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An Enigma Wrapped in a Dog Toy

Puzzles and interactive toys can entertain dogs, help humans bond with their pups and generate incremental sales at retail.

Pet Feeders of the Future

It is 2016, and even Fido is going high-tech. Automated feeders and fountains offer opportunities for retailers to rethink the standard category.

Dog Treats: A Delicious Opportunity

Dog treats are not just great tasting, they’ve become more functional, giving dog owners the ability to better match treat to lifestyle and pet specialty retailers the chance to ring up higher sales.

Eliminating Fleas and Ticks

Keeping canines free of fleas and ticks is a booming business, as manufacturers continue to develop a wide range of treatments to effectively tackle dogs’ pesky pest problems.

Pick-Up Sales

Offering the newest solutions to the age old problem of pet poop can win retailers a loyal base of grateful customers.

Keeping It Simple

As more dog owners shy away from complex foods containing unpronounceable ingredients, producers of limited-ingredient diets are keeping it simple, devising natural, recognizable options.

Oral Care Options

Consumers are seeking oral care products that make it easy to ensure optimum dental health for their pets.

Well-Being Boosters

Retailers have an opportunity to build customer relationships and help pets live the healthiest lives possible by investing in the remedies and supplements category.

The Grain-Free Advantage

Grain-free dog foods and treats offer significant benefits that are not limited to fostering canine well-being but also enable pet specialty retailers to create a healthier and stronger bottom line.

To the Rescue

Housetraining can be one of the least enjoyable parts of dog ownership, and it can continue indefinitely, but pet specialty retailers can provide a huge assist, helping to save sanity and floors.

Tag Along

With the right pet identification product selection, retailers can help bring pets back home and customers back to their stores.

Body Parts and Beyond

Natural dog chews are an expanding category, as consumers seek new and healthy items for their loved ones.

A Recipe for Success with Pet Treats

Retailers must meet pet owners’ growing demand for healthful ingredients in the treats they feed to their dogs and cats.

Pet Food Evolution

Dog and cat food are the lifeblood of pet specialty stores, providing them with the repeat customers they need to thrive.

Selling Stain & Odor Products

Manufacturers are responding to consumer demand for products that remove, not mask, stains and odors.

The Sky's the Limit for Raw Diets

With more dog owners dialing into the benefits of feeding their pets raw foods, the freeze-dried category is taking off, fueled by these products’ nutritional value, ease-of-use and portability.

The Doze Zone

The dog bed category has its challenges, but it still offers pet specialty retailers a great opportunity to stand out from the crowd, send traffic through their doors and achieve higher register rings.

Truth and Transparency in Organics

Increased consumer interest in tracing food to the source is leading pet food manufacturers to provide detailed information regarding the origins of their ingredients—and they expect pet retailers to follow suit.

Speedy Recovery

First-aid and wound-care products help pet owners care for their injured animals and help retailers become a trusted resource for the local pet-owning community.

Staying Stylishly Connected

Dog collars, leashes and harnesses allow pet owners to keep their pets safely, fashionably and comfortably at their sides, while affording retailers a revenue-boosting opportunity.
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