12 Industry News
70 Advertising Index
70 Product Index
71 The Marketplace
72 Pet Industry Calendar
6 Independent Streak
Do recent buyouts of independent
pet retailers signify an onslaught of
consolidation on the horizon, or just
good business moves in an industry
that continues to overachieve?
10 Aquatic Experience—Chicago
2016 Show Review:
Unite the Front for Positivity
The town hall meeting at Aquatic
Experience—Chicago made no
bones about why support of the Pet
Industry Joint Advisory Council and
its Aquatics Defense Fund is vital to
the industry and the hobby.
14 Behind the Scenes:
Innovating Safe, Effective Care
Courtney Mack, marketing
communications specialist for Rialto,
Calif.-based Vetericyn, tells how
the brand has become an innovator
in the animal health care field.
PET DEALER FOCUS
16 Retailer of the Year
The Big Bad Woof receives the Social
& Environmental Steward Award.
18 Top-of-Mind Trends
Pet Product News’ Retailers of the
Year look forward to what 2017 will
bring, including hot new products.
20 Aquatic Food & Products
22 Cat Litter & Accessories
24 Cat Treats
26 Dental Products
28 Dog & Cat Food
32 Dog & Cat Treats
34 Dog Chews
36 Dog Collars, Harnesses & Leashes
38 Herp Products
42 Home Grooming Products
44 Small Mammal Products
DOG & CAT MARKETPLACE
48 Investing in a Healthful Profile
In recent years, demand and supply
of pet health and safety products
has erupted amid more open minds,
educated customers and myriad options.
50 Reasons to Smile Big
Boost profits and promote good health
with a variety of dog dental care products.
50 New Products
54 Simply Unlimited Demand
Limited-ingredient foods score big
with consumers looking to mitigate
food sensitivity issues, as well as those
who value a short ingredient panel.
MADE IN THE USA MARKETPLACE
58 Made Versus Sourced
In response to consumer demand,
more pet edibles manufacturers
detail their product ingredients’
origins, processing and handling.
60 New Products
61 Pump Up Profits
Energy efficiency and controllability
help sell the benefits of newer pumps,
filters and temperature controllers.
62 New Products
63 International Waters:
Futures of Ornamental Sector Species
64 Morsel Muses
Investing in a quality selection
of cat treats can generate
more rings at the register.
65 New Products
66 Top to Bottom
Herpkeepers seek habitat lighting,
heating and substrate that are visually
authentic and energy efficient.
67 New Products
68 All in on Oils
New natural grooming products tap into
human beauty trends, including the use
of essential oils and extracts.
69 New Products
73 Retailer Profile:
This pet boutique carries a selection
of food, treats, supplements and
homeopathic remedies selected
with pets’ well-being in mind.
74 The Distributor Dance
Like many businesses, distributors
might not have your best interest
at heart—the key is to recognize
that while your goals aren’t
always the same, you can still
benefit from the relationship.
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