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The Pet Parenting Boom

A recent study by sales and marketing firm Acosta reveals key information about the shopping patterns of pet owners.

Proper Protection

Reducing the potential harm from non-native species requires collaboration to develop a balanced course of action that begins, not ends, with risk assessment methods.

The Power of Information

The World Pet Association’s 2016 Retail Operating Performance Report offers unique insight into the pet specialty channel.

Lessons from the Campaign Trail

No matter how they plan to vote on Election Day, retailers can learn a lot about shaping public perception by looking at how candidates run for office.

New Hope for Responsible Breeders

When it comes to combating substandard breeders, the new voluntary breeder certification program introduced by Purdue University is a better alternative to pet sale bans.

Partners in Pet Care

Professionals who make their living working with pets should play a valuable role in discussions about animal care legislation and regulation.

The New Product Dilemma

Specialty distributors can be an invaluable resource in helping retailers leverage the high level of product innovation in the pet industry.

Independents Lead

Three executives from successful pet store chains discuss the role that the independent retailers play in brand building, and how ecommerce is affecting the dynamics between retailers and suppliers.

PIJAC's Big Focus on Small Pets

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council is leading the way in setting standards for small animal care, but the organization needs help from every facet of the pet industry.

Industry Evolution

Pet industry veteran Mark Hirschberg, president of Multipet International, discusses the positive and negative impact of the rapid changes being experienced in the pet industry.

Meet the PIJAC Board

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council’s Board of Directors includes some of the most knowledgeable and experienced people in the pet industry, all focused on protecting the well-being of companion animals and the pet trade.

One for All

The World Pet Association’s Good Works program is designed to benefit the entire pet industry.

Great Expectations

Doug Poindexter, president of the World Pet Association, discusses the many business-driving opportunities that will be found at what is shaping up to be another record-breaking edition of SuperZoo.

An Admirable Approach to Stopping Abuse

When handled correctly, animal-abuse registries can be an excellent tool for keeping pets out of the hands of those who would do them harm.

Educating the Educators

The Pet Care Trust’s Pets in the Classroom program is proving that classroom pets help kids learn.

Putting Politics Aside

The very real problem posed by substandard breeders and shelters will never be addressed effectively unless the pet industry and animal-welfare groups can come together for the good of the animals in question.

Telling Our Story with Finding Dory

With the release of the new movie Finding Dory, the pet industry has an opportunity to educate the public on fish keeping, environmental stewardship and the need to protect the aquarium hobby.

Education Drives Innovation at SuperZoo

Doug Poindexter, president of the World Pet Association, discusses the wide range of educational opportunities that retailers will find at this year’s edition of SuperZoo in Las Vegas.

Chipping In

By encouraging customers to have their animals microchipped, retailers and service providers can promote responsible pet ownership and help cast our industry in a positive light.

Closing the Generation Gap

A new study from the American Pet Products Association details the changing demographic profile of today’s pet parents.
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