by Pamela Mills-Senn on Sep 1, 2013
“    While there are still a fair number of people who are not overly concerned about the repercussions of an unbalanced diet, by most accounts their numbers are dwindling as more folks embrace healthier lifestyles. As people have become more educated about the benefits of making good nutritional choices for themselves, those with dogs in the family have cast an equally concerned eye toward their pets’ diet for many of the same reasons. It…”

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by Pamela Mills-Senn on Aug 1, 2013
“It is hard to imagine there was a time when most dogs were left to bunk down on an old blanket tossed wherever—cold garage floor, the backyard, in the laundry room or other such less-than-cushy digs. That is certainly not the case now, rendering this the canine equivalent of walking…”
“    P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle And You) ( has introduced the Wobble Ball Enrichment Toy. Each Wobble Ball is made with tough and durable polycarbonate and ABS thermoplastic. Its unique shape is designed to roll around unpredictably, and the sound of dog treats spinning inside encourages dogs to play. The…”
by Pamela Mills-Senn on Jul 1, 2013
““Every girl’s crazy ‘bout a sharp dressed man,” goes the refrain in the hit ZZ Top song. For pet specialty retailers, substitute “dog” for “man” and that pretty much sums up how dog owners—male or female—feel about canine apparel.Consumer demand for sweaters, jackets and vests, tees and tanks, dresses, pants…”
by Pamela Mills-Senn on Jun 1, 2013
“      Ask any fashion-forward person—accessories are everything. The right accessories can transform an ensemble from ho-hum to happening. Perhaps it is only logical then, given the pet-as-family-member trend, that the desire to accessorize would travel down the leash to our canine counterparts. And although collars, leashes and harnesses…”