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P.L.A.Y. highlights its line of eco-friendly, durable, machine washable beds.

One Fur All Pet House Candle

One Fur All's Pet House Candles are guaranteed to eliminate pet odors and freshen pet-loving homes. They're made of 100 percent natural soy wax and are available in a range of scents - Apple Cider, Bamboo Watermint and Mediterranean Sea, to name just a few.

2017 Distributor of the Year: General Pet Supply

Pet Age has announced its 2017 Distributor of the Year: General Pet Supply

P.L.A.Y. Beds

P.L.A.Y. highlights its line of eco-friendly, durable, machine washable beds.

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Humanization Trend Driving Luxury Goods for Pets

With the majority of global consumers considering pets to be part of their family and concerned about their pets’ looks, there are increasing opportunities in luxury goods for pets, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. According to a GlobalData consumer survey, 77 percent of consumers worldwide consider their pet(s) to be a member […]...

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Huxley & Kent Announces New Designs for Lulubelles Spring 2018

Huxley & Kent announced eight new designs for its spring 2018 toy additions. Arriving in April are parody toys in 7-Pup, Barkers Mark, Dr. Pooper as well as beloved icons of a chocolate strawberry, Gordon Gecko and a perennial favorite, DJ Duck. The Lulubelles line is further expanded with a new Sock Monkey in Pride […]...

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Ziwi Adds New Customer Service Rep, Sales Admin

Mackenzie Shell has joined the North American team of New Zealand pet food manufacturer, Ziwi, where she offers best-in-class customer service to the company’s North American customers, manages distributor communications and provides administrative support to their expanding sales organization. Shell managed a Kansas City pet specialty retail store for the past three years, developing in-depth […]...

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Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Finding Ways to Survive in Online Times

Digital sales are at an all-time high. In fact, Adobe Digital Insights reported that shoppers spent $5 billion in 24 hours on digital platforms this Black Friday. While digital spending was record-breaking this year, brick and mortar stores also fared well, with foot traffic having “decreased less than 1 percent when compared to Black Friday […]...

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5th Annual Aquatic Experience – Chicago Sees Increase in Attendance

The World Pet Association (WPA) is thrilled to announce a 21 percent increase in reported attendance at its fifth annual Aquatic Experience – Chicago, held November 3-5 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. At Aquatic Experience – Chicago 2017, a total of 139 exhibitors filled the show floor, showcasing the latest in aquatic trends and […]...

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Soggy Doggy, LLC Expands Distributor, Partners with Southeast Pet

Soggy Doggy Productions, LLC, an originator of innovative wet-dog solutions, announced a new partnership with Atlanta-based independent distributor, Southeast Pet. Soggy Doggy is proud to now be Southeast Pet’s exclusive provider of wet-dog solutions. Since 1975, Southeast Pet has grown parallel to the pet industry, understanding the steady growth, development and consistently-changing demands from pet […]...

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CATS & DOGS

Cats Litter Options Any retailer who has attended a major trade show in the past year will no doubt be familiar with the sight of Ricky the Rescue Cat driving his navy blue... Read More →
Dogs Interactive Dog Toys that Provide Fun for Dog and Owner According to a March 2017 survey by Packaged Facts on durable dog and pet care products in the U.S., 40 percent of dog owners base their toy-purchasing decision on what... Read More →

REPTILES & FISH

Reptiles Reptile Habitats are the Key to Long-term Success One of the major points that I’ve tried to hammer home throughout my past articles has been the concept that your relationship with a customer does not, and should not,... Read More →
Fish Aquarium Cleaning Made Clear Unless you’re operating a 24-hour business, common practice in retail is to save the chores of vacuuming, sweeping and taking out the trash to the hours where the establishment is... Read More →

BIRDS & SMALL ANIMALS

Birds Finches and Canaries can Bring Big Bird Sales They may be minuscule compared to the majestic size of a large hookbill, but what they lack in size, they more than make up for in value. That’s because finches... Read More →
Small Animals Rabbits are a Top-selling Small Animal Although International Rabbit Day, September 23, has come and gone this year, it’s never too late to celebrate cottontail cuteness and floppy-eared fun by highlighting hares in your store and... Read More →

NATURAL & GROOM/BOARD

Natural Healing Pets Naturally BY ERIC STENSON Concerns over harsh chemicals and their potential side effects influence many decisions people make about products they select for treatment of various maladies, as well as for... Read More →
Groom/Board Listen to this: Ear Care an Important Part of Dog Grooming, Health Maintenance Ear cleaning seems simple enough, but it’s a deceptively complicated task because of the length of a dog’s ear canal. Because of that, and combined with canines having lots of... Read More →

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