Small Animals

by Debbie Ducommun on May 1, 2014
“      Today’s market offers a wide selection of litter and bedding products, with each product having particular advantages and disadvantages. With such an abundant variety of products, however, small pet owners might be confused about which one to choose. There are several ways retailers can help shoppers decide which product is best for them.    The first question retailers need to ask a customer is what species of animal they have, since the…”

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by Debbie Ducommun on Apr 1, 2014
“Food dishes and water bottles are essential items that small-animal owners must buy. However, that does not mean retailers have no influence in the category. Retailers can maximize sales potential in the food dish and water bottle categories by presenting an attention-grabbing product assortment, as well as by understanding what…”
by Debbie Ducommun on Mar 1, 2014
“I recently realized something about the behavior of rats—and after being “The Rat Lady” for nearly 30 years, that’s saying something. I have a new understanding about their need to gnaw. In my living room, where I let my rats out to play in the evening, there is a futon-style…”
by Debbie Ducommun on Feb 1, 2014
“      As tasty and nutritious as hay can be for rabbits and herbivorous rodents, pet parents should know that hay is more than just food. Although hay is not sold as food for small rodents, it can be used to give them a new experience and opportunity for…”
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…”