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Getting Social

Pet's Choice Debuts Treat Center

TrueBlue Gives Pet Freshener to Celebrities

Planet Dog Foundation Reaches $1 Million Milestone

Ark Naturals Introduces Gray Muzzle Line

Former PetRageous Team Member Dies

Barkworthies Debuts Grillers Feast

Freshpet Launches Contest in Honor of Pet Obesity Month

PetSafe Sponsors Annual Canine Walk

A History of Excellence

Third-Annual Top2Top Conference Registration Open

Pet Fair Asia Draws More Attendees

Kong Set Record for Most Stuffed Dog Toys

Bayer Calls for Chatty Cats

Nulo Unveils Lifestyles Dog Food Line

Nature's Variety Debuts Cat Food with Personality

Norman Mineta Named Top2Top Keynote Speaker

Cat Monopoly Token Makes Its Debut

Global Pet Expo Accepting Retailer Excellence Awards Nominations

Two Sisters Bakery Introduces Treats

Fall Into Halloween Sales

The Power of Sharing

NAPPS Offers Pet Parent Memberships

Pets Adds Life Unveils "Wet Dog" Video

Iams Debuts So Good! Food

The Honest Kitchen Named Best Place to Work

Pet Parents Prove to be More Picky

Earth Heart Sponsors GoToRovers.com's Fun Run/Walk

Little Trimmers, Big Results

Innovations by clipper manufacturers and better pet grooming habits among clients have made small trimmers more versatile than ever.

Managing Margins

Facing unprecedented competition and pricing pressures, independent pet retailers must be sure that they are using the right margin strategy to keep their businesses profitable.

Sustaining Success

Matthew J. Carberry, president of Sustainable Aquatics, discusses the opportunities and challenges facing independent pet retailers in the aquatic livestock trade.

Coalition Building

Members of the pet industry must unify their voices in order to effectively fight against misguided and dangerous government intervention.

Nerf Goes to the Dogs

David Sarnowski, COO of Gramercy Products, Inc., discusses how his company's Nerf Dog line is leveraging a well-known brand and innovative product design to generate excitement in the toy category.

The Changing Face of Pet Ownership

The pet industry will have to respond to fundamental changes in consumer demographics in order to maintain success to the year 2020 and beyond.

Natural Problem Solvers

Manufacturers are meeting the surging consumer demand for natural solutions to the most common and persistent pet care issues.

Unwrapped Opportunity

Pet-themed giftware offers pet specialty retailers high margins, making it a lucrative category-especially during the holiday season.

Seasons Change

Five pet specialty retailers discuss their expectations for the fourth quarter, as well as the sales opportunities the holiday season offers to their stores' bottom line.

The Tiny Tank

Cultivating a microcosm of the natural world in a tiny tank is possible with the appropriate selection of animals and equipment.

Fresher Pets

To help control pet odors, retailers should offer a wide range of products for use on floors, carpets, in cages, and even on the pets themselves.

A Special Calling

Whether a retailer is a bird-only specialty store or a full-time shop with a penchant for selling feathered pets and the associated supplies, the store's success depends on its ability to offer customers some key services and products.

Breathing Life into Livestock

For many retailers, livestock sales are bound to increase this fall, but clever merchandising and sourcing strategies can make sales soar.

Making a Difference

The right kinds of canine nutrition products offer retailers the opportunity to significantly impact pet well-being, leading to happier customers, repeat business and healthier sales.

For Rugged Rovers

John Hatcher, president of EzyDog, discusses the growing popularity of products designed for pet owners who lead an active lifestyle, and how his company has stayed at the forefront of this emerging category.

9 Healthy Lives

The health and wellness product category is booming, thanks to nurturing pet parents and the increasing lifespan of indoor cats.

A Gem for Pet Stores

Glenn A. Novotny, vice president of sales and marketing for Emerald Pet Products, reveals how retailers can capitalize on the latest trends in pet treats.
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