Having just returned from an exciting pet show in Orlando, I can tell you there is no shortage of pet products. Truthfully, I don’t know how any person opening a new store can decide on what to carry.
There are so many products to choose from. Some are new and different, some are exciting, some are already existing products with a few improvements, some are rather silly, and some, well , we won’t even discuss.
But, all in all, it is great to go to these shows and see all the new foods, products, services, and organizations. It is fun to keep up-to-date on all the progress in the pet industry. It is a pretty impressive industry and, judging by the crowd many retailers try to keep up on the “newness” and “freshness” with their product selection.
So, what did I see…..?
A few brands of new “indestructible” dog toys; I will certainly have some pets put them through the test! There are also some existing brands that came out with a new cast of characters.
Many new anxiety relief products such as calming shirts, hats and various supplements
New eco-friendly beddings, litters and even fertilizer
Many new desk-top aquariums that provide more room, better lighting and better heating than ever before
New and different grain-free dog foods; even an alkaline-based food
Many dog treats and chews now being produced in the USA; even one to lick out of a bottle
Puzzles, games, art kits, and foraging toys for all animals to keep them engaged
Collars, leashes, harnesses, dishes and clothes of every color and pattern to appeal to every consumer
New toilet bowl litter boxes and scratching items for cats
Exciting happenings with more aquarium fish being captive bred and a huge coral restoration project
Wow, this is just a sampling of what I saw. So, keep your eye out in pet stores for some new and exciting products coming in the next few months….they caught my interest….hope they catch yours too!!