Grooming

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 need to be able to help clients decide which drying aids best suit their needs. Offering easy ways to dry a dog and keep its…”

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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…”
by By Carol Visser on Apr 1, 2013
“      Selling spa products for pets is not a new idea, but it is an idea whose time is now. The pet industry, with its usual habit of following what’s selling in the human world, has released line after line of shampoos, conditioners and luxurious grooming items aimed…”