Did you know 65% of U.S. households own a pet? That’s more than 85 million homes, containing more than 300 million pets. This presents an excellent opportunity for small business owners who are interested in owning a pet franchise such as Wag N’ Wash.
What’s more, total U.S. pet industry expenditures reached more than $66 billion in 2016. By 2020, the U.S. pet industry is expected to surpass $96 million in sales. A necessity regardless of economic climate, a very high 92% of pet owners spent the same amount or more on their pets during recession periods.
This is huge – and it has been recently validated with the Wag N’ Wash team’s most recent trip to the Superzoo conference. A wonderful time to network, learn and discover the latest trends in pet products that aim to enhance the lives of companion animals and their humans, Superzoo showcased important buying trends such as the shift toward more natural/organic products and new fashion/accessory items for pets of all sizes.
Attending Superzoo was a great reminder of why we do what we do – we always come back to our jobs reinvigorated, inspired and ready to hit the ground running with fresh, new ideas to make companion animals, and their humans, happier and healthier.
If you’re interested in pursuing a business ownership opportunity within the pet franchise industry in tandem with a company that is passionate about providing dogs, cats and their humans with an unforgettable experience, we encourage you to take the first step by filling out the form here– someone from our team will reach out to continue the conversation.
Pet Product News honors outstanding pet specialty retailers, groomers, and service providers with its annual Retailer of the Year Awards during a ceremony held at the SuperZoo trade show, which was held in Las Vegas June 26-28.
This year, Wag N’ Wash was presented with the “Best Franchise” business achievement award! Here in the upcoming months, Wag N’ Wash will also be further profiled by Pet Product News! Stay tuned!
To read the full list of award winners, CLICK HERE
Fleas and ticks can really bug our furry companions. With summer in full swing, it’s time to consider ways to prevent, and treat, flea and tick issues. Of course, you should always consult your veterinarian before using any pest prevention, as every pet has different needs.
When pests like fleas invade our homes, our first reaction is to get them out by any means. Fleas and ticks can cause more problems than just their initial bite:
- Fleas can lead to excessive skin irritation and even stomach worms
- A home infestation is possible if fleas aren’t dealt with quickly
- Fleas and ticks can carry diseases, some of which can affect you too
But, when we’re thinking of remedies to a pest issue, is it worth considering all-natural solutions? We think so! According to a report by the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), most typical flea and tick products (collars, sprays, dusts, etc.) are registered as pesticides by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This means that many of those products can contain harmful chemicals that can affect the health of you and your companion.
Sometimes, we can stop problems like these before they even start! Consider regularly grooming and washing your pet (or let us help!), as well as their bedding and even their favorite spots to lay around. You may also consider using pesticides in your yard and garden to kill pest populations. Some gardening stores may also even carry worms that eat flea and pest larvae, and won’t harm your garden!
Also, be aware of the season/weather and your surroundings: some locales have higher pest populations at different times of year. If you live in, or are traveling to, somewhere with lots of fleas and ticks, you may need to take extra steps to ensure your fuzzy companion isn’t affected.
You may live in an area that usually doesn’t have flea and tick concerns. This year may be a little different in your region so it is still worthwhile to consider a discussion with your healthcare provider.
Don’t forget the vet! Your dog or cat may not be best friends with their veterinarian, but sometimes the doctor knows best. And their vet may be able to provide a prescription treatment, and may be able to inform you of which products to avoid. Your dog or cat’s health, age, and even breed may determine what products are best for them.
We may take every preventative measure in the world, but sometimes pests still bug us. There are a number of ways to get fleas and ticks off our companions, if they’re experiencing pest problems. Your local Wag N’ Wash carries a variety of products made with natural ingredients: topical sprays, cleaning products, and more. We’re always happy to help you and your companion!
While summer is what many of us humans look forward to every year, the heat and storms that come with the season can be tough on our furry friends. Wag N’ Wash has easy solutions that can help get your companion through the hot months.
Brand O’Dell joins Mia Atkins of Fox 21 News – Living Local in order to discuss the following tips, supplements, solutions, and more!
To view the video, CLICK HERE
TIPS FOR FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS:
1. All natural calming aids to reduce stress and anxiety
2. Calming shirts and vests.
3. Use pressure points to calm your pet.
TIPS FOR A SCRATCHING DOG:
1. Use salmon oil to fight the itch from inside
2. Use Omega 3 and 6, because fatty acids boost your dog’s skin and coat.
3. Use sprays and lotions for hotspots and problem areas.
TIPS FOR SENIOR DOGS WITH ARTHRITIS:
1. Use glucosamine and chondriosome to lubricate your pet’s hips and joints.
2. Use all natural anti-inflammatory aids to reduce achy joints.
TIPS FOR PROTECTING DOGS PADS FROM HOT SURFACES:
1. Use paw protection like socks or boots.
2. Walk during times that are cooler, not during peak heat hours.
3. Avoid pavement.
TIPS FOR DOGS WITH AN UPSET STOMACH:
1. Use fiber such as pumpkin.
2. Boost the gut with probiotics and prebiotic supplements.
3. Watch what your pet is eating.