October 2018

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Independent Evolution

This rising star in pet retail is bringing together some of the industry’s top chains and arming them with the resources needed to succeed in a fast-changing marketplace.

For the Pets Who Have Everything

Gifts provide fun, incremental purchases during the holidays and year-round.

Branching Out

As more consumers become concerned about the origin of their pet’s food, retailers should educate themselves on countries that have safe alternatives to products sourced in the United States.

Preventative Measures in Pet First-Aid

Whether it’s time to treat non-life-threatening injuries or serious trauma, emergency planning for pets should include preparation for any situation before it happens.

Training Time

Although training is hard, these tools make it look easy.

Pets in the Home and Office

More pet-friendly housing and workplaces will allow more people to enjoy the human-animal bond.

Focused on Solutions

Blake Anderson, founder/managing director of Pet Parents, explains how the company’s unique brand of innovation is helping to minimize the messes that come with pet ownership.

Rising to Meet the AMR Challenge

The pet industry must work together to address the growing concerns around antimicrobial resistant germs.

All-American Quality

Sandra Allisona, vice president of American Mutt, discusses how the company is meeting modern pet owners’ demand of for durable, made-in-the-USA products.

A Family Affair

Agri Feed Pet Supply prides itself on offering exceptional customer service and has a passion for giving back to the community and donating to charity. These factors have helped this family-owned pet store withstand the test of time since 1976.

Transparency is the Future

Earning and maintaining the trust of consumers by demonstrating what we ask them to believe about our products is essential to the continued success of the pet industry.

Staying the Course

Grain-free dog products continue their growth; but to keep the momentum going, pet specialty retailers must get actively involved by responding to customer concerns and helping them select the best options.

A Day at the Spa

Retailers can benefit from stocking spa product for dogs and cats, so owners can treat their four-legged friends in their own homes.

All Cleaned Up

Natural litter alternatives can be healthier for felines and pet owners, as well as more beneficial for the planet.

Clawing to the Top

With cats’ growing popularity, retailers would be smart to invest in crucial feline-focused products like scratchers and climbers.

Profiting in Wild Birds

Pet stores should offer wild bird products and advice to consumers.

Hip Hip for Hay

By understanding the health and behavioral benefits of hay, retailers can help customers select products that keep their small pets happy.

Stocking the Shelves

Knowing the best products to order and stock are key to maintaining a successful herptile business.

Dazzling Displays

Creating stunning display tanks to showcase livestock will help retailers increase their sales.

Grooming Salon Software

When it comes to finding the best software for your salon, there are many factors to consider.

Measuring Your Worth

How grooming salons set the price of their services could ultimately be the difference between success and failure.

Dependable Dryers

For an all-around easier, more enjoyable groom.

Yorkie Pet Trim

While most Yorkshire terrier owners keep their pet’s coat shorter and more manageable than what can be found in the show ring, these haircuts can still be quite challenging.
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