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Steve King Steps into New Role With Advice for Global Pet Expo Attendees

He will assume his new role as the CEO of APPA, after decades of experience with PIDA.

Outgoing APPA President Bob Vetere Reveals the Industry’s Best Kept Secret

APPA’s outgoing president and CEO shares some well-honed advice about divulging the industry’s strongly held secret and the future of pet.

Pura Naturals Pet Teams Up with Independent Pet Partners

The company will offer an exclusive line of grooming products to Independent Pet Partners.

U.K. Manufacturer Henry Wag Goes to Global Pet Expo

The brand offers a range of dog and horse products, which include a range of travel and drying products.
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Blogs

Natural Products Expo West Gives Insight into Pet Products Category

The annual trade show was the perfect opportunity to assess how natural human product trends are influencing the pet space.

Why Pet Retailers Should Invest in High-quality Display Fridges and Freezers

Pet specialty retailers looking to heat up sales might want to consider adding refrigerated and frozen displays to their food offerings.

Is Made-in-the-USA Cat Food Catching On?

Cat food that is made in the USA isn't quite as popular as U.S.-made dog food, sources report—but it could be getting there.

What It Takes to Be a Competitive Groomer

Grooming business professionals will showcase their skills and compete with top challengers in categories during this weekend's Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference.
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In This Issue

Industry Roundtable: Small Pets, Big Changes

Manufacturers in the small-animal and companion bird categories weigh in on what to expect in these segments this year.

International Waters: Confusion and Frustration Still Reign Regarding Indonesian Corals

The coral crisis is not over, and Indonesian exporters have shed thousands of jobs and lost millions of dollars.

How Retailers are Profiting with Ponds

Though the pond hobby faces some headwinds, superior service and competitive advantages allow retailers to carve out an economic niche for themselves.

Trends in Collars and Leashes

Fashion, function and safety top pet owners’ wish lists for collars, leashes and harnesses.
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Industry Profiles

This Pennsylvania Pet Shop Prides Itself on its Suite of Services

Godfrey’s—Welcome to Dogdom in Mohnton, Pa., plans to launch a series of monthly workshops to its service offering this year.

Dogs Rule at This North Carolina Pet Store

Just Dog People offers a superior customer experience and a range of services and products to keep shoppers and their pets more than satisfied.

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.
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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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