February 2019

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What is the Most Important Event for Retailers at Global Pet Expo?

This show highlight will provide pet store owners and operators with valuable connections and practical business-building ideas.

Tips and Tricks for Using Comb Attachments in Pet Grooming

Metal comb attachments are so useful, they truly are a professional groomer’s best friend. But you have to know how to use them properly.

Harnessing the Power of the Internet

Even brick-and-mortar retailers firmly rooted in the physical world must become expert navigators of the digital realm to stand out in an increasingly crowded market.

Filling an Important Function

Treats with CBD and other on-trend ingredients support various health issues for pets.

Tagging Along

With new technology and endless tag designs, the pet identification category is both growing and changing.

Stain + Odor Solutions

These products will keep houses smelling fresh, carpets clean and upholstery spotless.

Health and Wellness

There are many potential hazards for groomers that can affect their well being. Awareness and being proactive can help reduce the risk of these hazards turning into something damaging.

Squeaky Clean

This selection of shampoos will freshen and condition coats.

A Take on Asian Fusion Style

Asian fusion grooming—as demonstrated here on Shay, a Poodle-Pomeranian mix—is a fun, creative style that can bring out the artist in any groomer.

Pet Care Community Legislative and Regulatory Landscape Overview

PIJAC expects to see increased activity impacting the pet care community in the upcoming year.

Supreme Small Pet Nutrition

Claire Hamblion, vice president of marketing for Supreme Petfoods, discusses the company’s commitment to meeting the dietary needs of all small animal species.

Putting Pets & Planet First

Katie McNulty, marketing coordinator for Midwestern Pet Foods, discusses how the company delivers high-quality nutrition while prioritizing environmental stewardship.

Go Fetch! (And Tug)

Pet owners can satisfy dogs’ physical, social and mental needs during playtime with fetch and tug toys.

Trending Toward Truth in Natural Food

As the natural pet-food category continues to expand, manufacturers within the segment will fall under greater scrutiny from pet parents who demand refined recipes and premium ingredients.

Invertebrate Invasion

Retailers should stock a variety of invertebrates for both beginners and veterans to stay relevant in the aquarium business.

Living Terreria

Creating living habitats for herptiles will not only inspire customers, it will help stores stand out from the crowd.

Small Animals, Big Diets

The nutritional needs of small animals are just as important as those of larger mammals and retailers should educate themselves on each animal’s dietary needs.

The Bottom Line

When it comes to choosing to best liners and litters, the anatomy and habits of birds should be taken into consideration.

Freeze-Dried Heats Up

Dog owners are looking for ways to feed their pets nutritional food that is easily portable, sparking interest in freeze-dried foods and treats.

Supplementing Feline Health

Addressing cat health issues with supplemental solutions that address their specific needs allows retailers to better target a growing demographic of owners.

How to Succeed With Pet Services

Branching out into pet services makes good business sense for retailers, but you must take the right steps to make the most of this burgeoning part of the pet care market.
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