December 2018

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The Top Pet Products of 2018

The 17th-annual Pet Business Industry Recognition Award celebrates the best that the pet care category has to offer.

The Latest Science Behind Supplements

Manufacturers point to research that indicates how supplements can help support pet health.

Carry On

Products for transporting pets in comfort and style.

Adhering to Quality Across All Life Stages

Manufacturers understand that engaging with pet parents who are loyal to their local retailers creates opportunities to forge relationships that will last throughout all life stages.

Show AND Tell

Transparency and communication are more important than ever.

Double Take

Bay State Pet & Garden Supply works to provide optimal customer care in two different product categories.

Holistic Pet Care Pioneers

Earth Animal founders Dr. Bob and Susan Goldstein discuss the company’s unsurpassed commitment to improving the health and quality of life of pets.

Treats Step Up

As dog owners continue to focus on pet health and well-being, treats are increasingly being provided not only as an indulgence, but also as a way to boost the dog’s diet and deliver some important benefits.

An Eco-Friendly Place to Sleep

Owners and pets alike get better sleep thanks to bed manufacturers’ commitment to innovative environmentally conscious practices.

Safe and Sound Snakes

Retailers should convey to their customers that rear-fanged snakes are harmless pets.

Marine Update

Though the availability and quality of marine livestock is decreasing, captive-raised specimen are keeping the business alive and well.

Parrot Essentials

Carrying the proper products for parrots is crucial to ensuring they live happy and healthy lives.

Gentle Grooming

Knowing how to properly handle animals in the salon is imperative to maintaining a successful grooming business.

The Gold Standard for Grooming

The 2018 edition of Groom Expo drew thousands of industry professionals to Hershey, Pa., for three days of education, networking opportunities, grooming competitions and exhibits that showcased the latest and greatest products for professional groomers.

Going Beyond the Coat

Caring for a pet’s ears, eyes and nails are important elements of a high-quality groom and require careful attention to detail to ensure overall health.

A Cut Above

Cutting and clipping just got a lot easier.

How to Groom a Kerry Blue Terrier

While the Kerry Blue Terrier may rarely be seen in some salons, being prepared to successfully groom this breed if and when they walk through your door is sure to make you stand out.

Healthy Limits

Pet diets with abbreviated ingredients lists are on the rise, but retailers must understand what these foods offer and how to evaluate the options on the market to succeed in this category.

Crazy for Catnip

Retailers should take advantage of the vast variety of catnip and cat grass options to please finicky felines.

Nutrition Addiction

Although the animals may be small, their nutritional needs are big.
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