Grooming

by Nora Caley on Aug 1, 2013
“For humans, going to the spa once meant a few days of pampering, perhaps a luxurious mini vacation. Now people who seek these services are likely to visit a day spa for a few hours and get a massage to relieve aches and pains or a facial to alleviate skin issues. That transformation has occurred in pet products too. What was once frivolous is now therapeutic, and consumers are looking at spa products as treatments.…”

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by Carol Visser on Aug 1, 2013
“Drying products are not only useful for preventing muddy paws from tracking in the house and on furniture, but also to help prevent skin issues such as hot spots. Damp dog fur creates an ideal environment for fungal and bacterial infections to begin. Thankfully, prevention is easy—keep dogs dry. Retailers…”
by Carol Visser on Jul 1, 2013
“  Having had sporting and herding breeds all my life, I always thought bows, bandanas and other cutesy accessories were, well, a little over the top. Dogs do not care if they have bling or not, I thought, they just want dinner for the most part.I couldn’t have been more…”
by Carol Visser on Jun 1, 2013
“      Most retailers know the basic shampoos and conditioners their customers are looking for—flea/tick, general cleaning, anti-itch, odor control and color enhancing. But while it is great to carry tried-and-true bathing solutions to pets’ skin and coat needs, sticking to only the basics can result in a shampoo…”
by Carol Visser on May 1, 2013
“      A solution-oriented approach is often the best way to sell many pet care products. When it comes to coat and skin care for dogs, most consumers are looking for solutions to one of two issues—dogs that itch, and dogs that shed all over the house. Retailers that…”