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.
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.
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.
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.
A new study from the American Pet Products Association details the changing demographic profile of today’s pet parents.
There are numerous pet-related holidays that can provide retailers with an opportunity to engage with current and prospective customers, but storeowners must choose the right observances and approach.
There are five key steps that retailers must take in order to effectively deploy their loyal customers as a defense against dangerous legislative and regulatory actions.
PIJAC’s Herp Subcommittee is working hard to safeguard herptile owners and the businesses they support.
A new study commissioned by The Human Animal Bond Research Initiative Foundation indicates that pet ownership leads to healthier humans.
Next month’s first-ever Pet Industry Leadership Conference will bring together all of the industry’s stakeholders to address the critical issues facing us all.
Mike Bober, the new president and CEO of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, discusses how the organization will continue to address the legislative and regulatory challenges facing the pet industry.
When it comes to dealing with zoonotic disease, education and prevention are key.
While it is impossible to know exactly what the coming year will bring for the pet trade, there are a few developments that the industry can expect to see in 2016.
The right approach to boosting a pet store’s holiday sales can pay off all year long by enhancing a retailer’s brand.
As 2015 draws to a close, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council reflects on the great strides that the industry has made in coming together for the common good.
A new model ordinance in Macomb County, Mich., puts a spotlight on how dangerously misguided pet sale bans can be. The question is, how will the industry fight back?
The future of the pet trade—and pet ownership in general—depends on the ability of all segments of the industry to coordinate their efforts to proactively address threats.
Pet retailers can build critical relationships with politicians by following five simple tips.
An ongoing study commissioned by the Pet Care Trust is revealing the positive impact that classroom pets can have on students in a number of developmental areas.
The pet industry’s ability to effectively react to rapid-response legislation that is driven by emerging issues requires vigilance and active engagement on the part of every industry member.