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Tickless Tags, Pooper Scoopers and ‘Star Wars’ Toys Among Top Sellers at Pet Stores in March

Warmer weather had pet parents looking for flea and tick control as well as help picking up poop now visible after the snow melted.

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Tickless Tags

TICKLESS Tags! They work. My entire staff uses them and knows how to sell them. One and done, $39.99. Rechargeable, $59.99. — Toni Shelaske, Healthy Pet Products, Pittsburgh, PA

  • All poop scoopers. No sale, just melted snow. We couldn’t keep them in stock. I would get them in, and they would be gone within three days. Sad thing is our distributors ran out also. I’ll remember for next year to get them earlier than March, maybe January. — Paula Gorman, Pet Supplies ‘N’ More, Muskego, WI
  • A&E CAGE COMPANY soft carriers! We sold out in a week. These things are amazing to own for a bird owner. They are insulated and ventilated, and so easy to clean! They are an attractive carrier. — Sal Salafia, Exotic Pet Birds, Webster, NY
  • I’m excited to report we have actually been selling test kits! Even to the freshwater folks! This tells us they actually want to know what is going on in their aquariums. We stock the API liquids individually. They are accurate at a reasonable cost. Prices range from $8-$15 per kit. — Liz Harris, Creatures Featured, Madison, FL
  • “Star Wars” The Child dog toy from BUCKLE-DOWN. — Susanna Furlone, The Wishbone Pet Company, Freedom, CA
  • TIKI CAT cans (Grill and Luau lines) just took off! We’ve stocked them for years, and now it seems a lot of our cat customers have just discovered them and are buying them like crazy, both 3-ounce and 6-ounce cans. Weird! — Lisa Boegl, Eldorado Country Pet, Santa Fe, NM
  • Lightly cooked food was huge in March. I’m sure some of the increased demand was driven by the supply issues from Fresh Pet. Of the available lightly cooked options we carry, small batch really took off. — Jennifer Guevin, Holistic for Pets, Frisco, TX
  • Our bakery cookies were one of our bestselling items. They usually are, but with Easter, they were even more so! No special promos, but we did put individual cookies in clear packaging and placed them in baskets at the front desk, which made for a great impulse buy. — Leslie Stewart, Southern Barker, Lexington, KY

Services

  • Our self-serve dog wash. It is a regular best-seller. We run a $5 dog wash promo in a monthly direct-to-home local magazine. That is a great reminder and draws new customers. — Crisi Fetters, Local Pet, Victoria TX
  • Pet-sitting services. People are excited to travel again! — Stephanie Dorris, A Dog’s Life Pet Sitting, Archer, FL

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