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Featured: 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 […]

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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 →

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 →

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 →

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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 →

Number One Fan

America is a nation of sports fans, though the revenue earned is not only from ticket sales in stadiums and arenas around the country. A large portion of sales comes from fan support in the form of team apparel merchandise worn at games as well as at home, on the couch, in front of the […] Read More →

Getting Closer to Nature

When families sit down to a traditional meal, it’s a way of celebrating familial roots and enhancing family ties. This custom has crossed over into the pet space, as meal times are a great way of bonding with your dog. In addition, meals comprising raw or freeze-dried raw foods replicate a dog’s ancestral diet, providing […] Read More →

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