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Oct 8, 2018

Connecting Pets with Owners 24/7

The tagline for the new Wagz Explore Smart Collar sums up the role of pet technology and wearable IDs generally, as it touts “a completely connected lifestyle,” monitoring and connecting owners to their pets 24/7 when they are eating, drinking, sleeping and playing—and being able to do so from anywhere. Apart from offering activity and […]

Sep 11, 2018

The Next Big Thing: What Retailers Should Know About the New CBD Pet Product Category

It’s something industry watchers thrive on: monitoring trends to see what is going to be the next “Big Thing.” The pet industry has watched the rise of grain-free recipes in food and the advent of pet technology connecting pets and their people 24/7. Now, the focus is on CBD products derived from hemp—undoubtedly influenced once […]

Aug 13, 2018

Solution-based Products for Canines’ Undesirable Behavior

There is a varied array of products available to help shape positive dog behaviors and assist in curbing unwanted conduct. Ways to help draw attention to the selection of products available in pet specialty stores include holding workshops with behaviorists and lifestyle experts and adding relevant content to store websites. Each owner might experience a […]

Jul 17, 2018

Supplements Offer A Little Extra Love by Reducing Pain and More

Doting pet parents often ask, “What supplements should I be giving my pets? And more importantly, from what age?” Heidi Nevala, president and founder of Natura Petz Organics, says those are good questions to be asking. “The reality is that much like people, our pets often benefit from a more singular approach. So if there […]

Jun 12, 2018

Retailers Present Solutions to Dogs’ Stress and Anxiety

With growing research and understanding of dogs with regard to separation anxiety and other behavior fueled by loud noises and other issues, behaviorists are advising dog owners to consider many of the aids now available at pet specialty retailers that address such anxiety and behavioral problems. In 2016, Dr. Marty Becker, known ubiquitously as America’s […]

May 7, 2018

USA-Made Petfood to Fit Every Dogs’ Needs

Dog owners strive to give their pets diets that mirror their own high standards in quality and balanced nutrition and that, at the same time, meet the needs of individual breeds, dog sizes and canine lifestyle trends. According to Earle Davis, district manager for Pet Supply stores in southern California, when it comes to selecting […]

Apr 4, 2018

Lending Older Dogs a Hand with Senior-specific Products

With dogs living longer, the number of senior pets is on the rise. Now, with those over 7 years of age being categorized as adults and subcategorized as geriatric, it gives pet specialty retailers a golden opportunity to focus on this market and stock the growing number of products targeting this category beyond just food […]

Mar 12, 2018

Protect Dogs Against Pests

According to Dr. Gad Baneth DVM, PhD, the director of the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a world-renowned expert on canine vector-borne diseases, companion vector-borne diseases (CVBDs) pose a growing global threat as they continue their spread far from their traditional geographical and temporal restraints as a result […]

Feb 12, 2018

Manufacturers are Producing Need-Specific Dental Items

There is no question that the designation of February as Pet Dental Month has, over the years, helped shine the spotlight on the benefits of maintaining a healthy canine mouth. As a result, the dental health category has expanded exponentially, making it a very competitive space with lots of new products vying for shelf placement. […]

Jan 5, 2018

Solution-Based Nutrition for Dogs

While still a college student studying law, Rob Downey, president and founder of Annamaet Pet Food, was involved with dog sled teams. And, when his lead dog suddenly went lame, he started looking at her diet to try and determine the cause. “It was really life-changing when I discovered what an important role nutrition plays […]

Dec 1, 2017

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 they perceive would offer their dog the most enjoyment. Toys, for both dogs and cats, comprise the largest category of durable pet care products, representing […]

Oct 24, 2017

Bedtime and Beyond for Dogs

A recent report called “Durable Dog and Cat Petcare Products in the U.S.” produced by Packaged Facts, a division of, cited pet beds to be the second largest category of durable pet products, registering retail sales of $683 million in 2016 and representing 18 percent of all pet durables. The report stated that, apart […]