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Ferret Food for Thought

Understanding the ins and outs of ferrets’ dietary needs is essential for helping pet owners make the best and most appropriate food choices for their pets.

Time to Go Big

While various regulations may limit the sale of certain boas and pythons in the pet trade, there are some species that will meet consumer demand for big snakes.

Mammoth Success with Toys

Mark Pasco, vice president of sales for Mammoth Pet Products, discusses how the company’s attention to detail when manufacturing its toys is helping to keep pets healthy and retailers profitable.

A Fresh Approach

Selling live and frozen food presents an array of challenges, but pet specialty stores have much to gain from offering a comprehensive assortment of these options.

Pampering Parrots

The key to selling larger parrots is understanding their unique characteristics and needs, and being able to pass that information along to potential pet parents.

Naturally Well Groomed

Consumers are more interested than ever in purchasing natural grooming products to use at home on their pets.

Avoiding an Outbreak

When it comes to dealing with zoonotic disease, education and prevention are key.

Made with Love

By staying on top of the most important trends in pet care and in complete control of its U.S.-based manufacturing, Loving Pets is able to offer its retail partners a mix of healthful and helpful products.

The Grain-Free Advantage

Grain-free dog foods and treats offer significant benefits that are not limited to fostering canine well-being but also enable pet specialty retailers to create a healthier and stronger bottom line.

Beyond Black Friday

There is still plenty of reason for pet retailers to be merry, even if they are experiencing a slow start to holiday sales.

Clippers, Trimmers & Shears, Oh My!

Knowing how to care for and maintain critical grooming tools is vital to keeping them in tip-top working order.

Well-Being Boosters

Retailers have an opportunity to build customer relationships and help pets live the healthiest lives possible by investing in the remedies and supplements category.

Finding Kitty’s Frisky Side

Catnip is a tried and true part of the cat section, but with a well-informed staff and great displays, the category can continue to grow.

Thinning the Herd

Is too much redundancy in the marketplace hurting retailers across the country?

A Precious Ally

The wide range of solution-oriented litters produced by Precious Cat, Inc., are designed to help cat owners address a number of issues, including inappropriate elimination, says Gina Zaro, marketing director.

Happy Trails for Furry Tails

Many pet parents are hitting the road and jet setting with their furry loved ones in tow, yet only manufacturers and retailers that meet their travel needs will be invited along for the ride.

Best in Breed

With the 14th-annual Industry Recognition Awards, Pet Business celebrates the most exciting and innovative products in the pet industry.

The Supernatural Success of Kriser's

Kriser’s Natural Pet Stores blazed a trail in natural pet retail about a decade ago and has grown into a burgeoning chain to watch.

Three Pet Industry Predictions

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.
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