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DaySmart Named Fast-Growing Mich. Company

Clear Conscience Pet Signs Agreement with Barkwheats

Canidae Pet Foods Opens Texas Pet Food Plant

FitPAWS Products Used in Fitness Study

PetSafe Offers Lickety Stik Merchandising Kit

Wapiti Debuts Cat Supplement Line

Distributor Annoucements: May 2012

Herbsmith Introduces Bladder Care

Rush Direct Expands Ultra Chewy Brand

Solid Gold Announces Food Recall

Pet Food Recalled Due to Potential Health Risk

Kitty Dipper

Walk-e-Woo Donates to Beagle Rescue Group

Tuff Enuff Develops Crush-Proof Squeaker

Changing the Channel

As brands that have traditionally been exclusive to independent pet specialty channel become available in mass and grocery stores, pet retailers must decide how to respond.

Home Sweet Home

Having a broad selection of bird cages and the ability to help customers choose the best home for their pets is a great strategy for encouraging customer loyalty and sales.

Mastering the Right Touch

Not only do groomers need to have the best clipper for the job, they need to know how to use it for great results, as well as optimal comfort.

Stocking the Pantry

Having a broad selection of live food that meets customers' specific needs will garner a devoted customer base and steady sales.

Celebrating 60 Years

Jonathan Zelinger, president of Ethical Products, discusses how his company is building on six decades of success to help pet retailers prosper.

Simply Pine Updates Packaging

Safe Sustenance

Retailers can help keep small animals healthy by educating pet owners about the safest ways to supply food and water.

Meet the Industry's BFF

Best Furry Friends design manager Julie Jurrjens reveals the inspiration behind the company's product line and the new products it will soon introduce.

Oxbow Unveils Natural Science Line

Spring Into Action

The Trick to Selling Treats

Treats make great impulse buys and inspire repeat visits from customers-but there are ways to fire up even hotter sales in this strong category.

The Scoop on Natural Cat Litter

Natural cat-litter manufacturers say they deliver products that not only offer the performance consumers demand, but that are as eco-friendly as they are pet friendly.

May 2012 Advertiser Index

Pump Up the Volume

Although pumps and filters aren't the most thrilling products in the aquatics department, clever merchandising and an informed sales staff can propel sales skyward.

Growing the Industry

Over the past year, the American Pet Products Association has introduced two initiatives designed to promote pet ownership.

Going Exclusive

A focus on stocking only products that are unique to the independent pet specialty channel is not necessarily the right choice for all mom-and-pop pet shops.

Grooming Greens Up

As consumers place ever more importance on being earth-friendly, pet grooming products manufacturers have stepped up with solutions to attract green-focused owners.

The Raw Advantage

As raw freeze-dried foods continue to reach a wider market, educated retailers can boost sales across the raw category by explaining the benefits of these diets to consumers.

The Next Big Thing

Fine Furniture for Felines

Demand for cat furniture has undergone a recent shift that retailers need to take into consideration when stocking and merchandising their stores.
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