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The New Product Dilemma

Specialty distributors can be an invaluable resource in helping retailers leverage the high level of product innovation in the pet industry.

A Healthy Advantage

Brad Gruber, chief operating officer at Health Extension Pet Care, discusses how his company’s diverse lineup of nutrition, grooming and training products are a perfect fit for independent pet specialty stores.

Pampered Pets

Everyone deserves a spa day—even pets. With high-quality, natural products on the shelf, retailers can help owners keep their pets safe, happy and clean.

Better By Design

With a focus on comfort, style and safety, 2 Hounds Design offers a wide range of high-quality, custom-made collars, leashes and harnesses.

Capturing the Holiday Impulse

This year’s holiday assortments will feature bold colors, fun and functional gifts, and even something to bring to parties.

Toying With Sales

By accommodating as many budget levels and feline play styles as possible in their product selection, retailers can find success in the cat toy category.

Rest Assured

Dog beds offer more than a place to snooze; they can calm anxious dogs, keep those with joint issues more comfortable, and serve as a behavior-training tool.

Unlimited Potential in Limited Ingredients

Pet owners’ demand for transparency is taking limited ingredient diets to a new level.

Merchandising Magic

Four tips for creating engaging and eye-catching merchandising displays, and upgrading and maintaining customer-friendly store designs.

Encouraging Personal Authority

When carried out correctly by retailers, empowering store associates to make some decisions on their own will result in exceptional service for customers.

Toys with a Powerful Purpose

Mustafa Koliva, president of OoMaLoo, discusses how his company’s handmade toys enrich the lives of not only pets, but also women in need.

Still Naturally Appealing

Consumers continue to seek natural foods for their dogs and cats, and manufacturers are developing more offerings in response.

Serving a Purpose

Dog apparel has always had a fun and silly side to it— which are still important qualities—but as more pet owners look to apparel to protect their dogs from the elements, the category’s tone and mission is changing.

Keeping Cats Cool, Calm and Collected

Despite a reputation for being naturally independent and tranquil, many cats benefit from products that correct behavior and calm anxiety.

Local Attraction

Gorge Dog has established itself as the place to go for dog-lovers in Hood River, Ore., whether they need a bag of food and a new collar or a keepsake T-shirt to take back to their hometown.

Baked-In Goodness

Pet owners want baked and gourmet treats to be special snacks with clear nutritional benefits.

Pumi Becomes American Kennel Club's Newest Official Breed

The American Kennel Club (AKC) has added the Pumi to its list of official breeds. Joining the Herding group, the Pumi is a medium-sized, agile dog from Hungary.

Top Products for Take Your Dog To Work Day

Customers and their canines will be ready for a successful day on the job with these essential products.

Study Shows Flavor and Nutrition Influence Feline Food Choices

A new study by scientists at the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition, part of Mars Petcare, and the University of Sydney, Australia, shows that flavor and nutrition both influence how cats choose their food.

Pet Business, Global Pet Expo Renew Partnership

Pet Business magazine has been named exclusive publishing partner for the pet industry’s largest annual trade show.
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