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Healthy Helping

From providing fast first-aid to healing animal ailments, these health products keep pets safe and comfortable.

American Spirit

As concern about the origin of pet food and supplies continues to grow, retailers should stock more products made in the USA.

Pets on the Go

Dogs aren’t the only animal companions traveling with their owners. Cats are also on the move, which is influencing how pet carriers are designed and marketed.

Treat Take-Away

This wide selection of dog and cat treats can help pet parents train, reward and spoil their furry friends.

Vegging Out

Responding to consumer desires for more well rounded nutrition, an increasing number of manufacturers are adding more fruits and vegetables to their pet foods and treats.

Picking-up on What Pets are Leaving Down

Meeting the demand for goods that help pet parents easily manage their animals’ waste means that manufacturers are creating innovative tools and multi-purpose solutions.

Neighborhood Pet Stores Nourish Winning Brands

Data collected in GfK’s Pet POS panel reveals that brands tailored for the neighborhood pet channel are outperforming their counterparts in other segments of the market.

Treating Pets to Better Health

Functional treats offer consumers a way to support their pets’ physical and mental wellbeing.

What’s Feeding Pet Stores?

Sales data collected from more than 11,000 pet specialty stores reveals the pet food trends that are driving success for retailers across the country.

Bottom Line Boost

With growing consumer interest in high-quality pet nutrition and an ever-expanding variety of food, treats and other consumables on the market, retailers have an opportunity to reach new levels of sales success with these fast-moving categories.

Mealtime for Exotic Pets

Consumers have developed a big appetite for high-quality food and treats formulated for reptiles, birds, fish and small mammals.

FURnished in Style

Humanization in the pet industry is driving a desire for pet furniture that strikes a balance between fashion and function.

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Pet

Manufacturers are making it easier than ever for pet owners to help their dogs and cats maintain healthy teeth and gums—an essential part of our four-legged friends’ overall wellness.

Pet Health Is Serious Business

The supplement aisle has become a big profit center as shoppers increasingly turn to pet stores for solutions to common health conditions in dogs and cats.

Rawhide Rundown

Dogs will salivate over these tasty treats that provide both entertainment and health benefits.

American Tails

As retailers satisfy consumer demand for pet products that are made in the USA, customers are discovering local sources for quality goods.

The Re-Graining of Pet Food

After several years of watching the grain-free movement reshape the pet food category, the industry is suddenly seeing a resurgence of grain-in diets.

A Way of Life

Driven by passion for a specific identity or set of values, several brands are proving their lifestyle-focused models can thrive in an industry growing ever more competitive.

Walking the Walk: An Interview with Michael Phelps

True lifestyle brands embody their identity not only within their own company, but in who they choose to work with to develop the business and spread the word about their mission and products.

Walking the Walk: An Interview with Natalia Martinez

True lifestyle brands embody their identity not only within their own company, but in who they choose to work with to develop the business and spread the word about their mission and products.
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