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Calming aids and behavior modification/training products are essential in a world where canines accompany their humans everywhere, offering pet specialty retailers an opportunity to help and profit.

Two Can Play At That Game

Manufacturers are boosting their offerings of puzzles and interactive toys to help owners play with their pets.

Simplifying Waste Management

Managing pet waste remains a growing concern in communities across the country, and retailers can help by offering the right solutions.

Covering All the Bases

To successfully add training services to a pet store, retailers must make sure they are working with the right trainer and offering the right instruction.

Flea Bitten and Ticked Off

Not only are parasites such as fleas and ticks a nuisance, they can pose a real health risk for pets and their owners. Retailers have an opportunity to protect both with the right lineup of products.

The Treating's Good

As consumers continue to make healthier snacking choices for themselves, they are doing the same for their four-footed family members by seeking out dog treats that satisfy and are good for them as well.

Beyond the Bowl

Everything else has gone high tech. Why not feeding and watering? Automated feeders and fountains are revolutionizing the basics.

Hyping Oral Hygiene

Having the right oral-care product assortment creatively displayed will go a long way in helping retailers promote the dental hygiene category.

Savor the Flavor

Pleasing the pet palate is big business, and manufacturers are stepping up with a veritable smorgasbord of new flavors to meet the diverse demands of pet owners.

Against the Grain

Although grain-free foods and treats have leapt into the mainstream, pet specialty retailers are staying competitive with compelling inventories and customer-focused service.

Getting Carried Away

Pets are hitting the road more than ever before. Thankfully, the market offers consumers a wide range of pet carriers to meet every need.

Lending a Hand

The need for housetraining and waste management solutions is greater than ever; pet specialty retailers can come to the rescue, thanks to a plethora of creative and effective product options.

Identifying Profit

Pet identification tags are the number-one way to help connect lost pets with their owners, making ID products a vital-and profitable-category for pet retailers.

Oral Report

Keeping a pet's oral hygiene in good shape can combat bad breath and help prevent more serious issues down the road. Here's a look at oral-care products on the market that aim to deter these issues.

For Your Convenience

Freeze-dried and dehydrated foods and treats offer a plethora of benefits for both retailers and pet owners who are looking to offer raw foods more conveniently and easily.

The Big Chill

Refrigerated and raw products are opening new revenue streams for independent pet stores, but will consumers pull the plug?

Sweet Slumber

As dog owners increasingly focus on their pet's comfort, the dog bed category is taking off, offering pet specialty retailers plenty of cushy opportunities for higher register rings, add-on sales and repeat visits.

Very Gifted

Smart manufacturers and retailers are meeting the fervent demand for gifts for pets and pet lovers alike.

Claiming a Seat at the Holiday Table

As pet owners increasingly indulge their animal companions during special occasions, specialty retailers have the opportunity to capitalize on the growing market for holiday-related pet food and treats.

The Spa Treatment

Loving pet parents are increasingly on the hunt for products that pamper and nurture their animal companions.
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