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2016 Distributor of the Year: Pet Food Experts

Pet Age has announced the 2016 Distributor of the Year: Pet Food Experts.

HERO Giggle Treat Ball

A look at the Giggle Treat Ball, created by HERO Dog Toys. HERO dog toys are tough, strong and fun providing hours of enjoyment and fulfillment for dogs.

Redbarn Grain-Free Duck and Turkey Pate for Dogs

Reggie likes staying on watch to protect his family, but even this top-notch watchdog can't resist Redbarn Grain-Free Duck and Turkey Pate for Dogs. The high-protein pate promotes healthy muscles, while its salmon oil works to provide a healthy skin and coat.

2016 Distributor of the Year: Pet Food Experts

Pet Age has announced the 2016 Distributor of the Year: Pet Food Experts.

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Pet Age Speaks With Fromm Family Foods

Glenn A. Polyn, editor-in-chief of Pet Age, talks with Bryan Nieman of Fromm Family Foods at Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida....

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Dogs of Influence: Pets are Big Business

Pets are big business. People don’t just like cute animals, they adore them. And if those pets are promoting a brand on a social media platform, fans of that dog, cat or small animal tend to remember those products. There’s a term for this—it’s called “animal influencer.” And considering that, according to the American Pet […]...

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American Kennel Club Posthumously Honors Last Surviving 9/11 Dog

The American Kennel Club (AKC), the nation’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, posthumously presented the last surviving 9/11 search and rescue dog, Bretagne, with the 2017 Empire State Award for Canine Excellence (ACE) on Tuesday, March 21. This award recognizes canine heroes who have significantly impacted the community while serving in […]...

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Stella & Chewy’s to Release Raw Blend and Raw Coated Kibble

Stella & Chewy’s, a leader in the rapidly-growing freeze-dried and frozen raw segments of the pet food industry, will be introducing a family of Raw Blend and Raw Coated Kibble at Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida, March 22-24. The additions represent the company’s largest new product introduction in its history as it enters the […]...

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Bag of Bones Barkery: A Focus on Quality

Pet Age recently visited Bag of Bones Barkery in Hamilton, New Jersey, and spoke with store owner Gregg Bernhardt on what has enabled him to succeed in today’s hypercompetitive world of pet retail. Q You opened Bag of Bones in 2007. How has your shop changed over the years? A We’ve been fortunate enough to […]...

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Planet Dog Celebrates 20th Year in the Pet Industry

Planet Dog, a leader in eco-friendly, durable toy design in the pet industry marks 20 years of innovation and continued success this year. Since the launch in 1997, Planet Dog has made a lasting impact on the pet industry and world with its eco-friendly, made-in-the-USA, premium products suitable for dogs of all sizes and ages. “It’s a significant […]...

March 2017 – Retailer Sentiment Index

Entering March, the retailer sentiment is slightly above average, with more than half of retailers...

CATS & DOGS

Cats Open Wide By Eric Stenson Cats face many of the same dental challenges faced by humans—plaque and tartar buildup, periodontal issues and bad breath. According to the Cornell Feline Health Center at... Read More →
Dogs 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... Read More →

REPTILES & FISH

Reptiles One Hot Reptile Want a way to ensure more register rings? Think insurance, as in Geico. That company’s pitchman has entrenched geckos within pop culture. It’s your job to get patrons to enroll... Read More →
Fish Fancy Fish Aquatic retailers are always looking for ways to separate themselves from big box and online vendors and stand out in the crowd. If you don’t already feature ornamental goldfish as... Read More →

BIRDS & SMALL ANIMALS

Birds Hello, Birdie By Jennifer Higgins February may be looking in its rearview mirror at the holidays now long passed, but the winter weather is sticking around. As we hunker down in the... Read More →
Small Animals Chew and Improved Here’s a thought that should gnaw away at any impulse to ignore the small animal accessories sub-segment: mini mammals like to incessantly munch, and for many species—including guinea pigs, chinchillas... Read More →

NATURAL & GROOM/BOARD

Natural The Raw Deal By Eric Stenson The Paleo Diet has become increasingly popular among people, going back to basics with an emphasis on lean proteins similar to what our ancient ancestors might have... Read More →
Groom/Board The Fight to Limit Shedding Shed happens. It’s inevitable, normal and it’s also one of the biggest complaints among pet owners. Deshedding products will always be in demand, and numerous innovations in recent years have... Read More →

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