Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Features Category

Nov 1, 2022

Nurture a Dog’s Inner Beast With These Fun, Fashionable Accessories

Accessories are a unique category within the pet industry. The range of products allows for owners to express their personal style and their dog’s personality — whether it be through bowls, leashes, collars, harnesses, toys or clothing — while also fostering the human-animal bond. Humanization remains a dominating trend in the pet space, as people […]

Nov 1, 2022

Healthy Aging: Mature Pets Benefit From Senior-Specific Products

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, cats and small dogs are generally considered geriatric at the age of 7 years old. Larger breed dogs tend to have shorter life spans and are considered geriatric when they are approximately 6 years old. When a pet gets older, there are physical side effects as well as […]

Nov 1, 2022

Dog Food & Treats: Satisfy Their Appetite While Boosting Your Sales

The year 2022 started with consumers feeling the pain of rising prices among pet products. The January 2022 survey of pet owners by Packaged Facts reported that 20 percent of pet parents were facing “significant challenges” from the rising cost of pet food. In addition, a 2022 survey of over 1,000 U.S. dog parents by […]

Nov 1, 2022

Best of the Best: Pet Age Introduces 2022 Power 50 List

As we close out 2022, the pet care industry continues to experience a great deal of change. Manufacturers, distributors and retailers struggle to overcome the effects of an ongoing war, a lingering pandemic and supply chain disruptions in what seems to be a tumultuous decade. Inflation, too, is impacting pet products with prices taking enormous […]

Oct 1, 2022

Pet Age Honors 2022 Best Places to Work in the Pet Industry

Over the course of the past two-plus years, workers have reevaluated their lives, and many are quitting to find more rewarding jobs, taking career sabbaticals or starting their own businesses. They’re no longer tolerating bad bosses, inequities, burnout and lack of purpose and meaning at work. They are demanding to be supported and seen by their […]

Oct 1, 2022

The Paw Print: More Pet Brands Making Sustainability Pledge

Known in the booming backyard chicken market for its sustainable insect-based pet food, Grubbly Farms announced in March it was entering the dog treat market. Rather than using traditional protein that is unsustainable and often causes allergic reactions, Grubbly introduced Vroomies, a hypoallergenic and easily digestible dog snack made with farm-fresh vegetables and grub protein. Like the co[...]

Sep 1, 2022

Retailers, Manufacturers Dive Into Pet Food, Treat Sectors

Whether it be on the East coast, middle of the country or the West coast, retailers across the country are hearing the same feedback from their customers regarding food and treat products. The humanization trend is fueling the demand for natural, high-quality products that don’t break the bank. Pet parents are looking for more than […]

Sep 1, 2022

High Fashion: Pet Lovers Are Excited Over Luxury Pet Apparel

When the American Pet Products Association (APPA) released its 2021-2022 National Pet Owners Survey, the data revealed several important trends, including one that was an important factor during COVID: APPA’s survey noted that approximately 73 percent of pet owners agreed that pets bring family members closer together. For many Americans, the humanization of pets has moved […]

Aug 1, 2022

SuperZoo Exhibitors Share What Attendees Can Expect This Year

Produced by the World Pet Association (WPA), SuperZoo will kick off with education sessions that begin August 22, providing the industry’s most robust professional learning curriculum that features expert-led retail and animal-wellness sessions.   “Last year, SuperZoo was just what the pet community needed to reconnect, learn and get business done, and we can’t wait to […]

Aug 1, 2022

‘Tis The Season to Start Planning Holiday Pet Product Offerings

It’s well known that there’s been a sizeable increase in pet ownership in the United States, and with more people working from home, they are presented with an abundance of time to interact and play with their pets. That also means a stronger desire to spoil these companion animals. With the upcoming fall and winter […]

Aug 1, 2022

Pet Product Innovations Keep Companion Animals Healthy

The pet care industry, which hit a record $123 billion in sales in 2021, is projected to grow to $275 billion by 2023, according to Morgan Stanley. The increase in spending will be driven by new pet ownership, says a recent AlphaWise survey that showed almost two-thirds of 18-to-34-year-olds plan to get a pet in […]

Jul 1, 2022

Dog, Cat Food Brands Reflect on Consumer, Nutritional Trends

Final sales data for 2021 have revealed that the U.S. pet care industry reached a new mark of $123 billion, with pet food alone hitting $51 billion, according to the American Pet Products Association (APPA). For pet food, the largest segment of the overall pet industry, sales increased 13.6 percent over the previous year, according […]