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Featured: Dental Health: Don’t Brush It Off

February is National Pet Dental Health Month. While having a month dedicated to highlighting the significance of pet dental health is good, it is wise to remember just how important it is to keep up with pets’ dentistry needs year-round. According to Chad Kocur, PetEdge’s director of product development, an animal’s oral health is important […]

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The Real Toy Story

Gone are the days when a fallen branch from the backyard was enough of a plaything for the family dog—and even more, pet toy sales are nothing to shake a stick at. Across all categories of pet, toys have become a staple seller for many retailers, and the variety of features has grown to a […] Read More →

2016-2017 Pet Age Retailer Report: Trends Old and New

As the industry closes the chapter on 2016 and sets its sights on a new year, players from all corners of the market can look back fondly on a year that seemed, overall, profitable and full of positive change. To gain a more in-depth understanding of independent retailers and the state of their businesses, Pet […] Read More →

Small Pets, Big Sales

When Sun Pet Ltd. General Manager Barry Wisebram was a child, he’d go into pet stores and watch the hamsters, guinea pigs and other small animals scamper around in their habitats. Having the small animals to watch was what made him want to enter and stay in the store, and eventually, Wisebram wound up buying […] Read More →

Reflect on the Past 45 Years of the Pet Industry

Pet Age magazine was born out of the marriage between Horst H. Backer and his wife Sue Busch, blending his expertise in public relations and show management with her creative and publishing background. The inaugural issue, published in July 1971, contained an introductory letter from Backer where he stated “Pet Age is a ‘new concept’ […] Read More →

The Growing Passion for Pet Fashion

Over $60 billion—we all know the figure. It’s the amount of money Americans are projected to spend on their pets this year. Food, toys, veterinary care, grooming supplies: the list of what owners buy for their best friends goes on. A growing share of the more than $60 billion people are spending on their pets […] Read More →

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Pet Age’s 40 Under 40

Pet Age is proud to present the 2016 winners of our Forty Under 40 awards. To qualify for a nomination, the individual had to meet selection criteria that included working in the pet industry, possessing significant authority for decision making within a company or organization and being 39 years old or younger at the time […] Read More →

The Golden Years

Advances in medicine have allowed humans to live for longer than ever before, and their canine counterparts are no different. Veterinary care and dietary sciences now keep our furry friends around into their golden years, but with that fortune comes new responsibilities. “One consequence of this is that pets, along with their owners and veterinarians, […] Read More →

All Grown Up

Many things occur as puppies become adult dogs. New habits become formed, friendships between human and canine have been forged, and many aspects of care change as dogs age. However, one thing is sure to remain the same throughout a pet’s life: their owners’ demands for high quality products and services. Across all categories of […] Read More →

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