Learn some pet care tips and trends from your Direct Animal experts.

Can Humans Get Kennel Cough?

Kennel cough is an extremely contagious illness that can easily infect every dog and cat that comes in contact with an infected animal, shares toys or bedding contaminated with the…


To Fill Up Summer Boarding-Grooming, Feature Your Luxury Dog Supplies

Ah, summer — peak time for local pet owners to go on vacation, need boarding and day care, get their pets groomed and make a choice on WHO to call for these services.

Chances are, you have some tough competition in your area, between other small-business grooming, daycare and boarding facilities; the local veterinary practice that offers some of all of these services; and even big box stores or franchises that offer similar services.

How will your business stand out?

Make sure local pet owners know about your luxury dog supplies and environment along with your excellent staff, all designed to give dogs the finest care. Here are some tips to help you do this.



Three Ways Animal Equipment Manufacturers Can Help You Boost Pet Adoptions

Saturday, April 30, 2016 is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, and if you run a shelter or animal control facility, we know you’re working hard to draw attention to all the adoptable pets in your facility.

Perhaps you’re sending out press releases, emailing everyone on your list, posting signs around the neighborhood and making a big splash on your website and Facebook page (all very helpful!). But in addition, you can make adjustments in your facility to increase the chances of pets being adopted on that special day… and every day.

As your Direct Animal equipment manufacturers, we’re pleased to offer three tips for making pets more irresistible in your shelter, so more of them can go to their furrever homes year round!



2016 Pet Industry Trends Include Upscale Grooming | Daycare | Boarding

If you’re starting a pet business (such as grooming, daycare or boarding) or just looking for ways to add oomph to your existing business… think “upscale” or luxury.

Here’s why. We came across a SmallBizTrends.com article showcasing the top pet business ideas for 2016*, and the three ideas that stood out to us the most are: “Luxury Boarding Service Operator, Doggie Day Care Operator and Pet Spa Operator.”

And, we’re seeing all kinds of proof that more and more pet owners are looking for exceptional local service providers and are willing to pay premium prices.

Let’s look at how to make the most of today’s pet-care trends with an upscale experience that attracts higher paying clients.



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