Although there is no single set of industry standards to define natural pet treats, it is clear that many manufacturers are devoted to setting a high bar with their products.
Consumers are more interested than ever in purchasing natural grooming products to use at home on their pets.
It has become almost a given that shoppers will turn to independent pet stores first when looking for natural pet nutrition.
Natural dog chews are an expanding category, as consumers seek new and healthy items for their loved ones.
Natural products represent a big opportunity for pet specialty retailers that can identify and respond to the latest sales trends.
A growing number of cat owners are looking for natural litter products that are sustainably sourced and free of harmful ingredients.
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.
Pet owners want more variety in natural dog and cat foods, and manufacturers are responding by developing more products.
Today's green, or eco-friendly, stain and odor products are revolutionizing the way people clean up after their pets in the home.
Pet bed manufacturers are meeting the strong demand for eco-friendly products by using recycled, natural, biodegradable and sustainably sourced materials.
Eco-friendly collars, leashes and harnesses are in high demand among environmentally conscious shoppers, but these products are may prove to have a broader appeal than anticipated.
Fleas and ticks can cause loads of problems for unaware dog owners, but pet specialty retailers can provide a preventative assist through education and products that effectively neutralize these nasty pests.
Pet owners seeking eco-friendly alternative products for their pets are increasingly turning their attention to the toy category, and they are finding plenty of options thanks to green-focused manufacturers.
An increasing number of pet owners are researching and buying natural foods for their four-legged loved ones, and retailers that can keep up with the latest consumer demands are well positioned to profit.
Natural treat manufacturers see ample opportunity for pet specialty retailers in emphasizing healthful ingredients.
The market for natural dog chews continues to grow as consumers seek safer products with added benefits.
Successfully navigating the latest innovations in natural dog and cat food requires retailers to partner with vendors that can identify which product trends have the most staying power.
Many pet owners want to avoid chemicals in the stain and odor products they use around their animals, and retailers should be ready to meet this growing demand.
Natural cat litters are becoming increasingly popular with cat owners who are looking for options that are gentle and healthy for both pets and the planet.
Veteran pet-food manufacturers and newly launched natural kitchens are adhering to the strict regulations of the U.S. government to meet the growing consumer demand for organic pet food and treats.