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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.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Sales of cat grass and kitty gardens continue to grow as pet owners become increasingly interested in quality feline nutrition.

The Big Chill

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

Healthcare for Sale

Retailers need to understand that cat supplements and remedies, while closely linked, have to be merchandised differently.

Very Gifted

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

Fresh Take on Litter

The cat litter category is highly competitive-but it is a product segment that also offers a lot of opportunity for retailers that handle it correctly.

Cat Power, By the Numbers

Looking closely at sales data and pet-owner attitudes reveals key feline opportunities for pet retailers.

Starting from Scratch

Cat owners love that their feline friends have a wild side, but that means providing product solutions that allow cats to use their skills in a non-harmful way.

The Cat's Meow

Ailurophile entrepreneurs in Mexico City prove that there is indeed a market for cat-centric retail.

Into the Wild

Pet food manufacturers are introducing a steady stream of diets based around a wide range of exotic protein sources, arming retailers with a variety that not only appeals to the preferences of pet owners, but also meets the needs of companion animals.

A Place at the Table

The cat food category offers ample opportunities to retailers that take the time to get it right.

Secure & Stylish

Whether they are designed for use in the home or outside, pet containment products have to be both effective and attractive.

Achieving a Cheshire Smile

Good oral hygiene is just as important for cats as it is for people-and pet owners are becoming more educated on exactly how much of an impact oral care can have on felines.

Harnessing Raw Potential

Raw pet food and treats represent a product category in which independent retailers can thrive, provided they take the right approach to building a selection and educating customers.

A Messy Business

Litter boxes are much more than just a place for waste; they are advanced solutions to the most pervasive problem associated with cat ownership.

Savvy Surfing

By looking at the right data, pet specialty retailers can ensure that they are positioned to catch the next wave of hit products.

The Art of Traveling with Pets

Traveling with a companion animal requires pet owners to plan strategically. Pet retailers that understand a customer's specific plans can help make travel less stressful for the pet and its owner.

A Crash Course on Carriers

Cat carriers have come a long way in the last few decades, especially when it comes to safety.

Getting Into the Waste-Management Business

Retailers can help their customers take some of the unpleasantness out of cleaning up after their pets by tapping into the evolving pick-up product category.

Leading A Cat To Water

There are many misconceptions when it comes to cat grooming, but the category continues to grow as retailers figure out how to offer a good, cat-specific grooming selection. By Melissa Breau
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