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Keeping Grain-Free Going

Consumer awareness of grain-free dog foods and treats is high, but this doesn’t mean pet specialty retailers can kick back and let the products sell themselves—retailers must educate, promote and discuss.

Identifying an Opportunity

Pet identification is becoming less noisy, yet more social, as pet parents seek effective solutions that will easily help identify their animals while maximizing safety and comfort.

Accidents Happen

Housetraining problems can ruin the bond between owner and pet, resulting in dogs ending up in shelters or worse; pet specialty retailers can help dogs and their humans stay happily together.

Buying into Freeze-Dried

Pet specialty retailers have dialed into the benefits freeze-dried products offer pets, owners and their stores.

Product Round-Up: Pet Carriers

Whether customers are looking for a way to tote pets along on errand runs or bring them on a cross-country voyage, manufacturers have developed the right carrier for the job.

A Safe Approach to Raw Foods

Manufacturers continue to work hard at mitigating the risks associated with raw diets while retailers educate consumers about safe-handling practices.

Heal the Pet, Educate the Parent

Extraordinary innovation is leading first-aid-supply manufacturers to create healing products to maximize comfort and ensure pet health.

Rest Assured

Dog beds offer more than a place to snooze; they can calm anxious dogs, keep those with joint issues more comfortable, and serve as a behavior-training tool.

Serving a Purpose

Dog apparel has always had a fun and silly side to it— which are still important qualities—but as more pet owners look to apparel to protect their dogs from the elements, the category’s tone and mission is changing.

A Healthier Chew

As Millennial shoppers increasingly drive pet product trends, the market is seeing a wider variety of simple, all-natural dog chews.

Just for Fun

With this selection of high-quality toys made for chasing, chewing and more, retailers can help customers keep their pets active and entertained.

Unleashing Category Sales

Dog collars, leashes and harnesses are essentials, bringing high margins to specialty pet retailers and traffic through their doors.

Baked-In Goodness

Pet owners want baked and gourmet treats to be special snacks with clear nutritional benefits.

Plush Gets Tough

Pet owners may have once hesitated to purchase plush toys for their dogs, but today there is no reason to hold back, as manufacturers of these toys have focused on adding strength to the fun.

Keeping Pets Safe and Contained

When it comes to pet pens, gates and crates, pet owners are looking for products that are secure, stylish and easy to use.

Good Health is Always On Trend

Keeping up with the latest developments in pet nutrition is essential for retailers who want to successfully drive dog and cat food sales.

Harnessing the Potential of Healthy Treats and Chews

While consumers spend record amounts of money on their animals, they look to manufacturers to produce treats and

Summer Safety

Dog owners want to participate in summer outdoor activities, and retailers and manufacturers are helping pups stay safe.

Serving Them Well

Today’s pet bowls, diners and feeders do more than just hold food and water. They play a big role in keeping dogs healthy, encouraging activity and providing peace of mind for pet owners.

Rescue and Relief

Supplements and remedies offer dog owners effective solutions for maintaining their pets’ health, resolving problems and avoiding vet bills.
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