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Updated Articles and Resources

By Ada Lio

Updated Articles and Resources
  • What Are By-Products in Pet Foods? Created: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    Many commercial pet foods contain "by-products," mysterious ingredients that often lead to confusion and concern among pet parents. Here is some detailed information about what these are, and how t...
  • Pet Foods the Pros Recommend Created: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    Pet food has become big business around the world, with a vast number of selections now available. In this article, some industry professionals share their top picks and what retailers should consi...
  • Dog Barking Deterrent: First Alert Bark Genie Review Created: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    Dog barking has long been the bane of pooch owners. Now, there are two devices from home safety leader First Alert that are said to deter this and other nuisance behavior in canines. Read a review ...
  • Dog Daycare Startup Tips Created: Saturday, April 06, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
    With today's hectic schedules, dog daycare services are very much in demand. Here is comprehensive info for those who wish to launch such a business.
  • Starting a Business: Pet Shops 101 Created: Monday, November 15, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
    A comprehensive guide to what it takes to start a pet shop, a potentially lucrative yet complex and costly undertaking.
  • Best Pet Fish for Beginners Created: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
    Acquiring pet fish for the first time is a memorable experience, especially for kids, who will rely on local fish store proprietors to educate them about the best types of fish for beginners, as well as their proper care. Here are some tips for getting the neophyte fish hobbyists on the right track.
  • Marketing Strategy for Pet Shops Created: Friday, January 21, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    Marketing strategy ideas for for pet shops - a guide to marketing a pet shop for little or no cost.
  • Unique Holiday Gift Ideas for Pets and Pet Lovers Created: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    Here are some of the most unique holiday gift picks for pets and the people who love them.
  • The World Pet Market Booms Created: Wednesday, October 05, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    Read about pet market trends around the world including those in China, Japan, Russia, Brazil and more.
  • Meet Big Splash, a $1.5 Million Mutt Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    In 2011, a coal baron in China paid $1.5 million for a red Tibetan Mastiff that he appropriately named "Big Splash," the most costly dog ever!
  • Vietnam: The Next Big Pet Market Created: Friday, January 04, 2013 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    Read all about the Vietnam pet market, a rising pet industry star with an abundance of manufacturing, trade and other advantages.
  • Vietnam's First Pet Magazine Launched Created: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
    About Vietnam's very first pet magazine, launched in spring 2014.
  • Pet Grooming Industry Trends Created: Friday, May 18, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
    Pet grooming news and info about services such as pet tattoos; proposed regulatory legislation; informational resources; and more.
  • Fun Pet Business Promotions that Cost Little or Nothing Created: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
    Here are some fun, creative ways to promote a pet business on a shoestring budget.
  • How Pet Groomers Can Prevent Injuries and Accidents Created: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
    Even the best pet groomers are not immune from injuries and accidents, involving pets, their employees and themselves. Here are important safety tips.
  • Rabbits: A Guide for Pet Retailers Created: Tuesday, February 01, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
    Rabbits are very popular pets, for good reason. They're smart, playful, affectionate and adorable. They also require specific care. Here are some tips for retailers who wish to deal with these delightful pets.
  • Veterinarians and Pet Shops, Not Always on the Same Page About Pet Foods Created: Saturday, November 10, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
    Not all veterinarians are knowledgeable about pet nutrition. Read all about this, and how pet retailers can help to bridge the gap for customers.
  • Reader's Choice Awards 2013 Best Pet Shops Created: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 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.
  • Backer's Total Pet Expo 2013 Preview Created: Thursday, September 05, 2013 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 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: Thursday, June 26, 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: Thursday, June 26, 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.
  • 10 Practices Pet Shops Should Avoid Created: Monday, April 04, 2011 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 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.
  • Model Cats Created: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
    About the cat modeling profession, which is now big "mews."
  • Top Health and Beauty Products for Horses Created: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 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: Thursday, June 26, 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.
  • Pet Grooming for Small Animals Created: Saturday, October 12, 2013 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
    Pets groomers are increasingly adding services for cats and small pets. Here are some tips about what to provide, and why this is a good idea.
  • Divine Dog Clothes for Posh Pooches! Created: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 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.
  • Parade of Exotic Pets Created: Thursday, July 28, 2011 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
    Here is a collection of articles about exotic pets.
  • Meet the Steppe Runner Created: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 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.
  • All About Sugar Gliders Created: Friday, April 19, 2013 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
    Sugar gliders are the rising stars in the exotic pets world due to their relative ease of care and uniquely adorable personalities. Here is some important info for those in the pet industry who ser...
  • About Pet Assure: The Alternative to Veterinary Pet Insurance Created: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 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...
  • Homemade Dog and Cat Food Recipes Created: Friday, October 28, 2011 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
    Here are some homemade dog and cat food recipes from the cookbook, "Dinner PAWsible: A Cookbook for Healthy Dog and Cat Meals."

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