June 14, 2017

All in for Cat Health with the Winn Feline Foundation

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA’s digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read the current issue online here. The talented Ricky on piano. Photo courtesy Steve Dale. by Vicki L. Thayer DVM, DABVP (Feline, Executive Director, Winn Feline Foundation with Steve Dale, CABC In Las Vegas on March 10, 2017, fifteen dedicated Winn Feline Foundation volunteers, all experts in their fields, came together for a day of intensive review of nearly 40 research grant […]
June 13, 2017

Deadline Extended for Annual Pet Services Financial Survey

One last invitation to participate in our Annual Pet Services Financial Survey (and, yes, the cat can help) We asked the professional research firm conducting our Annual Pet Services Financial Survey for just a little more time to try to make this important industry survey truly valuable with as much input as possible, and our request has been granted. If you have not yet participated in the survey, we really need your help. If you are a pet care services […]
June 12, 2017

Fast Bites (June 12, 2017)

Thank you to everyone who helped make our inaugural Pet Care Services Business Education Week such a success. Close to 200 of you registered for the free webinars and we could not be more pleased. We are planning on a “second annual” event next year, but aiming for earlier in the year before summer busy season hits. Stay tuned! Heard of “whisker fatigue”? Interesting article in the New York Times last week on this theory behind feline eating issues. From […]
June 2, 2017

Every Day Safety: Heat Stress Protection

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA’s digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read the current issue online here. Oh, the joy of summer! Your clients are planning vacations and your profit margins will be going up. But, oh, the other “joy” of summer. As mild days give way to soaring temperatures and thick, oppressive humidity, the season also calls for extra precautions. Along with this joyous time lurks the danger of having one of […]
May 31, 2017

Developing a Sales Culture In a Non-Sales World

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA’s digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read the current issue online here. by Jan Spence If you ask any pet care services professional why they got into the business of animals, the answer will most certainly highlight their love of animals, their love of medicine, their love of science. Very few, if any, will answer that they pursued a career as a pet boarding facility owner, veterinarian, or […]
May 23, 2017

PPC vs. SEO: Why Your Pet Care Business Needs the Right Balance of Each

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA’s digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read the current issue online here. Why your pet care business needs the right balance of each for a knock-out web marketing strategy by Alain Parcain One of the most common questions my web marketing team and I get while speaking at industry tradeshows or providing educational webinars is, “which strategy is right for me?” Businesses are constantly focused on finding the […]
May 22, 2017

Fast Bites (May 22, 2017)

Wow, hard to believe that the end of May is just ahead. This year feels like it’s flying by! We send you these “fast bites” to help you quickly stay on top of the latest industry news and upcoming events. The latest… Interesting article last week in the New York Times on the epidemic of feline hyperthyroidism and the everyday chemicals that might be to blame. Read the article online here. While financial statements are not the funnest part of […]
May 17, 2017

Flyball!

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA’s digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read the current issue online here. by Steve Corona Flyball…the rock and roll of dog sports! At first glance, Flyball is quite the contrast to the more traditional obedience based events. Loud with barking dogs and their handlers getting them amped up, it’s like attending a rock concert versus a symphony. But don’t let the apparent chaos fool you, these dogs are […]
May 15, 2017

Fast Bites (May 15, 2017)

Happy Monday, IBPSA Members! “Before we launch into quick news and reminders, I have a personal request – will you help us with our Annual Pet Services Survey? As of today, a few dozen of you have contributed – THANK YOU! – but the deadline is looming and we need many more for this survey to be of true value not only for your business but for the industry as a whole. The survey results will reveal key benchmarks and […]
May 9, 2017

What Pet Resorts Need To Know About Reputation Management

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA’s digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read the current issue online here. by Phillip Barnhart In 101 Dalmations, dogs spread news and gossip using the “twilight bark”.  If dogs and cats really could provide reviews today, reputation management would be easy. But with humans involved, you can’t count on Danny the Great Dane at Hampstead to get the word out. The reality is human reviews on review and […]