Glenn Polyn//October 1, 2020//
Glenn Polyn //October 1, 2020//
To remain competitive in the pet care industry, it’s important to identify and meet the wants and needs of consumers. The grooming sector is wide ranging with a varied selection of specialty products that cover pets from their nose to their tail. However, as pet needs and customer desires continue to evolve, so too should the offerings of manufacturers and pet retailers.
A good number of pet parents who would normally take their dog or cat to a professional groomer have been forced to change their regular routine due to the pandemic. Some have taken to the services of mobile groomers, while others have taken the leap of the DIY grooming after doing some research.
What should retailers be stocking in their grooming aisles?
As with all areas of pet care, today’s pet parents are seeking grooming products that consider the health of their companion animal in addition to its cleanliness. And if the supplies are of such a quality that has them being favored by grooming professionals, then pet parents are going to feel confident in their effectiveness. And when it comes to in-demand products, innovation is sure to top the list. After all, what pet parent can pass up salon-quality, pH-balanced shampoo for their furbaby?
It’s vital that retailers research the category, which includes not just shampoos, conditioners and detanglers, but also brushes, nail trimmers and cleansing wipes. In addition, mistakes are bound to occur, so it’s vital that first aid kits are made available to consumers.
TrueBlue Cat Wipes
TrueBlue’s Cat Wipes use an all-natural cleansing solution that is mild yet effective. The ingredients include milk, which gently cleans even the most delicate skin, and honeysuckle, hich has anti-microbial properties and also imparts a light, fresh scent. Each tub contains 50 extra-thick, pre-moistened wipes.
ClotIt Natural Blood Clotting Powder
ClotIt is a non-staining, blood-clotting powder made up of all-natural minerals designed to rapidly stop bleeding in minor to severe external wounds. ClotIt is not a harsh styptic and is non-stinging. It does not stain or clump and has an unlimited shelf life. It is available in single use packets, 1-, 2.85- or 5-ounce applicator, and a full Retail Pet First Aid Kit.
Bo Derek Pet Care
These grooming products are pH balanced and contain exotic botanicals and amino acids that nourish, soothe and protect a dog’s coat to give it a show-quality sheen. The brand’s patented fragrance is formulated to neutralize canine malodors, not simply mask them. All Bo Derek Pet Care products are manufactured in a solar-powered, clean-water facility in California.
Safari by Coastal Grooming Products
Packaging for Safari grooming products is getting a fresh, professional look and feel. Color-coding at the top of packaging reinforces clear and quick consumer decisions. Standardized packaging footprints allow for clean and organized retail walls. PVC has given way to more environmentally friendly PET when plastic is necessary.
The Smoochies Scratcher silicone pet brush has an adjustable strap and is flexible to fit on your hand or strap to a piece of furniture. Made of soft rubber, this toy is washable. And not only is it great as a toy, but it also is practical for proper hygiene of your pet. Comes in pink, blue and yellow.
Vetericyn FoamCare Shampoo
Vetericyn has made bath time faster and healthier. Vetericyn FoamCare Shampoo sprays on for quick coverage, foams instantly and conditions the skin as it cleans and rinses easily. The shampoos are available in one medicated and three coat-specific formulas. FoamCare is safe, non-toxic and paraben-free.
The new Buddha Bubbles shampoo is made with organic ingredients for sensitive skin, a biodegradable plant-based cleanser, and is both antiseptic and antifungal. It aids in itch relief, prevents shedding and reduces redness, scaling and skin inflammation. The conditioner works as a pest repellent and is naturally antibacterial. It treats dry scalp and irritation, helps detangle, prevents shedding and fights dandruff.
Beeps by Pet Society Pet Products
The most popular pet grooming brand in Brazil has officially arrived in the United States. Beeps by Pet Society introduces a full line of salon-quality bathing and grooming products, including specialty shampoos, conditioners, detangling spray and grooming accessories. Beeps combines bright packaging and fun fragrances with safe and effective formulas designed specifically to meet the needs of pet owners.
TropiClean OxyMed solutions help stop itching fast! The gentle yet powerful solutions are paraben-free, soap-free and dye-free, helping soothe dry, itchy, irritated and inflamed skin. TropiClean OxyMed solutions are safe for both dogs and cats and proudly made in the United States.
Kaytee Pro-Nail Trimmer
Kaytee’s Pro-Nail Trimmer is a professional quality nail trimmer designed for small animals and birds. It is perfectly sized to make quick and precise cuts to help prevent nails from breaking or snagging. It measures four inches long with an easy grip handle and finger rest.
KENIC Retro Pet Shampoos
The KENIC Retro line by Glo-Marr includes hip shampoo formulas to meet grooming needs. All shampoos are soap- and detergent-free so they will not strip the coat, and they can be used with spot-on flea treatments. For use on cats, dogs, ferrets and rabbits. Made in the USA; family owned and operated.
Best Shot 3-Step System
Based on the science of hair and shedding undercoat, Best Shot’s 3-Step System of products work together to release more shedding undercoat in the tub and while blow drying. Each product smooths the coat, which safely releases shedding undercoat. This enables the power of one’s water pressure and hair dryer to effectively replace the damaging effects of combs and brushes with water and air.
Miracle Care Grooming
Miracle Care offers a line of grooming products that has stayed on-trend. For dogs with sensitive skin or that don’t love bath time, it has a variety of products for all skin/coat types. For owners who may find it hard to make the time because of their busy schedule, the foaming waterless shampoo is a great option to get pets clean without the mess. Miracle Care also has a line of tea tree oil products to brighten and condition the coat.