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by Seth Mendelson on Jul 1, 2013
“    Seth Mendelson     Cooper has diabetes.My 10-year-old Westie was diagnosed with the disease recently. When he went to the vet, I kind of had the feeling that was going to be the case. West Highland White Terriers are prone to diabetes, and he had all the signs: excessive drinking, urinating and sleeping, some irritability and weight loss despite a healthy appetite. A blood test confirmed it. His glucose levels were sky high.…”

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by Seth Mendelson on Jun 1, 2013
“      Seth MendelsonGroup PublisherGroup Editorial Director     No one said being a pet retailer would be an easy job. Rewarding and interesting? Perhaps. But definitely not easy. We have always known that owning a pet store or chain comes with its own special set of challenges, ranging…”
by Seth Mendelson on Apr 1, 2013
“    Seth MendelsonGroup PublisherGroup Editorial Director     Did we just discover’s Achilles heel? The answer may be yes, and it may stem from the fact that many state governments have had such a tough time balancing their budgets that they are looking under every rock for more…”
“Seth MendelsonGroup PublisherGroup Editorial Director     In editing our cover story this month, I was taken with a section deep in the article that talked about how important it is to find a store manager who has a passion for the job at hand.  Frankly, there is no substitute…”
by Seth Mendelson on Jan 1, 2013
“What do you do when all that you do is no longer allowed?That is a question a lot of pet retailers are asking themselves as they are forced—usually by government regulations or local pressure—to stop selling live animals at their stores. As we discuss in this month’s cover story, retailers…”