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Consumers Spend Millions on Pets for Valentine's Day

Posted by Holly Everett on Feb 12, 2018 9:54:00 AM

U.S. consumers are expected to spend an average $143.56 on Valentine’s Day as 55% of the population celebrates this year, an increase from last year’s $136.57, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. Total spending is expected to reach $19.6 billion, up from $18.2 billion last year.

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Topics: Industry News

Fresh Facts on Pet Dental Health [Infographic]

Posted by Holly Everett on Feb 8, 2018 9:56:55 AM

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), 80% of dogs and 70% of cats will develop some form of oral disease by age three. Overlooking pet dental health could lead to serious problems for pets, but it can be prevented with proper care. February is Pet Dental Health Month and the perfect time to create good habits that will last all year long.

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Topics: Pet Health, Industry News

What to Expect at Global Pet Expo 2018

Posted by Holly Everett on Feb 7, 2018 12:21:44 PM

Every year, retailers, manufacturers, distributors, and other industry insiders join together in Orlando, Florida for three days in March to discover the newest, most innovative pet products on the market today.

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Topics: Industry News

The Better De-Shedder: Eazee

Posted by Holly Everett on Jan 24, 2018 10:58:37 AM

The Eazee de-shedding tool and Click & Brush grooming system are brought to you by Swees America, the U.S. division of a pet-focused product development firm based in France. The Eazee is the brainchild of Eddy Cathaud, an entrepreneur who originally launched a chain of pet stores that can now be found in over 20 locations throughout France.

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Topics: New Products

4 Things to Know About Millennial Pet Owners

Posted by Holly Everett on Jan 17, 2018 9:30:00 AM

According to Packaged Facts, a market research firm, millennial pet owners are changing the landscape of the pet industry. These pet owners are ages 18-34 and not only have pets of their own, but they coddle them like newborns, using the most sustainable and economic ways possible. Millennials now make up the highest percentage of pet owners, responsible for 43 percent of pet owner growth from 2007 to 2015.

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Trending: Ancient Grains

Posted by Holly Everett on Jan 15, 2018 3:27:00 PM

Ancient grains like millet, amaranth, quinoa, buckwheat, teff and chia seeds are also known as super-grains or heritage grains, and they’ve experienced a boost in popularity in human health foods. Just like many other human food trends that make their way into the pet industry, we have started to see more of these ingredients being used in recipes for our furry friends.

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