This banker-turned-dog-groomer travels nationwide to help pet parents

Mar 28, 2022
Brian Taylor wants to travel to all 50 states and groom more than 10,000 dogs.
"My ultimate goal is to do all 50 states and groom over 10,000 dogs," said Brian Taylor. Above, he holds a Maltese.
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Walmart unleashes new pet offerings

Nov 16, 2020
Can the mega-retailer compete with specialty stores in the nearly $100 billion pet sector?
A newly adopted pup gets a belly rub in Escondido, California. More Americans have acquired pets during the pandemic.
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The "communicate-better-with-your-pet" sector is having a moment

Oct 13, 2020
One company turned a speech pathologist's tool into a product for pet owners.
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Pet food makers look to tap the alternative meat market

Feb 25, 2020
From synthetic mouse meat to crickets, pet food makers want to capitalize on the trend.
Cans of dog food are seen on the shelf at a grocery store April 12, 2007 in San Francisco, California.
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Investors look to profit as Americans spend more on pampering their pets

Jun 13, 2019
The market for pet supplies is growing at about 5% per year.
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Walmart wants your pets to be customers

May 7, 2019
The retailer probably already has your business.
Veterinary employees prepare a dog for surgery.
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Why people food companies are buying pet food companies

May 2, 2019
General Mills last year bought Blue Buffalo Pet Products for $8 billion.
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California pet stores can only sell rescue cats, dogs and rabbits

Jan 9, 2019
A new law aims to help the state's overcrowded animal shelters.
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How to be a dog photographer

Dec 27, 2018
We go behind the lens with a photographer of four-legged subjects.
Ellen Shershow tries to capture the unique personality of each pet she photographs.
Courtesy of Ellen Shershow

That dog you love so much on Instagram? His owner is probably making thousands of dollars a post

Nov 22, 2018
Pet owners flocked to the second annual PetCon to learn how to turn their pets into social media stars.
A dog poses for a portrait at the 2018 PetCon held at the Javits Center in New York City. 

 
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