Small Animals

by Debbie Ducommun on Jan 1, 2014
“    The pet product market seems to churn out new products for dog and cat owners by the hour, as manufacturers eagerly tap into the nation’s love affair with their canine and feline companions. But small-animal owners are no less passionate about their pets and will reward retailers that make the effort to keep the small-animal sections of the store brimming with new and innovative products. Fortunately, many manufacturers are focusing their energy on…”

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by Debbie Ducommun on Dec 1, 2013
“        One of the best ways for owners to interact with their pets is to play a game. Interactive play enhances the bond between owner and pet, and it increases satisfaction and happiness for both. Fortunately, pet specialty stores are perfectly positioned to help nurture bonds between…”
by Debbie Ducommun on Nov 1, 2013
“  The popularity of ferrets as pets continues to grow. In fact, according to the American Pet Products Association (APPA) National Pet Owners Survey, the number of U.S. households that own a ferret grew by almost 73 percent between 2004 and 2012. This trend has understandably increased the demand for…”
by Debbie Ducommun on Oct 1, 2013
“    Just like all small pets, hamsters and gerbils need food, water and a habitat to live in. But those are not the only essential components to the health and happiness of these small pets. Exercise and the opportunity to use their instincts are nearly as important as shelter…”
by Debbie Ducommun on Sep 1, 2013
“    One of the biggest drawbacks to owning a pet is the stinky mess they often leave behind. But while animal odors are an inevitable part of living with a pet, there are a number of products designed to address this downside. And thanks to innovations from manufacturers, today’s…”