by Carol Visser on Aug 1, 2015
“Few pet owners realize exactly how much work maintaining their animal’s coat is going to be. In the golden glow of new pet ownership, especially, everything looks easy. Being told, “he will need to be brushed daily” simply conjures up idyllic images of sitting on the couch with an Old English Sheepdog, having a cuddle fest that includes a few strokes over the top of the coat with a pinbrush. Once that first flush of…”

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by Carol Visser on Jun 30, 2015
“With the economy still not what it was 10 years ago, many budget-conscious dog owners are choosing to groom their pets themselves rather than spend money at a salon. This has spelled opportunity for retailers that sell brushes, combs, dematting tools and other fairly simple grooming items. However, these days,…”
by Carol Visser on May 28, 2015
“Why do groomers need to gild the lily of their work, so to speak, by adding bows, bandannas and other bling as finishing accents? Doesn’t the work stand for itself? Groomers do it to send a message: “I think your dog is special. You and your pet are worth a…”
by Carol Visser on Apr 27, 2015
“Spring is here, and summer is just around the corner, ushering in the season of allergies and fleas. Retailers, therefore, should be ready to help customers by providing solutions to the skin and coat care issues that are so common this time of year.Dogs are more likely to exhibit sensitivity…”
by Carol Visser on Mar 30, 2015
“It used to be that customers were looking for a pet shampoo that lathers well, smells nice and cleans effectively. However, consumers today want more—much more. Pet owners are looking beyond how these products work, and focusing in on ingredient labels and how product components will affect their pets’ health…”