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Pet Food Institute Launches Resource Explaining Cat Nutrition

It provides fast facts about the essential nutrition that fuels cats’ growth and supports their body systems, as well as non-essential nutrients that can also serve important functions.

Green Coast Pet Offers Aid to Government Employees Impacted by Shutdown

The company will offer its full range of dog and cat products at-cost plus shipping, until this shutdown is over.

Petix Expands Distribution Through Partnership with Pet Food Experts

Petix is the manufacturer of WizSmart Premium Super Absorbent Dog Pads.

Why Being Green Has Become an Imperative for Manufacturers

Members of the Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC) explain why sustainability should be a top priority for the industry.
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Blogs

Is E-Commerce Worth it For Micro-independent Retailers?

B.C. Henschen explains why e-commerce might not be the best avenue for micro-independent retailers—even when there are ways to make online retailing more feasible.

Tools of the Trade

7 ways to ensure your business’ success in 2019—and the apps and services that will help you get there

How Pet Food Premiumization Has Affected Nonaffluent Pet Owners

For these households, “affordable” might be the name of the pet ownership game.

Georgia Retailer Specializes in Breeding and Selling Reptiles and Other Small Pets

The owner of Feathers, Fur & Scales Pets & Supplies explains why specializing in one particular aspect of the pet industry is important for mom-and-pop pet stores.
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In This Issue

USA Products Go Hard Core

The demand for domestically manufactured products is expanding beyond food into other product categories.

Awareness on the Rise

More pet owners recognize the importance of keeping wellness and first aid products on hand, and retailers report rising interest and sales as a result.

Tasty Tidbits 

Premium, meat-first treats are best-sellers, and retailers and manufacturers alike report that cat owners are more focused on healthful options.

Dishing on Dental Health

As pet owners learn about the benefits of maintaining good oral health for their dogs, many are looking for products that are easy to use.
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Industry Profiles

Georgia Retailer Specializes in Breeding and Selling Reptiles and Other Small Pets

The owner of Feathers, Fur & Scales Pets & Supplies explains why specializing in one particular aspect of the pet industry is important for mom-and-pop pet stores.

The Evolution of Jax & Bones

Tina Nguyen, founder and owner of Jax & Bones, explains how the company grew out of her passion to create design-focused, luxury products for pets and her commitment to U.S. manufacturing.

A PLAY-Ful Mission

Lisa Hisamune, director of sales at P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle and You) in San Francisco, reveals how the company’s laser-focused mission to serve pets, people and the environment has resulted in a winning product portfolio.

How This Missouri Pet Shop Plans to Add More Services

Big changes are in the works for Busch Pet Products, which has plans to make the move to a larger space and start offering more services.
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Pets & Policies

Reptile Awareness Day Celebrates Herps

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council explains why the industry celebrates Reptile Awareness Day, which is this Sunday.

PIJAC Joins the AMR Challenge to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

PIJAC and the broader pet care community are working to develop and establish Recommendations for Judicious Use of Antimicrobials in Companion Animal Care.

Why Tarantulas Are Underappreciated and Valuable Pets

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council's vice president of government affairs recently attended a workshop that gave PIJAC more information about the tarantula trade.

PIJAC Examines How Owning Pets Helps Humans Get Active

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month in May offers an opportunity to note how pets impact humans' health and well-being.
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