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Good for Pets, Good for People

Recent studies led by respected researchers illustrate just how important a role the pet industry plays in making sure that pets and people are well cared for.

Why it Matters if We Don’t Have Enough Dogs

The variety of human health benefits associated with pet ownership makes it imperative that people continue to have access to the right four-legged friends.

The PIDA Perspective

Steve King, president of the Pet Industry Distributors Association, discusses the many opportunities and challenges facing pet industry retailers, distributors and manufacturers today.

Protecting the Puppy Supply

Reliable studies on the current supply of dogs in the U.S. reveal that the industry must be proactive in ensuring that prospective pet owners continue to have access to the animal companions they choose.

Expanding the Flock

The Bird Enjoyment and Advantage Koalition’s new myBird campaign aims to breathe new life into the exciting world of bird ownership by increasing awareness of the joys and benefits of having a feathered friend.

Fewer Ingredients, More Sales

Some of today’s hottest pet nutrition categories are defined not by what’s in the food, but rather what is left out.

An Open Letter to the Pet Industry

Everyone in the industry must work to oppose pet sale bans and do their part to ensure that responsible breeders are successful.

Leadership Essentials

There are four important dimensions to leadership in a service environment such as a pet store: creating a shared vision, developing teamwork, leveraging change and encouraging personal authority.

Building Bonds

Research into the many benefits associated with the bond between people and pets makes the entire pet industry stronger.

Born "Free"

In the pet food category, shoppers are increasingly attracted to products because of what is left out.

The Power of Pets

The pet industry’s total effect on the American economy amounted to $221 billion in 2015, generating nearly $23 billion in taxes for the federal, state and local governments.

Shaping Our Own Destiny

While the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council was successful in improving the regulatory and business environment for the pet industry last year, there is much more work to be done in 2017.
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