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Engaging the Next Generation of Pet Owners

Are you ready to market your services to a whole new generation of pet owners? Let’s hope so, because your ability to do so is sure to impact your grooming business—for better or worse.

Building on Your Strengths

Remember when it was easy to build and sustain a successful pet retail operation? Yeah, neither do I.

Shaping Our Own Destiny

While the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council was successful in improving the regulatory and business environment for the pet industry last year, there is much more work to be done in 2017.

Fun Meets Function

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.

Finding an Edge

The World Pet Association is constantly looking for exciting new ways to set its SuperZoo trade show and conference apart from other pet industry events.

Pick of the Litter

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.

Excellence at Any Size

Success in the pet specialty channel is not solely the domain of the companies on the Top 25 Retailers list.

An Rx for Aquarium Success

Dr. Timothy A. Hovanec, CEO of DrTim’s Aquatics, LLC, discusses how the company’s natural approach to maintaining a healthy aquarium is making it easier than ever for hobbyists and retailers alike.

Pioneering Natural Health

Susan Weiss, CEO and founder of Ark Naturals Products for Pets, discusses the company’s two decades of innovating the pet health category.

Proper Protection

Reducing the potential harm from non-native species requires collaboration to develop a balanced course of action that begins, not ends, with risk assessment methods.

A Wholesome Approach to Rawhide

John Bosserman, sales and marketing manager for Wholesome Hide, discusses his company’s commitment to producing only the highest quality products using USA-sourced beef hide.

Good News for Pets

Nicole Spain, brand manager for BPV Environmental, reveals how the company’s Fresh News brand has stayed at the forefront of the natural/eco-friendly pet products movement.

The Election Fallout Fallacy

Could shoppers’ post-election hangover end up putting a lump of coal in retailers’ stocking this holiday season?

Tailored Treating

Laura Taylor, owner of Woofables Bakery, discusses how a customized selection of her company’s gourmet pet treats can help pet specialty retailers stand out from the competition.

Will the Real Independents Please Stand Up?

Significant changes in the pet specialty retail landscape have made it difficult to distinguish which businesses qualify for this designation.

The Solution to Staffing

Many pet specialty retailers are having trouble finding good, hard-working and trustworthy people to help work their stores.

New Hope for Responsible Breeders

When it comes to combating substandard breeders, the new voluntary breeder certification program introduced by Purdue University is a better alternative to pet sale bans.

Innovating Pet Wellness

Courtney Mack, marketing communications specialist for Innovacyn, Inc., discusses the company’s commitment to bringing FDA-regulated healthcare solutions to market under its popular Vetericyn brand.

A HERO for Pet Stores

Terry Gao, president of Caitec Corporation, discusses how his company focuses on designing products that benefit not only pets and their caregivers, but also pet specialty retailers.

Partners in Pet Care

Professionals who make their living working with pets should play a valuable role in discussions about animal care legislation and regulation.
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