Mainstream Pet Owners See Allure of Natural Pet Care
BOULDER,CO JULY 2007 – Only Natural Pet Store, the largest online retailer of natural pet products, celebrated three years of success in June, reporting triple-digit growth each year. The numbers recognize expansion consistent with the leaders in the natural products industry as green products and businesses become more mainstream.
Melissa Grosjean, vice president of Only Natural Pet Store, reports “As a result of all the attention given to the pet food recall this spring, many people are seeking an alternative to the mass market foods they have been buying. Much of our recent growth came from new customers who have stayed with us because they saw the value in natural pet care.” Only Natural Pet Store noted that the pet food recall experienced by millions earlier this year was a wake-up call to many pet owners. The recall exposed the poor quality of ingredients in many pet foods that were generally considered premium.
Only Natural Pet Store is powered by 100% wind energy. Their packaging also aims to reduce waste and conserve valuable resources by reusing boxes and packing materials, and purchasing only fully biodegradable, non-toxic packing peanuts made from cornstarch. The company recently initiated a Zero Waste program, joining a movement that aims to recycle, reuse and compost with the ultimate goal of eliminating waste and promoting sustainability.
Only Natural Pet Store aims to be a source of advocacy and education for pet owners seeking information on natural pet care. The company provides extensive educational resources on onlynaturalpet.com including a healthcare library, “Ask a Holistic Veterinarian” and numerous articles on pet food, natural flea care, allergies, anxiety and other health conditions.