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A Fair to Remember

The Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference drew grooming industry professionals from around the country to "The Peach State" for four days of valuable educational sessions, spirited competitions and innovative product exhibits.

The Right Staff

Building an effective team of employees for your salon will require finding candidates who not only have the necessary skills, but also fit the image of your brand.

Going Beyond the Splash & Dash

Bathing a dog seems like it should be easy, but there are so many things to consider if you’re going to do it right.
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Archive »Dogs

Touch-up Techniques

Retailers can help keep dogs clean between full washes by stocking the many between-bath products on the market.

No Snoozing Here

As dog owners increasingly seek to give their dogs the best possible sleep experience, bedding manufacturers are responding with products even people would like to curl up on.

On the Move

As more pet owners are taking their dogs into the great outdoors, the need for outdoor dog gear continues to rise.
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Archive »Grooming

A Fair to Remember

The Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference drew grooming industry professionals from around the country to "The Peach State" for four days of valuable educational sessions, spirited competitions and innovative product exhibits.

The Right Staff

Building an effective team of employees for your salon will require finding candidates who not only have the necessary skills, but also fit the image of your brand.

Going Beyond the Splash & Dash

Bathing a dog seems like it should be easy, but there are so many things to consider if you’re going to do it right.
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Archive »Cats

Looking at Litter

As the litter market continues to grow, specialize and innovate, keeping track of changing trends is a priority for any pet retailer.

Keeping Kitty Healthy

Supplements and healthcare products have to be tasty to please discerning felines.

Feline Fun

Cats at play have always captured attention, but now that YouTube and internet memes are creating feline celebrities, demand for cat toys continues to grow.
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Archive »Natural /Holistic

Feeding the Need for Transparency

Selling pet food products that are labeled as natural isn’t enough to build a repeat clientele looking to ensure the health of their pets.

Getting Healthy with Hemp

Pet retailers can capitalize on the increase in popularity of cannabis-based products through consumer education and smart product selection.

Going Green

In the search for effective odor and stain solutions, manufacturers are feeding the demand for products that protect the environment, both in the home and around the planet.
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Archive »Fish

To Light, or Not to Light

When it comes to aquariums, lighting is important not only for presentation, but also to maintain a happy and healthy tank.

Testing the Waters

Aquarium maintenance is a great way to expand your already existing pet business.

Variety Show

Retailers can cater to marine hobbyists by building a diverse selection from the wide range of fascinating, functional and attractive invertebrates available.
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Archive »Herptiles

Human Nature

Customers can often be the biggest uncertainty in your business.

Size Matters

Retailers should encourage sales of herptiles as more people downsize their homes.

All For Show

While reptile shows might not be an instant moneymaker, savvy retailers can use them as valuable marketing and bargain-shopping opportunities.
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Archive »Small Animals

The Best Bedding

Retailers should be knowledgeable about the wide variety of litter products available to help customers choose the best supplies for their needs.

Dynamic Displays

Sales of all small pet products are dependent on sales of the animals themselves, so retailers need to make animal displays as attractive and enticing as possible.

Ferret Focus

These small mammals need a number of different products made just for them, and retailers who carry the full range of these items are in the best position to increase sales.
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Archive »Birds

Majority Rules

Retailers should maintain a well-stocked selection of products catering to parakeets and cockatiels, by far the most popular species of avian pet.

Performance Review

Increasing sales of both live birds and their accompanying products requires close scrutiny of the state of the department, from visual appeal to staff expertise.

Playing Favorites

Retailers should offer a wide variety of toys to help bird owners keep their clever pets happy, entertained and well-behaved.
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