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BUSTER ActivityMat

The BUSTER ActivityMat is an easy and fun way for dog owners to interact closely with their pets. Owners can choose from a series of different tasks that snap into place on the mat to present the dog with different challenges.

Nuzzle GPS Smart Pet Collar

Nuzzle, a pet technology company, offers a durable, waterproof GPS tracker and temperature / activity monitor that stays on comfortably and securely. The collar sends real-time location updates directly to the Nuzzle app on your smartphone.

SureFeed Sealed Pet Bowl

The SureFeed Sealed Pet Bowl has a motion-activated lid which keeps food from drying out and flies away. The lid will stop the smell of pet food from traveling throughout the house, meaning you can leave it out, allowing for your cat to grave naturally

BUSTER ActivityMat

The BUSTER ActivityMat is an easy and fun way for dog owners to interact closely with their pets. Owners can choose from a series of different tasks that snap into place on the mat to present the dog with different challenges.

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A Pet with Paws Launches Eco-Friendly, Stylish Training Pouch

With an estimated 78 million dogs owned in the United States, it’s safe to say that humans love to share their lives with animal companions. Although there are many benefits to owning a dog, pet ownership requires much responsibility. Everything from purchasing nutritious food and safe toys, scheduling grooming and vet appointments and providing pups […]...

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Camp PetChatz—Making Pets Less Lonely

Watch as the Fairy Dog Mother explains to Sam how Camp PetChatz can provide him with fun so that he can be less lonely while his human is at work....

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Deepwater Distribution Group Partners with Central Pet Distribution

Deepwater Global Distribution has partnered with publicly traded Central Pet Distribution for exclusive nationwide distribution of eight new aquatic brands for the U.S. market. This partnership will give U.S. retailers easy access to these exciting brands, further growing the aquatic segment of the pet industry. Central Pet, the leading U.S. aquatics supplier, will handle all […]...

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New Scientific Study: Dogs Improve Social Skills for Children with Autism

The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) and Green Chimneys announced the publication of a study exploring the effectiveness of an animal-assisted social skills intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Research was conducted at Green Chimneys, a therapeutic school and treatment center for children facing social, emotional and behavioral challenges. Findings demonstrate that […]...

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The Petco Foundation Honors Animal Welfare Organizations, Workers

The Petco Foundation gathered approximately 500 guests at this year’s “Celebration of Love” awards gala, which recognized seven organizations and individuals from across the country for their dedication, determination and actions to create lifesaving impacts for pets in need. Hosted by the animal-loving emcee, Jane Lynch (“Hollywood Game Night,” “Glee” and “Best in Show”), the […]...

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Petland Hosts Breeder Tour, Conference for Consulting Veterinarians

Petland Inc. recently hosted a conference and breeder tour for Petland consulting veterinarians around the country. More than 100 people were in attendance for the two-day event in Indianapolis. “It was very productive to get store consulting veterinarians from around the country in one room to talk about what Petland does and to take them […]...

May 2017 – Retailer Sentiment Index

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CATS & DOGS

Cats Homegrown Recreation When it comes to cat toys, there is a growing number of local manufacturers who are proudly putting “Made in the USA” on their labels and producing a variety of... Read More →
Dogs 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... Read More →

REPTILES & FISH

Reptiles Better Living Through Chemistry BY JENNIFER HIGGINS Just because they aren’t warm and furry or can’t fluff their feathers, doesn’t mean reptiles aren’t at risk of being under the weather. The physical health of... Read More →
Fish At Your Service BY SARA KEEGAN Aquariums can make an excellent addition to a home or office, but servicing one’s own tanks can be time consuming and difficult. Providing maintenance services through a... Read More →

BIRDS & SMALL ANIMALS

Birds Seeds for Success They say the quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. That can also be said of pet birds, whose owners know that providing nutritious yet tasty edible... Read More →
Small Animals Exotic, Not Quixotic Variety is the spice of life, they say. It’s a big reason that saffron, sumac, serrano chilies and epazote, despite being rare and lesser known, are highly coveted seasonings among... Read More →

NATURAL & GROOM/BOARD

Natural Keeping it Natural BY ERIC STENSON People have increasingly wanted to lighten their lives of artificial ingredients, and this tendency has spread toward their companion animals as well. Dyes, artificial flavors, harsh chemicals,... Read More →
Groom/Board The Eyes Have It Eye care is a cross-over category. Products within eye care, whether at the salon or on the retail shelves, must meet the needs of both the health care sector and... Read More →

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