New advances in pet product technology are changing not only how owners interact with companion animals, but also how retailers approach category sales.
Beyond just eating and drinking, pet bowls can offer owners a variety of stylistic, travel and health functions for any need.
As dog owners become more skeptical about products with long lists of ingredients, they are looking at limited-ingredient formulas and adopting a less-is-more approach to feeding their pets.
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.
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.
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.
Pet specialty retailers have dialed into the benefits freeze-dried products offer pets, owners and their stores.
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.
Manufacturers continue to work hard at mitigating the risks associated with raw diets while retailers educate consumers about safe-handling practices.
Extraordinary innovation is leading first-aid-supply manufacturers to create healing products to maximize comfort and ensure pet health.
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.
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.
As Millennial shoppers increasingly drive pet product trends, the market is seeing a wider variety of simple, all-natural dog chews.
With this selection of high-quality toys made for chasing, chewing and more, retailers can help customers keep their pets active and entertained.
Dog collars, leashes and harnesses are essentials, bringing high margins to specialty pet retailers and traffic through their doors.
Pet owners want baked and gourmet treats to be special snacks with clear nutritional benefits.
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.
When it comes to pet pens, gates and crates, pet owners are looking for products that are secure, stylish and easy to use.
Keeping up with the latest developments in pet nutrition is essential for retailers who want to successfully drive dog and cat food sales.
While consumers spend record amounts of money on their animals, they look to manufacturers to produce treats and