Trends and Products

May 8, 2023

Trends and Products: Form & Function

Today’s collars and harnesses have had a major impact on the health and safety of companion animals thanks to reflective and waterproof materials, GPS trackers and Bluetooth systems. Pet brands have answered the call from consumers who demand that collars and harnesses not only be well-crafted, durable and comfortable, but also stylish while meeting their […]

May 8, 2023

Trends and Products: Stress & Anxiety

Pets can become stressed for a number of reasons — some of which are very relatable to the anxieties we might have, like meeting new people or a fear of loud thunderstorms. Dogs can get anxiety, and it can take many forms. Dogs with separation anxiety, which is widely considered the most common form of […]

Apr 1, 2023

Trends and Products: There’s No Place Like Home

When it comes to every companion animal — be it a bird, hamster, dog, cat, reptile or aquatic livestock — its environment is pivotal to the pet’s physical and emotional well-being. These cages, crates, aquariums and enclosures are designed to support every aspect of the pet’s natural behaviors and lifestyle. Whether it’s an aquarium for […]

Apr 1, 2023

Trends and Products: Snacking Without Fillers

As we’ve seen in the pet food sector, pet parents are interested in treats that are made with limited ingredients. Today’s consumers are willing to pay more for premium chews from brands with ethical and sustainable sourcing practices as well as treats with functional ingredients. Freeze-dried and oven-baked treats demand a lot of attention from […]

Apr 1, 2023

Trends and Products: Pet Clean Up

As any pet parent will tell you, cleaning products are an under appreciated part of pet ownership. Cat litter and poop bags are necessities; however, waste disposal and cleaning products like poop bag dispensers and stain removers are also essential purchases for consumers who own dogs and cats. In fact, such companion pets as birds, […]

Mar 1, 2023

Trends and Products: American Pride

Consumers continue to gravitate to pet products that describe themselves as being made in the United States. Customers take pride in purchasing products emblazoned with the red, white and blue of the American flag. They also expect food, treats and toys that are U.S.-sourced and American-made to meet their high standards of quality and safety. […]

Mar 1, 2023

Trends and Products: Cat Litter Options

Cat litter is a necessity that doesn’t get enough attention. However, it’s constantly changing in an attempt to meet the needs of cat parents, and there’s no shortage of new litters on the market. The cat litter category has evolved to include recycled paper, wood materials, silica gel and such plant-based ingredients as wheat and […]

Mar 1, 2023

Trends and Products: Warm & Cozy

According to the 2021-2022 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 69 million U.S. households have at least one dog, followed by 45.3 million U.S. households with a cat. People are spending more time with their pets than ever before. A good night’s sleep (and the occasional afternoon cat nap) is beneficial to a companion animal and […]

Feb 1, 2023

Trends and Products: Non-Kibble Food Options

The selection of available food options for dogs and cats is broad. The food format that consumers feed their pets is a personal choice, and it’s one that reflects the pet parent’s lifestyle, nutritional philosophies and budget. One of the primary benefits of wet food is the dietary hydration delivered to the animal. The added […]

Feb 1, 2023

Trends and Products: CBD Quality Matters

When it comes to pet CBD, retailers need to ensure that they’re carrying a quality product to protect their customers and the well-being of the companion animals using the CBD product. Reputable brands will be transparent when it comes to the sourcing and third-party testing of the product. In addition, the product should be backed […]

Feb 1, 2023

Trends and Products: Dental Disease

The AVMA recommends that a dog’s teeth and gums be checked at least once a year by a veterinarian for signs of a problem and to help keep its mouth healthy. In addition, maintaining a pet’s dental hygiene is a cost-effective precaution for preventing oral infections and diseases. However, while most pet parents know that dental […]

Jan 1, 2023

Trends and Products: Find the Right Feeder

Despite being so vital to a pet’s health, bowls and feeding systems might be one of the most overlooked sectors in the pet care industry. A sturdy bowl that will keep food and water in, preventing bacteria or leftovers from getting onto the floor, which can be a health hazard for pets and their human […]


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