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Pet Humanization: How it Affects the Pet Specialty Market 

Pet Product and service novelties of the recent past are now part of the fully fledged pet humanization trend

Originally published in Pet Product News International.

Keeping UpWith The Joneses 2.0

Once upon a time, for pet industry manufacturers and retailers, like their counterparts in other commercial markets, having a website and possibly an online store and shopping cart was considered keeping up to speed in the digital consumer world.

 Promoting Pet Wellness On A Retail Platform

In late 2010, The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) released a statement saying that they believed that nutrition impacts overall pet health and that a discussion about nutrition should be considered the 5th Vital Assessment and thus discussed by a veterinarian at a typical pet wellness check-up.

Style That Lasts – Pets today can have their own suites of fine furniture

Yorkshire terriers Paris Noel and Bella La Rue are two pampered pooches. They have their own bedroom decked out with matching four-poster beds, a closet filled with designer clothes, a matching toy chest, throws on the floor, and a car-shaped bed in front of a flat panel TV on the wall giving them their own drive-in movie experience

Originally published in Pet Product News International.

A Growing Category – Don’t underestimate the significance of memorial items

When it comes to pet loss and memorializing beloved companion animals, many pet retailers seem to be in denial and don’t even stock sympathy cards.

Originally published in Pet Product News International.

Summertime, and the Livin’ Is Easy

Look for casual styles and colors from the beach and the ice cream shop

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On the Road Again

Stock these important travel accessories for pets.

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Tees with Attitude

Consider it another form of instant messaging. Trendy T-shirts emblazoned with racy and humorous slogans that reflect individuality and attitude are back in vogue.

Originally published in Pet Product News International.

Pet Dinnerware

The tables have turned. As American pets step up to the plate at mealtimes, they are no longer served their prescription diet or favorite tuna in a mere bowl. These days, if you are pet-ically correct, the family dog or cat has it’s own dinnerware and possibly even a dining table.

Originally published in Pet Product News International.

Pets on the Go

Many of the innovative products started out as personal projects with the inventor’s own pet as the influential force. This is particularly true of the fabulous selection of travel related items specially manufactured to cater for spoilt pets on the go.

Originally published in Pet Product News International.

Mutts and Divas

Fashion models wearing haute couture and their canine counterparts sporting the latest haute dog trends strutted the runway together at a recent fashion show in Orlando, Florida bringing a well-heeled audience to its feet and begging for more.

Originally published in Pet Product News International.

Luxury Dog Beds 

It seems that many manufacturers of luxury dog beds are turning to children’s fairy tales for their inspiration, creating beds that Sleeping Beauty or Cinderella, once she had the pair of glass slippers and nabbed her prince, would sleep in happily every after.

Originally published in Pet Product News International.

Jewelry Diamond Dogs

Newsflash: Diamonds used to be a girl’s best friend, but now man’s best friends are wearing them, too.

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Hot Toys for Haute Dogs 

When it comes to toys for small dogs, size does matter!

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Doggie Spaw Products and Services

The array of merchandise available in a typical spa product aisle is mind-boggling: Tropical fruit-scented and aromatherapy-fragrant shampoos and conditioners with matching perfumed candles, fun aromatic soaps on a rope, hair color enhancers and luster shines, skincare creams to ward off environmental damage, specially oxygenated waterless shampoos, shea butter balms for cracked skin, tear-stain removal treatments and scented after-bath spritzers and relaxants.

Originally published in Pet Product News International.

Delicious Doggy Delights

Around the country, retailers of canine confectionary unanimously agree that the secret ingredient to all doggy delights is its “eye candy appeal” because that’s what is going to prompt the person on the other end of the leash to let go of the purse strings and splurge…

Originally published in Pet Product News International.

Couture Goes to the Dogs

It seems that what starts out on the fashion runways in London, New York, Paris and Rome is trickling down to the sidewalks of trendy areas like South Beach in Miami, Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles and wherever else the nation’s dog lovers strut their mutts.

Originally published in Pet Product News International

Collars and Leashes

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a “collar” is a band, strip, or chain worn around the neck and a “leash” is a line for leading or controlling an animal. Well, it seems that these definitions are going to have to be expanded to elaborate on the current trends in the pet world where the focus is not only on functional safety and security issues but also on converting these items into high-end fashion accessories.

Originally published in Pet Product News International.

Carry On

Today’s pets are no longer stay-at-home creatures: They go everywhere! To work, to the hair salon, in and out of neighborhood stores, they hang out (side) at Starbucks and dine al fresco at restaurants. They are included in family functions and enjoy both weekends away and vacations. In fact, some lead an active social life that also includes play dates with same-specie friends.

Originally published in Pet Product News International.

All Costumed Up 

In the pet world, it seems that every day is a celebration and the animal costume business is booming.

Originally published in Pet Product News International.