devise increasingly sophisticated products, pet specialty retailers should know their customers’ needs and train staff to deliver the best solutions.

Stable Selection

When choosing tables, groomers should invest in products that will be reliable assets to their businesses for years to come.

Pouncing on Toy Sales

Cats are more popular than ever, which means retailers have the chance to drive sales in this historically underserved category by stocking a great toy selection.

Smart Cookies

Natural treats are more numerous than ever, and educated consumers expect the snacks to have many wholesome attributes.
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