Nov 25, 2019
Holiday shopping season kicks off for pet-lovers

The holiday shopping season kicks off for pet-lovers of all types. From felines to canines and small animals to fish, there are gifts aplenty available in retail stores around the globe and online.

According to the 2017-2018 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, about 78% of dog owners purchase gifts for their canines and 67% of cat parents purchase gifts for either holiday or birthday celebrations. These percentages of pet owners offers an opportunity for sales this holiday shopping season.

Retailers have an opportunity to keep their customers happy by sharing resources regarding safety issues and recalls related to pet products. Since pet owners have an unwavering love for their animals, it is important for store owners to know what products may be affected by recalls or alerts and to inform customers.

Store managers and owners that know the available resources help customers feel appreciated and offer customer service above and beyond the normal expectations. Stores that are seen as a resource often establish repeat business. So study up and understand where to go for recalls or safety alerts related to a variety of pet merchandise including cleaning products, food, treats, toys, de-icers, bird seed, and more.

Recall Resources

American Veterinary Medical Association

Shares information on food and product recall alerts

www.avma.org

Safer Products

Visit this site to conduct a search on a variety of recall and safety announcements. Consumers can even report unsafe products at this website.

www.saferproducts.gov

Dog Food Advisor

Offers information on dog food recalls and even offers a signup for alerts when new recalls are issued.

www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recalls/

Pet Food Industry

Provides a list of US and international cat and dog food, pet treat and companion animal feed recalls. 

www.petfoodindustry.com/topics/253-pet-food-recalls

FDA 

Offers information related to animal health.

www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary

Recalls

A comprehensive online listing of all types of recalls, not just pet-related ones.

www.recalls.gov/




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