Vendor Profiles

“Pet Business: What inspired Natural Solutions for Life to get into the pet supplements business? Ron Cotting: It felt like a very natural transition, as joint supplements are our core business. We manufacture the No. 1 show livestock supplements on the market, and in the livestock world, more than 80 percent of the people that win competitive livestock “show” events are using at least one of our products. Those people asked us to provide them…”

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by Mark Kalaygian on Apr 27, 2015
“Just as modern pet stores have roots that can be traced back to the feed and tack stores that were once a cornerstone of rural communities across America, there are a number of pet product manufacturers that got their start by meeting the needs of farmers. Menomonie, Wis.-based Vets Plus,…”
“Pet Business: How is the market for natural cat litters performing at retail? How can pet stores ensure that they remain competitive in this product category?Jean Broders: The natural litters continue to see growth in the category. This is evident with clay manufactures that are known for only producing clay…”
by Mark Kalaygian on Mar 30, 2015
“While many successful pet industry executives end up finding their way into this market after spending years building their careers in other fields, others are actually born into the world of pets. Chris Onthank, founder and CEO of Dog Gone Smart Pet Products, is a part of this special breed.…”
“Pet Business: At Global Pet Expo, MidWest Homes for Pets introduced the Hen Haven Chicken Coop and the Hoppity Habitat Rabbit Hutch. What prompted the development of these products, and what makes them unique in the market?Brad Cantwell: MidWest has long been a leader in rabbit housing with our very…”