by Pamela Mills-Senn on Jul 1, 2014
“The humanization of pets and their growing prominence as family members in U.S. households have resulted in a sea change for the pet industry. The food and supplements categories, in particular, have benefited mightily from this trend, as consumers have sought to indulge their pets with the best the market has to offer. However, pet owners’ desire to pamper and care for their animals has resulted in a heightened demand for all manner of merchandise.…”

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by Pamela Mills-Senn on Jun 1, 2014
“There are plenty of reasons why dog owners visit pet specialty retailers—buying food is primary among them. But every retailer should aspire to get those customers to linger, look around and add on to their intended purchase. In this effort, pet specialty retailers have a potent weapon at their disposal—plush…”
by Pamela Mills-Senn on May 1, 2014
“    Summertime calls to everyone, regardless of locale, to get out and enjoy—especially following the brutal winter that  many folks across the U.S. had to endure. And for most dog owners, this means giving their four-footed companion a chance to join in the fun. But the warm weather doesn’t…”
by Pamela Mills-Senn on Apr 1, 2014
“Just as many folks are taking a more health-conscious approach to their own well-being and are utilizing a variety of supplements and remedies to do so, they are starting to do the same for their dogs, and for similar reasons. Key among these is the desire to maintain the good…”
by Pamela Mills-Senn on Mar 1, 2014
“Humans are not the only species experiencing stress; their canine companions can get wound up as well. And, just like people, they can exhibit all manner of troublesome behavior when under duress. This can run the gamut from excessive barking and scratching, to whining and biting. The good news is…”