October 2015

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Selling Stain & Odor Products

Manufacturers are responding to consumer demand for products that remove, not mask, stains and odors.

Beating the Bans

A new model ordinance in Macomb County, Mich., puts a spotlight on how dangerously misguided pet sale bans can be. The question is, how will the industry fight back?

Pick of the (Cat) Litter

A growing number of cat owners are looking for natural litter products that are sustainably sourced and free of harmful ingredients.

A Future SO Bright…

Tyler Thielmann, director of marketing for SO Bright Natural Pet Products, discusses how his company is evolving from a private-label manufacturer to a cutting-edge pet treat brand.

The Lifeblood of the Pet Industry

The future of the pet trade—and pet ownership in general—depends on the ability of all segments of the industry to coordinate their efforts to proactively address threats.

Boosting Pet Adoptions by the Bay

Michael Levy, co-owner of Pet Food Express, discusses how his retail chain has been able to help drive pet adoptions and educate pet owners by taking on a vital role in organizing the annual Bay Area Pet Fair.

Down and Dirty with Substrates

Customers often underestimate the importance of substrate, but it plays a critical role in keeping healthy fish and a thriving aquarium.

Small Pets with Big Potential

The wide variety of products for hamsters and gerbils can produce big results in the small animal department.

Going Wild for Feeding Wild Birds

Retailers have much to gain by stocking products for the many consumers who enjoy caring for and feeding wild birds.

A Bath and Beyond

The right selection of spa products can help customers keep their pets looking and feeling their best.

Garden Variety

Cat grass gardens can help pet owners entertain and nourish their loved ones.

A Diamond in the Ruff

Entrepreneur Gary Albert found retail success with an inviting industrial chic ambiance and a judiciously selected assortment of premium pet products.

The Sky's the Limit for Raw Diets

With more dog owners dialing into the benefits of feeding their pets raw foods, the freeze-dried category is taking off, fueled by these products’ nutritional value, ease-of-use and portability.

The Right Stuff

Phillips Pet Food & Supplies, Pet Business’ 2015 Distributor of the Year, has grown into a valuable partner for independent pet retailers nationwide in today’s highly competitive marketplace.

Phillips Gets iT

Phillips Pet Food & Supplies offers independent pet retailers a variety of valuable business resources in its iT Kit program.

Ahead of the Sustainability Curve

Healthy Pet is committed to producing safe, effective, high-quality products for pets, while also minimizing its impact on the environment.
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