• Fox Business reports that Walmart has opened its first-ever pert services center in Dallas, Georgia, inside an existing Walmart store.
According to the story, "It functions as a storefront for customers to bring in their animals for veterinary care and grooming services at a low price, according to the company.
"Dog and cat owners can access routine vet care for their beloved animals — including vaccines, wellness exams and minor medical services.
"Dog grooming is also offered at the center — including baths, nail trims and teeth cleaning.
Fox Business notes that "The push for more affordable pet health care comes as prices continue to rise in the pet category higher than the national inflation rate, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
"More than 66% of U.S. households own a pet — so millions are feeling the expense of taking care of their animals, according to the American Pet Products Association."