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Treat Your Customers’ Pets

According to the 2021-2022 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA), 70 percent of U.S. households own a pet. Additionally, according to the Insurance Research Council’s October 2020 report, Consumer Responses to the Pandemic and Implications for Insurance, during the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly one in three Americans adopted a pet. With pet ownership on the rise, take your piece of the market share and stock these tasty treats for your customers’ pets.

Dogs. Perhaps the most common pet in households, stocking dog products is key. Meant to assist in dog training, Zuke’s Mini Naturals contain no fillers, byproducts or artificial ingredients and come in seven different flavors. Virbac’s C.E.T.® VEGGIEDENT® FR3SH® Tartar Control Chews cleanses dogs’ teeth while freshening their breath and promoting proper digestion. 

Cats. For feline companions, consider stocking PureBites Chicken Breast Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Treats. Containing minimal calories, no grains or gluten and flavor and nutrients preserved by the freeze-dried process, PureBites treats are a simple way to bring a healthy and safe option to your customers. Clean teeth are important for cats as well; stock Feline Greenies™ Dental Treats to support dental health, remove tartar buildup and freshen breath while providing cats with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. 

Birds. Kaytee’s Spray Millet is a universal l option for any bird species. With no artificial colors or flavors, this treat encourages weaning and appetite. Stimulate your customers’ birds with Wild Harvest’s Foraging Instincts Peck n’ Play Interactive Small Bird Treat. Meant to promote exercise and activity while satisfying small birds’ instinct to forage, this treat is a fun option to provide for your customers. 

About Carly Froderman

Carly joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor. Born and raised in Indiana, Carly earned a B.A. in English from Indiana University Bloomington. She enjoys reading, hiking, and cheering on the Indiana Hoosiers.

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