Pet products are a big deal. So much so that a slew of “big box” retail outlets are devoted to the business of pet ownership. But pet dollars can still be captured at natural retail by properly presenting safe, healthful offerings and the right variety of products to suit the needs of the most common pets.

Ah, spring. A time when the sun shines, the flowers grow and the pollen attacks, turning every allergy sufferer into a big, messy sneeze-ball. It’s hard to appreciate the picture perfect picnic weather with itchy, watery eyes and an overwhelming desire to nap the day away. Fortunately, nature also has a plethora of plants and herbs that can help fight the debilitating effects of allergies, including inflammation and a runny nose, without delivering the side effects prescription allergy medications may cause, like drowsiness. Offer your customers these natural supplements and they’ll be skipping off to the park in no time.

Uncle Matt’s Organic, maker of organic orange juices, and whole-food supplement maker MegaFood have teamed up to create a new “grove to tablet” line of whole-food vitamin C products, including Ultra-C 400 and Complex C. The supplements are made with 100% organic and freshly harvested Navel and Hamlin oranges. Products come in 60-count bottles.

New from OneRmax is an all-natural Recovery formula for athletes and active people. The product will help minimize post-workout swelling, lessen minor-injury inflammation and accelerate the body’s natural healing process when something does happen.

Probium Probiotics’ new probiotics line includes Single Blend 6B (L. acidophilus), Dual Blend 6B (L. acidophilus and B. longum), Multi Blend 12B (L. acidophilus, B. lactis, B. bifidum and B. longum), Pro-Cran Blend 6B and Kids Blend 6B Chewable Tablets. The adult formulas have delayed-
release veggie caps and all come in a moisture-absorbing bottle to enhance stability.

Life Extension launched Advanced Natural Appetite Suppress with a European white kidney bean extract that “helps support normal levels of the gut hormones that control appetite and satiety.” The company says it should be taken in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise. SRP: $38.

RightWay Nutrition is debuting a new full line with cutting-edge ingredients and formulas. The all-natural and clean line includes weight management, herbal, sports, specialty (such as heart health, healthy liver and energy support), probiotics and vitamin supplements.

New from Lily of the Desert is Aloe Mix n’ Go, a powdered drink mix. One packet contains four ounces of aloe vera with 200 active nutrients for whole body health. Available flavors are original, lemonade, strawberry-kiwi and pomegranate.

Manufactured by TruBodyWellness, Yacon Syrup is the newest weight-loss supplement on the market. Available in syrup or capsule form, Yacon Syrup, according to TruBodyWellness, may aid in weight-loss, improve digestive health, boost the metabolism and naturally suppress appetite. It has a low glycemic index to support blood sugar levels, and is 100% organic and gluten free.