Small Animals

by Debbie Ducommun on Mar 30, 2015
“Bottles and bowls for delivering food and water will always be staples in the small-animal department. However, that does not mean retailers should stock them and forget about them. To make the most of this product category, retailers need to understand small animals’ needs and be able to explain to customers the various product options available. Among the first things for retailers to keep in mind is that in the case of food dishes and…”

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by Debbie Ducommun on Mar 1, 2015
“When customers buy consumables such as food and litter, they do so understanding that they will soon have to buy more. Yet, when it comes to chew toys, many small-animal owners fail to realize that these items are consumable too. Chews come in two categories: those that are meant to…”
by Debbie Ducommun on Feb 1, 2015
“More and more owners of rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas and other small herbivores are learning about the health benefits of feeding grass hay as the main diet to their pets. The general consensus in the pet industry used to be that fortified hay pellets contained everything these animals needed in…”
by Debbie Ducommun on Dec 29, 2014
“Rabbits reign supreme in the small-animal world, ranking number one in popularity among pet owners, while guinea pigs rank third. However, there are many similarities in the care of these two species. Since the lifestyles of these animals are similar, they have many of the same needs for products and…”
by Debbie Ducommun on Dec 1, 2014
“The days of ferret owners having to feed their pets kitten food are long gone, as there are now a wide variety of specific diets for ferrets on the market. However, ferret owners often still need some guidance when it comes to understanding their pets’ nutritional needs and how best…”