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Naturally Well Groomed

Consumers are more interested than ever in purchasing natural grooming products to use at home on their pets.

Natural Pet Nutrition

It has become almost a given that shoppers will turn to independent pet stores first when looking for natural pet nutrition.

Body Parts and Beyond

Natural dog chews are an expanding category, as consumers seek new and healthy items for their loved ones.

Measuring the Impact of Natural Pet Products

Natural products represent a big opportunity for pet specialty retailers that can identify and respond to the latest sales trends.

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.

Truth and Transparency in Organics

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.

Staying Natural

Pet owners want more variety in natural dog and cat foods, and manufacturers are responding by developing more products.

Green House Effect

Today's green, or eco-friendly, stain and odor products are revolutionizing the way people clean up after their pets in the home.

Making Sweet Dreams Sustainable

Pet bed manufacturers are meeting the strong demand for eco-friendly products by using recycled, natural, biodegradable and sustainably sourced materials.

Earth Bound

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.

Natural Defense

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.

Keeping Play Safe

Pet owners seeking eco-friendly alternative products for their pets are increasingly turning their attention to the toy category, and they are finding plenty of options thanks to green-focused manufacturers.
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