Pet medication market opens up as retailers enter game

When her 12-year-old cat needed an antibiotic a year ago, Karen Sable went, of all places, to a grocery store. The Munhall, Pa., resident picked up Colby’s prescription at a Giant Eagle pharmacy for no charge — it was one of the grocer’s free antibiotics — and the ailing kitty unwittingly joined a marketing revolution.
Pet medications, once the domain of veterinarians, are increasingly available at grocers, chain pharmacies, specialty pet stores and retailers such as Wal-Mart and Target, all of which are finding the $7.6 billion-a-year pet-med market to be the cat’s meow.
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Cat Invasion: Someone Opens Another Cat Café; Why Do People Love Cats?

Cat cafés are making the headlines for 2014. In Spain, London, California, Oakland and even in Los Angeles, cat cafés are becoming a famous enterprise.
The Gatoreca, Spain’s first cat café, celebrated International Cat Day on Feb. 20 calling the festival FESTIMIAU! According to globalpost.com, showing the friendly, loyal and loving side of felines is one of the festival’s goals. Read More