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Ready for Anything

Whether walking, hiking, training or simply playing, today’s collars, leashes and harnesses are elevating the experience for dog owners and their pets, encouraging and enhancing togetherness.

Fun for Pets, Healthy for the Planet

By implementing responsible practices throughout every part of their company models, eco-friendly pet toy manufacturers are building businesses that are better for the environment.

Helping Felines Fight Fleas

Flea and tick prevention represents a valuable opportunity for retailers to familiarize themselves with a necessary and growing product selection for cats.
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Archive »Dogs

Ready for Anything

Whether walking, hiking, training or simply playing, today’s collars, leashes and harnesses are elevating the experience for dog owners and their pets, encouraging and enhancing togetherness.

Room to Grow

Although many dogs have gone grain-free, there are still pet owners who have not yet jumped on board, giving pet specialty retailers plenty of opportunity to tap into this profitable category.

Beacons of Hope

For dog owners who despair of ever getting a handle on the house-training process, pet specialty retailers can be a calming resource for encouragement and solutions.
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Archive »Grooming

The Upside of Downsizing

For reasons of ergonomics and precision, groomers should consider the value of adding smaller clippers, trippers and shears to their toolboxes.

Easy on the Ears

With the range of ear care options available today, retailers can equip themselves with the knowledge and products to provide a solution to meet any customer’s needs.

Give It a Dry

Pet owners may not realize the value of quality at-home drying products, so retailers should seize the opportunity to offer both information and a good selection of towels and dryers.
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Archive »Cats

Helping Felines Fight Fleas

Flea and tick prevention represents a valuable opportunity for retailers to familiarize themselves with a necessary and growing product selection for cats.

Catnip to Please Finicky Felines

Great selection and smart marketing can help retailers take advantage of cats’ recent popularity boost to drive sales in catnip products.

A Real Meat Market

The most important feline nutrition trends in pet stores include raw, natural and a focus on high-quality proteins.
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Archive »Natural /Holistic

Fun for Pets, Healthy for the Planet

By implementing responsible practices throughout every part of their company models, eco-friendly pet toy manufacturers are building businesses that are better for the environment.

Back to Basics

Manufacturers are succeeding in the natural grooming category by taking an innovative approach to simple formulas for comprehensive pet dermatologic health.

Making Litter Boxes Eco-Friendlier

Better natural formulas and more cat owners mean bigger opportunities for retailers looking to capitalize on litter.
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Archive »Fish

Fun for Pets, Healthy for the Planet

By implementing responsible practices throughout every part of their company models, eco-friendly pet toy manufacturers are building businesses that are better for the environment.

On Display

Showcasing creative, attractive tanks in stores can inspire customers and boost sales of both livestock and aquarium décor.

Back to Basics

Manufacturers are succeeding in the natural grooming category by taking an innovative approach to simple formulas for comprehensive pet dermatologic health.
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Archive »Herptiles

Good Newts

The re-legalization of salamander and newt sales within the U.S. could open up new opportunities for herptile retailers.

Homey Touches

Herptile retailers should be ready and able to help aesthetics-minded customers transform a bare-bones enclosure into an attractive piece of décor.

Selling the Dinosaur

Retailers should take advantage of any opportunity to channel the widespread human fascination with prehistoric creatures into a passion for herpetology.
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Archive »Small Animals

What’s In A Name?

Marketing some chews more like treats instead of durable toys might help increase sales in the small animal department.

Food Science

Knowing the fundamentals of nutrition can help retailers better understand food labels and evaluate a diet’s suitability for the different life stages of small pets.

Dream Big

Retailers should offer small animal owners a wide array of sleeping products that provide a safe, snug place to cozy up.
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Archive »Birds

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.

Nesting Needs

With the right combination of high-quality cages and accessories, retailers can send new bird owners home with all the essentials for a happy, comfortable pet.
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