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Making Sweet Dreams Sustainable

Pet bed manufacturers are meeting the strong demand for eco-friendly products by using recycled, natural, biodegradable and sustainably sourced materials.

Feeding Food Sales

Carrying the latest cat diet trends and offering a strong marketing program can help retailers maximize food sales in their cat section.

Going the Extra Mile

Katie's Pet Depot has thrived in the face of competition from big-box and Internet-based retailers by providing best-in-class services to pet owners in the local community.

Razzle Dazzle Them

Pet grooming accessories do so much more than shine and sparkle-they send the message that each pet is special and important.

"MEAT" the Innovators

Lanny Viegut, owner and chief innovator of Vital Essentials, discusses how differentiation and innovation help the company lead in the rapidly growing raw food sector.

For the Love of Country

The demand for domestically sourced and manufactured pet products is on the rise as consumers continue to equate these items with high quality.

Unifying the Pet Industry

A new partnership between the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council and the Pet Leadership Council has the potential to positively influence the public's perception of the pet industry.

A Bird Buffet

In order to maintain optimal health, pet birds need a variety of foods in their diets-from pellets to fruits and veggies to high-quality proteins.

Creating Cushy Sales

Manufacturers of plush dog toys are continually coming out with innovative, appealing products, helping pet specialty retailers keep the shelves fresh and exciting.

Bayer Necessities

Dave Van Brunt, vice president of companion animal marketing for Bayer, discusses how pet stores can effectively meet the challenges and opportunities that come with selling pest control products.

Vital Essentials Calls for Retailers and Pet Owners to Vote for New Treat Flavors

Vital Essentials has invited retailers and pet parents across the country to vote for the next three treats that will be added to the company’s current six-item Freeze-Dried Vital Treats lineup.

Nutram Pet Food Makes its U.S. Debut

Nutram Pet Products, a division of Elmira Pet Products Ltd., is launching its balanced and optimized pet food lines in the United States this summer.

Spring Naturals Cat Dinners Receive Low Glycemic and Diabetic Friendly Certification

Following extensive testing, Spring Naturals’ super-premium line of dry dinners for cats has been certified low glycemic and diabetic friendly by the Glycemic Research Institute.

Petmate Fetches More Chuckit! Toys

Petstages Adds Cat and Dog Toy Offerings

Suitical International's Recovery Suits Enter the Pet Retail Market

NiteBeams Inks Private Label Deals

PetEdge Unveils Insect Shield For Pets Collection

Matrix Partners Shows Passion for Pets Through 2014 Donations

Natural Balance Debuts Wild Pursuit Dog and Cat Foods

TropiClean Honors Woof Gang Bakery's Pet Dental Month Promotion Efforts

Premium Pet Grooming Tool Line from Andis Simplifies At-Home Grooming

Fresh ‘n Clean Skin & Coat Essentials from Lambert Kay Relieves Common Skin Problems

PetHub Improves Signal Tag Design and Packaging

Vets Choice Becomes Health Extension Pet Care

Fetch...for Pets! Teams Up with TurboPUP After Successful Pitch on Shark Tank

Earth's Balance Gets Ecommerce Website

Bird Cage Trends

Retailers can be a helpful resource for pet bird owners seeking the most appropriate cage for their pets.

Right-Size Retail

Welcome to the saturation point. The days of overwhelming consumers with stores in the hopes of getting them to make an extra stop or two on their way home from work appear to be over.

Safety During the Dog Days

When outdoor summer fun is on the agenda, pet parents need guidance from retailers on the safety precautions that could potentially save the life of their beloved dog.

Bedding Basics

Offering a wide choice of bedding and litter products will ensure that customers find one that works well for them, encouraging repeat sales.

Costly Consolidation?

The pet industry may be on the brink of a new round of consolidation, and this time the result could have dire consequences up and down the supply chain.

Surveying the Battlefield

Independent pet specialty stores must understand and overcome the increasing competition they face from other brick-and-mortar retail channels in order to grow their share of the pet care market.
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