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Featured: Enhancing Pet Health with ‘Natural Awakenings’ Movement

BY ROBERT S. GOLDSTEIN, VMD There has been a huge transformation in the veterinary field over the past 15 years that has had a significant impact on the pet industry, especially the pet food area. The holistic veterinary movement, now appropriately called integrative veterinary medicine (IVM), combines natural and alternative treatment approaches with conventional veterinary […]

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The Best Time to Train a Dog

Many owners are unsure as to when they should start training their dog. As a young puppy? An older puppy? An adult? The answer will depend on the type of training they have in mind. Training is “the action of teaching a person or animal a particular skill or type of behavior,” as defined by […] Read More →

Build Your Winning Team

As a member of our manufacturer’s representative team, I call on several hundred retailers each year, which gives me a glimpse of different management styles. The store owners who have invested in their employee’s training stand out—especially those who have taken the time and effort to build a company culture of teamwork and customer-oriented spirit. […] Read More →

Ready, Tech, Go: Retailers and Tech

Point-of-sale technology for retail is advancing at a faster pace than ever. And you realize it’s not going to slow down, right? That’s not how technology works, especially when there is a lot of demand for it. And if the research of a UK-based company called Zynstra is accurate, retailers want the technology badly—even if […] Read More →

Open Letter: Robert Likins of PIJAC

BY ROBERT LIKINS, VP of Government Affairs for the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council For any animal lover, little is more heartbreaking than hearing of, or seeing, animal abuse. It is for good reason that abusing animals is a felony in all 50 states. At the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), we believe more can be done to protect companion animals. […] Read More →

Advice on Dog Aggression

Aggression in dogs is dangerous and should be completely unacceptable to their owners. When I say aggression, I am referring to dogs that growl, snap or snarl at, or bite people. One of the challenges in dealing with aggressive behavior is that there is not much leeway when treating it. If a customer’s dog was chewing on inappropriate items three or four times a week […] Read More →

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Avoid the Silent Treatment

When I visit my local convenience store, they always greet me, and I find that I always respond by returning their greeting. It’s unlikely that anyone will ignore a person who is being pleasant and verbally interacting with them. Human nature is such that we respond to greetings, which can be a powerful ice-breaking technique and can even turn a frown into a smile. I’m sure […] Read More →

It’s Time to Get Personal

Amazon’s recent announcement that it plans to buy Whole Foods should serve notice to everyone in retail: The nature of the industry is changing, permanently. The online shopping experience has forever changed consumers’ expectation of the shopping experience, and brick-and-mortar retailers can’t pretend for long that they don’t have to adapt. That doesn’t mean no one will walk through your doors and shop inside your walls. […] Read More →

Model Behavior

Some dogs are afraid of being bathed. This isn’t necessarily the fault of the groomer, as there are numerous reasons why a specific dog might not like being bathed. Bringing a dog’s fear to the attention of the owner and being able to offer viable solutions for them to assist in addressing these fears shows […] Read More →

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