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Fromm Family dog food: Buy a bag any size priced from $12 to $ 70, get a free can of food. Purchased by locals and snowbirds because of quality ingredients and numerous flavors. – Nancy Okun, Cats n Dogs, Port Charlotte, FL

Fromm Family Game Bird Recipe contains duck, turkey, quail, and pheasant with fruits and vegetables. Available in 4-, 12-, and 26-pound bags. frommfamily.com

PRODUCTS
  • The Spoiled Cat Catnip Pillows. They are made in our community and wonderful for cats to snuggle. The catnip is organic. – Donna Trilli, Healthy Pets NW, Portland, OR
  • No-Hide Chews and chews from the Vital Essentials raw bar. We do an everyday promotion tied to our services. If a customer took advantage of any of our services, they are eligible for “Buy 2, Get 1 Free” on any of our chews (mix and match). – Ren Douthit, Dee-O-Gee, Bozeman, MT
  • Earth Animal No Hide chews and Bravo Bully Sticks! During the holidays humans need their dogs occupied while they have company. These don’t make a mess, smell and are safe. I love selling these because they are safe, USA-made and sourced, all-natural chews. Price range from $4.99-$15.99. – Toni Shelaske, Healthy Pet Products, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Any of the Starmark products. Weather has gotten cold and dogs are spending more time inside so these toys have provided an outlet for these housebound dogs to be less destructive. – Dorothy Stewart, Dorothy’s Pet Shop, Junction City, KS
  • Cages. People buy new cages so the house looks nicer for the holidays. We also offer 10 percent off all cages the week prior to Christmas. – Paul Lewis, Bird Unlimited, Webster, NY
  • Stunt Puppy collars and leashes! They are a great locally made product, and they are our No. 1 seller year round! Their stuff is simply AMAZING! – Keith Miller, Bubbly Paws, Minneapolis, MN
  • Musher’s Secret is huge for us after the first snowfall. Our city is loves to over-salt the roads and sidewalks for all of our pedestrian/foot traffic. – Faye Bunny, Day of the Dog, Salem, MA
  • Fluff & Tuff toys. We have sold them in the past, but this Christmas, they flew. I think people like them because they are nicer than may other tough toys. I love how they look and make us smile. Cute names too. – Kim Loper, Harbor Pet, Greenport, NY
  • Our best-selling product in December would be our WestPaw stuffed toys. It appeals to our customers because they are USA-made, durable, guaranteed and colorful. We sell these toys because West Paw guarantees its stuffed toys for life and will offer a one-time replacement if they are ever destroyed. A promotion we have had for these toys was our shop small sale in late November. – Samantha Youngblood, Youngblood’s Natural Animal Care Center and Massage, Greenfield, IN
  • Etta Says! 4.5-inch chews. All kinds of customers buy them. We carry all four flavors in bulk bins right by the register. We like them because they are at a price point where customers will grab several contributing to add-on sales and we have a nice margin on them. – Karen Egert, Karen’s Canine Kitchen, Leesburg, FL
SERVICES
  • I was surprised to see that our top-grossing item was our self-service dog wash in the month of December. – Jessica Ellis, The Green Spot, Omaha, NE
  • Pet training classes, especially our new canine fitness classes. – Fran Masters, MasterPeace Dog Training, Franklin, MA
  • Daycare packages because clients get both a significant price break (up to 31 percent), plus a free bath with every package. – Jane Bond, Eco Dog Care, Flemington, NJ
  • Bath and Brush Outs for pets boarding. We ask every customer as they’re dropping their pet for boarding if they want their pet bathed and brushed out the day they are leaving. Most of them sign up for this service. It’s a huge bump to our daily income and we love to send pets home clean and defurred! – Trish Elliott, Town & Country Pet Resort, Valley Springs, CA
  • Our holiday daycare activity was a Christmas photo that we made into a ornament for our daycare members. They took home that and a gourmet Christmas cookie for $10. Our customers love the personal photos and keep them out year round on the fridge! – Sherry Shupe, Fur Baby, Milford, DE

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