by Pamela Mills-Senn on Aug 1, 2015
“Oh, the ties that bind. Today’s dog collars, leashes and harnesses are designed to safely and securely tether pet and person together, with a heavy emphasis on looking good in the process. In fact, next to the apparel category, this is one of pet retail’s most fashion-focused sections. These accessories help dog owners make a statement about their companions and by extension, themselves. Even so, manufacturers of these products take great pains not to sacrifice…”

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by Alyssa Brewer on Aug 1, 2015
“From antlers to bully sticks to kangaroo-filled beef trachea, there is a continually expanding selection of dog chew products on offer to pet specialty retailers. Manufacturers are doing their part to produce innovative products that both spark consumer interest and meet the high health and safety expectations of today’s pet…”
by Pamela Mills-Senn on Jun 30, 2015
“Dog apparel has traditionally been associated with amusing or adorable costumes for small dogs—which, thankfully, is still a trend—but a serious, more practical side to this category has emerged recently, and pet owners are fully on board. It should come as little surprise that today’s pet parents are looking for…”
by Dorothy Crouch on Jun 30, 2015
“Searching for pet food that is healthful, flavorful and free of unnecessary ingredients can be a daunting experience for pet owners when faced with the seemingly unlimited options that fill pet specialty stores.Yet, despite the array of new specialized pet diets on the market these days—organic, grain free, limited ingredient—protein…”
by Nora Caley on Jun 30, 2015
“Few things in life are sweeter than baked items—now, make that a gourmet baked food, and it is all the better. Just as humans enjoy baked and gourmet foods, so, presumably, do dogs and cats. Manufacturers say these treats are more popular than ever as pet owners seek small extravagances…”