Although there is no single set of industry standards to define natural pet treats, it is clear that many manufacturers are devoted to setting a high bar with their products.
Consumers are more interested than ever in purchasing natural grooming products to use at home on their pets.
It has become almost a given that shoppers will turn to independent pet stores first when looking for natural pet nutrition.
Natural dog chews are an expanding category, as consumers seek new and healthy items for their loved ones.
Natural products represent a big opportunity for pet specialty retailers that can identify and respond to the latest sales trends.
A growing number of cat owners are looking for natural litter products that are sustainably sourced and free of harmful ingredients.
Increased consumer interest in tracing food to the source is leading pet food manufacturers to provide detailed information regarding the origins of their ingredients—and they expect pet retailers to follow suit.
Pet owners want more variety in natural dog and cat foods, and manufacturers are responding by developing more products.
Today's green, or eco-friendly, stain and odor products are revolutionizing the way people clean up after their pets in the home.
Pet bed manufacturers are meeting the strong demand for eco-friendly products by using recycled, natural, biodegradable and sustainably sourced materials.
Eco-friendly collars, leashes and harnesses are in high demand among environmentally conscious shoppers, but these products are may prove to have a broader appeal than anticipated.
Fleas and ticks can cause loads of problems for unaware dog owners, but pet specialty retailers can provide a preventative assist through education and products that effectively neutralize these nasty pests.