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Updated Articles and Resources

By Alissa Wolf

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Pet Bowls Trends Created: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Read about the many innovative, safe, functional and stylish pet bowls that are now on the market.
    • Vinny the Pug Inspires New Pet Shelter Fundraising Platform Created: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      About a line of designer human fashion accessories inspired by Vinny the Pug, which help to raise funds for animal rescue and welfare causes.
    • Tropical Fish Store Startup Tips Created: Thursday, January 27, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Have you ever dreamed of starting your own local fish store? Learn all about the factors one needs to consider before embarking on this undertaking.
    • Review of Kitty A GoGo Cat Litter Boxes Created: Monday, April 14, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      A review of Kitty A GoGo cat litter boxes, an innovative design that's both stylish and practical.
    • Dog Breed Profile: 'Game of Thrones' Canine Stars Created: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      The Northern Inuit dog breed is now a big star among canines, thanks to the breed's appearance on the hit HBO show "Game of Thrones." Here are important tips for those in the pet industry who wish ...
    • Pet Grooming Trade Shows Schedule at a Glance Created: Monday, October 29, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Here's a handy list of dates and locations for the top trade shows in the pet grooming sector that feature creative grooming competitions and more.
    • A Chat with Grumpy Cat Created: Friday, April 11, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      A chat with kitty superstar Grumpy Cat, who reveals how she became a media darling.
    • A Review of Epic Pet Health Supplements Created: Friday, April 04, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      A review of Epic Pet Health supplements, unique formulas that contain electrolytes.
    • Parade of Exotic Pets Created: Thursday, July 28, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Exotic pets are more popular than ever, due to a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that they are unique and very cool. Here is a collection of articles about our furry, feathered and sc...
    • Pet Groomers See a Rise in Posh Pet Spas Created: Thursday, February 10, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      About Chateau Poochie and the Pet Spa at Harrods in London, pet spas that offer the ultimate in pet pampering.
    • Customer Rewards Programs for Pet Businesses Created: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Here is a guide to setting up a customer rewards cards program for pet businesses.
    • Pet Portraits Trends Created: Saturday, March 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Pet portraits are now very popular. Here are some top trends, and a profile of an artist who creates unique batik works.
    • Pet Sitter Business Guide Created: Monday, March 12, 2012 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Pet sitters are very much in demand. Here are some important tips from Pet Sitters International for those who wish to launch such a pet business.
    • Reader's Choice Awards 2013 Best Pet Shops Created: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      It's time to cast your vote for the Best Pet Retailer for the 2013 Pet Shops Reader's Choice Awards! Cast your votes here.
    • Top Health and Beauty Products for Horses Created: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Horses are back in the race as popular pets. Here are some top products for the health and happiness of the equine set.
    • Marketing to Kids Created: Friday, April 26, 2013 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      While pet products aren't made for kids, marketing them toward kids is a great, often overlooked concept within the pet industry. Here are some fun, clever ways to go about this.
    • Divine Dog Clothes for Posh Pooches! Created: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Dog clothing and accessories are hotter than ever. Read about how this industry got started, how poochie fashions have evolved through the years, and meet two top doggie designers.
    • Backer's Total Pet Expo 2013 Preview Created: Thursday, September 05, 2013 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Here's a preview of the 2013 Backer's Total Expo, which has undergone a complete makeover, with a new name, new logo, new events and rebranding, which is generating a lot of excitement within the p...
    • Tips for Women in Business Created: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Women in business face a number of challenges unique to them. I spoke with Shawna Schuh, president of Women in the Pet Industry Network about how to overcome these challenges for maximum success.
    • E-mail Newsletter Ideas Created: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      The promotional and advertising possibilities with e-mail newsletters are virtually endless. Here are some ideas about where and how to get the best content.
    • Meet the Steppe Runner Created: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Meet the lively, lovable steppe runner, a reptile that's brand new to the American pet industry, which is rising star on the exotic pets stage.
    • Heavenly Hamsters Created: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Hamsters are a long-popular pet with good reason. They are cute, amusing and easy to care for. Here are some tips for retailers about what those fun-loving hammys need to live life to the fullest.
    • 10 Practices Pet Shops Should Avoid Created: Monday, April 04, 2011 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Even the best pet shops may fall into habits that are decidedly bad for business. Here are some prime examples of what not to do.
    • About Pet Assure: The Alternative to Veterinary Pet Insurance Created: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      While the pet veterinary insurance industry continues to grow, this remains a difficult, highly challenging business, for a variety of reasons. That's why a family of pet lovers launched Pet Assure...
    • Knitting for Kitties Created: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Another installment in the Pet Professional Profiles series featuring Jill Holland, an actress and entertainer who transformed her grief over the loss of her kitty and love of knitting into a busin...
    • Homemade Dog and Cat Food Recipes Created: Friday, October 28, 2011 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Here are some homemade dog and cat food recipes from the cookbook, "Dinner PAWsible: A Cookbook for Healthy Dog and Cat Meals."
    • Veterinarians and the Pet Industry Created: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Veterinarians and the pet industry, particularly in the realm of pet food, often make for strange and even contentious bedfellows. Here is a collection of articles about this phenomenon, to help pe...
    • The Allure of Online Pet Stores Created: Thursday, April 12, 2012 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Online pets stores are all the rage, thanks to the convenience this offers to customers. Here is some background info for those who are considering this retail route." itemif expr="$zTP='t3'" --> i...
    • More News About Pets of the World Created: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      As a followup to my article "World Pet Market Trends," I explore some more interesting pet industry trends around the globe and some up-and-coming international markets that are truly surprising."<...
    • Puppy Care and Products Guide for Pet Retailers Created: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014
      Here is a guide to new puppy products and care with important tips for those in the pet industry, to ensure their pup clients' health and happiness.
    • Best Pet Foods Brands for the New Puppy Created: Saturday, February 04, 2012 Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014
      Here are some important tips about the dietary and nutritional requirements for new puppies, along with brand suggestions for retailers.
    • Cool Kitty Couture Created: Thursday, December 15, 2011 Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014
      Feline fashionistas can now enjoy stylish kitty couture. Read about the hottest trends, and enjoy a kitty fashion show!

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