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by Lindsey Wojcik on Jul 1, 2014
““Want a treat?” These are three powerful words that send most dogs into a frenzy as their owner inquisitively looks at them while reaching for the treat jar—and if dogs had it their way, it would probably be a question that was asked multiple times a day. While most dog owners are happy to indulge their pets with a treat or two per day, they have increasingly high expectations for the treats they give their…”

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by Maria Lange on Jul 1, 2014
“If you want to see the future of shopping, look no further than your customers’ smartphones.In GfK’s 2013 FutureBuy report on the evolution of shopping, one in four consumers said they had made an online purchase with a smartphone while in a store, and 17 percent had done this with…”
by Andrew Hunte on Jul 1, 2014
“In 1936, an American sociologist named Robert K. Merton wrote about a recognized phenomenon in social action—the law of “unanticipated consequences.” In that article, he noted that two of the most common sources of unanticipated consequences were ignorance and error. Merton also noted that unanticipated consequences result when people are…”
by Mike Bober on Jul 1, 2014
“When it comes to legislation affecting the pet industry, there really is no downtime. Local governments meet throughout the year, and the contentious environment in Washington has resulted in several significant votes held during traditional holiday periods. Federal agencies and regulatory bodies work year-round, holding hearings and issuing rulings that…”
by Jennifer Boncy on Jul 1, 2014
“Dogs—man’s best friend—are protective, loving, endearingly needy and unquestionably deserving of people’s affection. Cats, on the other hand, with their independent nature and quiet demeanor, relate differently to humans. They have long played second fiddle to dogs, strumming their own tune to an entirely different beat.Yet, pet specialty entrepreneurs Esther…”