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8 Styles in Dogwear — From Buzz Lightyear to a Cozy Sweater

Know what to stock and make them available.

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THE NATIONAL RETAIL Federation confirms the trend: More than 31 million Americans have an itch to dress up their pets for Halloween — and that’s just one day of the year! When you’re stocking dog clothing, look for daily wear and special event clothes, plus lots of sizes so there’s something for everyone.

Wonderful Coat

Parisian Pet

KEY FEATURES: The modern design features a faux-fur trim on bright red and light gray tones — a striking contrast to make the coat truly stand out.

SALES TIP: Pretty and practical, this coat is both a fashion statement and cozy.

parisianpet.com, (305) 463-7151

$29.99

Fashion Pet Plaid Reversible Coat

Ethical Products

KEY FEATURES: This machine-washable coat features imitation tortoise shell toggle buttons and a hook-and-loop fastener belly band.

SALES TIP: It’s a BOGO — this navy plaid fleece reverses to an all-black version.

ethicalpet.com, (800) 223-7768

$39.59

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Long Sleeve Tees

Paco & Lucia

KEY FEATURES: Peruvian pima cotton T-shirts made of expensive fabric and thoughtful details like contrast stitching.

SALES TIP: Crossover artists: These precious pieces are made by seamstresses experienced in making luxury baby clothes.

pacoandlucia.com, (917) 447-4313

$39

Cookie Monster Costume

Pet Krewe

KEY FEATURES: A plush, bright blue costume of Sesame Street’s foremost food reviewer. It’s easy to get on and off, and good for pets who don’t really like dressing up.

SALES TIP: An Instagram-able “walking costume” where the dog looks like he’s carrying cookies.

petkrewe.com, (504) 458-8911

$24.99

Buzz Lightyear

Rubie’s Costume Company

KEY FEATURES: This officially licensed Buzz Lightyear costume shines with light-up wings, an easy to adjust chest piece and a flexible doggie helmet.

SALES TIP: Stock up for June 21, when the highly anticipated TOY STORY 4 hits big screens.

rubies.com, (516) 326-1500

$24.99

The Bood & The Snood

Ruffina NYC

KEY FEATURES: The Bood is a pullover coat for the body, cut in different styles for male and female dogs, and the Snood is a button-on scarf to keep everybody’s neck warm.

SALES TIP: A two-piece for pets — sell them as a set or mix and match complementary color combinations.

ruuffina.nyc, (917) 499-7888

bood-$40; Snood-$25

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Stumptown Jacket

Ruffwear

KEY FEATURES: A fashionable quilted coat with side-release buckles, reflective trim and a leash portal so it can be worn over a harness.

SALES TIP: An insulated jacket that provides cozy warmth for pups who like cold-weather adventures.

ruffwear.com, (888) 783-3932

$64.95

Jackson Elk Sweater

PetRageous

KEY FEATURES: A light gray sweater accented with a darker gray collar and trim, and set off by the main feature, an elk head silhouette.

SALES TIP: This woodsy design looks high-end but it’s made of wash-and-go material.

petrageousdesigns.com, (800) 893-9893

$17.99

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8 Fish Foods That Go Beyond All Filler, No Kriller

Look for aquatic nutrition that stands out when stocking up.

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A NEW PET INDUSTRY outlook from Crystal Market Research predicts rising demand in specialty fish foods for premium varieties, high nutrient values and time-release technology. The report also notes high-quality diets are becoming available at affordable prices, so when you stock up, look for aquatic nutrition that stands out.

Nutri-Pond Sticks

Aquatic Nutrition Inc.

KEY FEATURES: Nutritional diets packed in a stick-shaped floatable, designed for pond pals like koi and goldfish. Feed them as a daily primary diet or a special treat.

SALES TIP: Great for bait: Pond creatures will surface for these floating snacks, giving pet owners more selfie opportunities for #koifans.

aquaticnutrition.com, (352) 357-0902

$10.99

Nano Blanket Food Blocks

ZooMed

KEY FEATURES: Plankton and spirulina complement each other in this time-release diet, made especially for shrimp, crabs and crayfish.

SALES TIP: This one gives you three ways to sell: as a supplemental food source for difficult feeders, to mix up the daily diet, and for weekend and vacation feeding.

zoomed.com, (888) 496-6633

$2.99

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Spirulina 3-Day Feeder

Penn-Plax

KEY FEATURES: These nourishing vegetable supplements provide up to three days of food for mollies, catfish, algae eaters and snails.

SALES TIP: A life hack for those who travel: Drop in a shell-shaped feeder for any three-day weekend or business trip.

pennplax.com, (866) 625-2385

$1.99

Vibra Bites

Hikari Sales USA Inc.

KEY FEATURES: Imitating a vibrant pile of bloodworms, this high-end line offers outstanding nutrition and color-enhancing capacity you have to see to believe.

SALES TIP: This top-shelf food offers the big three for fish: growth, color enhancement and immune system support.

hikariusa.com, (800) 621-5619

$7.99

Algae Blasts

Elive

KEY FEATURES: Red algae pairs with spirulina, vitamins and minerals, plus whole anchovies and whole shrimp for this diet made for freshwater and marine algae eaters.

SALES TIP: It gives algae-eating fish a high protein boost and gets a big reaction from hungry fish.

elivepet.com, (855) 354-8318

$13.99

Bug Bites

Fluval

KEY FEATURES: A high-protein diet made of a unique insect-based formula starring black soldier fly larvae.

SALES TIP: Enriched with multiple proteins, balanced with fiber-rich ingredients and designed to sink, making it ideal for bottom feeders.

fluvalaquatics.com, (800) 554-2436

$7.49

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Coral Food

Cobalt Aquatics

KEY FEATURES: Rotifers and cyclops blend with spirulina to make these nutrient-dense frozen coral food cubes.

SALES TIP: Up that foot traffic — offer next-day delivery for these frozen foods to be the spot for corals and other filter-feeding invertebrates.

cobaltaquatics.com, (803) 591-9500

$6.97

Nutramar Ogo

Quality Marine

KEY FEATURES: A nutritious diet made of freeze-dried gracilaria algae that comes alive with full rehydration and looks as lively as it does in the wild.

SALES TIP: Show off the magic of how it rehydrates to approximately 10 times its dry weight.

aquatropic.com, (310) 846-4040

$12.99

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Lickable, Lapable, Crunchable or Munchable: 8 Treats Cats Will Love

Less is more in these new releases.

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WHEN LOOKING AT cat treats, less is more in today’s new releases. Single-ingredient proteins and novel food sources are leading in this category. Also gaining ground are innovative products like lickable treats and novelty pet wines.

Bare Breasts

Bare Bites

KEY FEATURES: Made with a single ingredient: 100 percent dehydrated chicken breasts, sourced from and processed in USDA-inspected facilities. 6-ounce bag.

SALES TIP: Larger bag size works well for multi-cat households.

barebites.com, (301) 401-2750

$16.99

Tiki Cat Crunchers

Whitebridge Pet Brands

KEY FEATURES: Available in Tuna and Chicken flavors, these high-protein, grain-free treats have real meat as the first ingredient, along with pumpkin to promote digestion. Only 3 calories each. 2-ounce resealable bag.

SALES TIP: Star-shaped treats for superstar kitties.

tikipets.com, (866) 821-8562

$3.99

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Pinot Meow Cat Wine

Apollo Peak

KEY FEATURES: Scored first place in cat category in 2018 New Product Showcase at SuperZoo. Made in Colorado with filtered water, catnip extract and beet coloring. 5-ounce bottle.

SALES TIP: Because sometimes cats want to imbibe in liquid refreshments, too.

apollopeak.com, (720) 675-8072

$9.95

ORGANIX Organic Cat Treats – Chicken Recipe

Castor & Pollux

KEY FEATURES: All-natural treat features organic free-range chicken as No. 1 ingredient. Tastes great, no fillers, and less than 2 calories per tiny, drumstick-shaped cookie. 2-ounce bag.SALES TIP: There are few all-organic treats on the market, and this one is USDA-certified.

castorpolluxpet.com, (800) 875-7518

$3.99

Catit Creamy Treats

Hagen USA

KEY FEATURES: A hydrating treat that’s eaten straight out of the tube or as a dry food topper. Three flavors, each comes with five half-ounce servings.

SALES TIP: Lickable treats are fairly new, so you may want to post images or video showing it in action.

hagendirect.com, (800) 353-3444

$2.99

Minnow Treats

Pure Bites

KEY FEATURES: Single ingredient: ocean-caught minnows fished in the U.S., which are chock-full of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids for healthy skin and coat. 1.09-ounce bag.

SALES TIP: Made using a gentle freeze-drying process that removes the water and preserves nutritional integrity.

purebites.com, (888) 388-7873

$3.49

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Grain Free Buffalo Cat Treats

Holistic Health Extension

KEY FEATURES: Single-ingredient dried buffalo treats are made with a high-quality source of protein. 2-ounce bag.

SALES TIP: For free-range felines. Let customers know what’s not in the bag: soy, grains, artificial ingredients.

healthextension.com, (800) 992-9738

$3.99

Carpius Maximus Carp Spears for Cats

Scout & Zoe’s

KEY FEATURES: Smoked carp caught in Kentucky waters and processed and packed in U.S. facility. 1.5-ounce bag.

SALES TIP: Carp is an invasive species that isn’t appealing to human taste buds but works as single-ingredient cat treat, putting “nuisance” fish to new use.

scoutandzoes.com, (317) 457-7722

$9.98

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Coconut Husk, Peanut Butter and Chicken Feed: 7 New Releases with Unusual Ingredients

Don’t miss these cool new products.

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Ready for Takeoff

Hamsters, gerbils and mice will love climbing aboard the Lucky Flyer from WARE PET PRODUCTS, even though it doesn’t actually go anywhere. Instead, the hideaway proves the perfect place for nesting and napping, and its sun-dried grasses are safe to chew.

warepet.com

$7.99

Crazy for Coconuts

COCOCHEW has created a 100-percent natural, sustainable dog toy that doubles as a dental product. Made from fibrous coconut husk that scrubs teeth with every chew, the Classic and Junior resemble traditional rope toys, while the CocoBall in large and small prove perfect for fetch. And because the material resists salt and does not get soggy, pet parents will be sure to want it for trips to the beach.

cocochewllc.com

$10.99-$15.99

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Chicken Feed

For pet parents who have chickens, ZOO MED introduces the Chicken Banquet Mineral Block. Essential calcium mixes with dried mealworms, in-the-shell sunflower seeds, and organic grains and seed (corn, wheat and milo) to ensure strong eggshells. The block also engages chickens by allowing natural pecking behavior and providing enrichment.

zoomed.com

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Super Peanut Butter

Dogs love the taste and texture of peanut butter, making it the perfect delivery vehicle for health boosters. With that in mind, GREEN COAST PET created eLICKser. The line features four formulas: Hip/Joint & Inflammation Support, Full-Spectrum Hemp, Probiotics and Calming. Available in 16-ounce jars.

greencoastpet.com

$17.99

Toy That Feeds Orphans

From WO comes its latest toy, the WO Ball. This made-in-the-USA, BPA-free ball also works as a chew holder, floats for play near the water and fits into popular ball launchers. Best of all, WO stands for women and orphans, and for each toy sold, the company pays for two home-cooked meals though Widows & Orphans in Ethiopia.

supportwo.com

$11.99

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Hemp + Catnip

In Soft Chews for Cats, TREATIBLES starts with its proprietary organic full-spectrum hemp oil to promote relaxation, support the digestive tract, and enhance function of joint and connective tissue, just to name a few results. Then catnip gets added to keep kitties coming back for more.

treatibles.com

$32

Chewable Olive Oil

OliviPet DentaBars from WORLDWISE bring the health benefits of olive oil to dogs. Made with premium extra virgin olive oil and a proprietary seed blend — cold pressed for a maximum retention of vitamins and minerals — these chews contain a balanced combination of omega 3 and 6 oils for healthy digestive and immune systems. Available in small, medium and large.

worldwise.com

$8.99

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