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Featured: Trustworthy Treats

The singular trend driving sales and product development across the industry holds strong in the food sector: dog owners want products for their pets that are equivalent to what they purchase for themselves. Pets are integrated members of the family, and owners feed their pets accordingly. “It’ll probably come as no surprise [that] people want […]

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Fun From the USA

Like their feline toy manufacturing counterparts, the list of companies now producing dog toys in the U.S. is growing, and their home-based entrepreneurial spirit and commercial success is being recognized and winning them awards. Last year, West Paw Design, headquartered in Bozeman, Montana, was voted one of America’s Best Small Companies by Forbes magazine. Then, […] Read More →

Picking up in Style

“Waste bags are a necessity—every dog poops!” So said Earth Rated’s Project Manager Tara Garland. While waste bags are a perennial must-have, sustainable waste products are newer to the market but growing rapidly in popularity. Gemma Rose, a new brand to the market, launched with premium oxo-biodegradable, rose-scented, handle-tie bags. Nick Fuchs of Gemma Rose […] Read More →

A Canine Senior Center

As a result of great nutrition, grooming, lifestyle products and state-of-the-art medical care, dogs are living longer than ever before. Currently, more than half the dog population in the U.S. is considered senior (7 years of age or older). The array of products that cater to these dogs gives pet retailers an opportunity to establish […] Read More →

The Newest Kibble

In the category of dog food, 85 percent of dog owners used dry food most often in 2014, according to the 2015-2016 APPA National Pet Owners Survey. What’s more, the level of use is even higher (91 percent) among owners of large dogs. However, according to the American Kennel Club, there has been a steady […] Read More →

All About Style

Not long ago, customers looking for a leash or collar had limited options: Leather or nylon? Red or black? Buckle or… buckle? “Once upon a time, collars and leashes were a ‘commodity’ item: choice was limited and most shoppers did not have strong feeling about what they bought,” said Tracy McCarthy, part of marketing and […] Read More →

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Doggy Dental

Dental spans nearly every category in store, from food, treats and toys to chews, specialty items and grooming. The good news: There’s a product for every customer. Bad Breath Dental disease is prevalent in upwards of 80 percent of dogs over age two. Since February is the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Pet Dental Health Month, […] Read More →

Healthy Goodies

We all know the expression “like a kid in a candy store.” Well, dog owners are probably experiencing that same feeling when they stand in front of the dog treat section in a pet specialty store. The selection is huge, the variety mind-boggling, and manufacturers promise more on the way. Carnivore to Cookie Lover Merrick […] Read More →

The Flea and Tick Boom

Flea and tick populations have exploded across the United States and Canada. Drought conditions have allowed flea numbers to increase, while a mild winter in 2015 kept those pests alive for longer throughout 2016. Plus, a rise in global temperatures has elongated the lifecycle of ticks. These global temperature trends and corresponding shifts in weather […] Read More →

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