Small Animals

by Debbie Ducommun on Nov 1, 2012
“There is no doubt that people love their pets, and a thriving pet product industry is proof-positive of people’s love affair with animals. But pet ownership does have its downside. Foul odors rank high on the list of consumers’ dislikes when it comes owning pets—small animals being no exception. Fortunately, the pet market offers plenty of solutions to this smelly problem.When it comes to pet odors, the small animal that first comes to mind is…”

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by Debbie Ducommun on Sep 30, 2012
“Because small pets spend most of their time in cages or habitats, owners need to provide all the accessories necessary for a happy life. Most people know to cover the basics, such as a water bottle, food dish and litter box. But to be truly content, small animals also need…”
by Debbie Ducommun on Sep 1, 2012
“Two key trends in cages are upgrading the lifestyles of small pets these days:  oversized habitats and higher-end cages that easily integrate into owners’ homes. These trends are driven by owners who not only want the best for their pets, but also want to include them in more family activities.…”
by Debbie Ducommun on Aug 1, 2012
“The ongoing trend toward natural products is showing up in treats for small pets. Until recently, edible treats were not necessarily considered a nutritionally sound and healthy indulgence—these days, however, the very definition of “treat” is changing.Companies are increasingly producing natural treats specifically designed to be healthier for pets. Although…”
by Debbie Ducommun on Jul 1, 2012
“For years I have been urging manufacturers to make more small-animal dietary supplements in a tasty, chewable tablet. Why put vitamins in the drinking water when it’s much more fun to give pets a treat? Until now, the number of chewable supplement products for small animals has been limited. Chewable…”