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Meow!: Get In on The Pet Market

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While kitty litter and dog and cat toys have become oversaturated segments of the pet industry, Andrew Darmohraj, vice president and deputy managing director of the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, says the following areas are growing fast and continue to offer opportunities for entrepreneurs:

Fastest-growing pet service businesses
1. Grooming shops
2. Dog day care
3. Dog hotels and spas
4. Care and maintenance of high-end aquariums
5. In-home and mobile grooming services

Fastest-growing pet product businesses
1. High-end clothing, beds, jewelry and other accessories for pets (largely dogs and cats)
2. High-tech convenience gadgets, such as self-cleaning kitty-litter boxes and automatic water dispensers for dogs
3. Leashes and carryalls (for instance, tote bags to carry dogs in)
4. Natural and organic foods, soaps, shampoos, lotions–all designed to mimic similar human products
5. Nutritional supplements

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