March 2019

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A Decade of Growth

The 2019 edition of Pet Business’ Top 25 Retailers list reveals that the pet specialty channel’s premier chains continue to expand at an incredible pace.

First, Do No Harm

For Earth Animal founders Dr. Bob and Susan Goldstein, their veterinary oath provides the foundation on which all of their decisions and products as a company have been built.

Curiosity Shop

Through educational programs, lectures and the occasional TV appearance, Jungle Bob’s Reptile World brings the unique charm and personality of reptiles to an audience far beyond its in-store customer base.

It's All About the Plants

As more pet parents embrace vegan and vegetarian diets, they’re looking to feed their dogs the same. Retailers should educate themselves on this trend to ensure a successful future in dog food sales.

Ahead of the Curve

When it comes to ensuring that pets are properly protected from fleas and/or ticks, there’s no room for passivity. Tackling the problem before it occurs is key to avoiding a harmful, irritating infestation.

Walk This Way

This collection of dog walking supplies will make those daily strolls easier, safer and more enjoyable.

Emerging Trends: Collaboration, Convergence & Conflict

At the Pet Industry Leadership Conference, PIJAC provided attendees with an update on emerging legislative and regulatory trends.

Putting Pet Food in Focus

Debbie Phillips-Donaldson, editor-in-chief of Petfood Industry/Petfood Forum, explains what attendees can expect to find at this year’s Petfood Forum and why retailers should attend.

Making America a Friendlier Place for Pets

The Pet Leadership Council’s Pet Friendly Housing Initiative aims to expand the options available to pet owners when searching for a home.

Delivering a Satisfying Shopping Experience

Retailers should be able to recognize customer satisfaction levels, and adjust to meet the needs of customers.

Feeding Time

As pet parents are working longer hours and leaving pups at home for extended periods of time, retailers should capitalize on sales of automated feeders and fountains.

Fresh Smelling Sales

Keeping dogs clean is a priority, but with the busy schedules of pet parents there might not be time for a full groom, spurring sales in between-bath products.

Carry-On Cats

Retailers can capitalize on the increasing number of traveling cats by stocking carriers that cater to felines’ comfort, safety and sensibilities.

Pets Can Help Save the Planet

Eco-friendliness is gaining attention as pet owners seek environmentally responsible pet supplies.

Birds in Flight

Traveling with birds can be mentally and physically taxing, but being prepared can help ease this stress.

Finding the Best Ferret Products for New Family Pets

Ferrets have specific needs that pet parents must know before bringing home these lively creatures.

Pack it Up

When it comes to fish food, retailers should stock packaged diets, as well as fresh and frozen foods, to compete with big-box and chain stores.

Ballin'

When it comes to snakes, ball pythons are superstars and retailers should educate themselves on this species.

Health Food for Pets

Jeff Valdez, customer care manager for Pets Global, discusses the company’s popular Zignature and Fussie Cat food brands, as well as its new high-protein Essence diets.
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