Pet Supplies

Owning A House Cat

Posted on November 16, 2020 at 7:31 pm

What is a house cat?
In basic terms, a house cat is an ordinary cat which is kept in your house. They will become litter box trained and will be let out into your gardens for exercise.

Benefits of owning a house cat
One of the main benefits of owning a house cat is you do not have the worry of losing them. Due to them staying indoors, you do not have the fear of them near busy roads or getting lost. They will also not bring you any unwanted surprises such as dead animals!

Keeping House Cats Happy
It is important that you do all of these things to ensure that your house cat is kept happy. You will need to ensure that they have plenty of room to roam, this means multiple rooms in your home. They should have a dedicated litter box for them to go toilet. Finally, you should take them outside at least once a day for daily exercise.

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Treats For Fish

Posted on October 16, 2020 at 6:57 pm

Yes, you heard me right… you can buy treats for your fish. You should buy treats for your fish. They like to be treated just like our other pets. But this is not well known. So what treats can we buy for our fish?

One of the cheapest options is cucumber or courgette. These are a firm favourite in most fish tanks. Giving them a healthy treat does no harm. You should however invest in a screw-cumber as this allows the cucumber or courgette to sink to the bottom of your tank. When preparing these treats ensure you peel the skin off and this can be tough for them to get through.

Another option is purchasing algae wafers. These are perfect for any bottom feeder fish. They love eating algae, and these little wafers will offer them some extra as a treat.

Just remember, any food or treat given should be removed after 1 hour if uneaten.

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Small Pets For Children

Posted on September 18, 2020 at 7:48 pm

There are so many pets out there which are perfect for children, we are going to look at some of these today.

Guinea Pigs
The first and most appropriate pet for children is guinea pigs. These are small, fluffy animals which are the perfect cuddle pet. They are very timid and calm. They are also very easy to care for which is excellent for encouraging children to help.

These are even smaller than guinea pigs, but still a good pet for children. If they are looked after well and handled they can be loving pets. It is a good starter pet for children as they do not have a long life span. But it does allow your child to have some responsibility.

The final option we are going to look into is fish. These are not the small, fluffy pet children may like. However, fish are amazing creatures. They do not take too much care, which is perfect to allow the children to be responsible for feeding them.

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Why Is Agility Good For Dogs?

Posted on August 30, 2020 at 10:18 am

Whether you want to go to a class or set up your own course in your garden. It is an excellent thing to do and I am here to tell you why.

Agility is excellent physical and mental exercise for your dog. It helps them to burn off lots of energy, making them much calmer when they are at home. It will help their mind to be constantly working to learn new skills.

Bond Strengthening
If you fear you have a weak bond with your dog, going to agility will help to strengthen this. This is because courses are set up for the dog to not be able to complete them without their handlers help.

Mood Boost
Agility is also known to boost the mood of your dog. It will help them to feel happier and calmer. They will love running round the course. It is like an extra special treat for them.

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Choosing Your First Pet

Posted on July 16, 2020 at 2:24 pm

Getting your first pet is a big deal for anyone, no matter how old you are. But what pets are the best first pets?

Fish are an excellent starting pet. They are extremely easy to care for and do not cost an extreme amount of money. You can choose a tank and fish to fit your budget. Then all you need to do is feed them and top up their water. Did I mention they’re extremely relaxing too!

Dogs are another good choice for a first pet. They do cost slightly more and take more care, but they are an excellent pet. Dogs help you to get out of the house with their daily walks!

Guinea Pigs are another excellent choice for a first pet. They are very social yet timid animals so will love all of the cuddles but will not need all of your attention. They very rarely bite so are excellent for around children.

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Using a Directory to Source Wholesale Pet Supplies

Posted on May 6, 2020 at 1:56 pm

The pet industry is booming and new businesses are setting up in this sector all the time. More businesses means more suppliers needed – businesses such as retailers all need to be able to put products on their shelves, have enough variety for their customers and keep costs reasonable. Where possible, pet business owners tend to buy in wholesale pet supplies to keep their shelves stocked and make sure they can offer quality products, in high enough quantities, and at prices that they can afford.  

The main challenge that businesses face is finding reliable suppliers who can offer an ongoing supply service. Wholesalers can be a good answer to this problem, as they offer pet products in bulk so that retailers can buy them at discounted rates, in larger quantities. Often, there will be discounts for larger numbers bought, so if you need the volume and you need to ensure cost savings, buying wholesale can be an excellent solution. But where do you find these wholesalers, and how do you know they’ll be right for you as a specialist retailer? Using a pet business directory is a great step to take, where wholesalers will be listed out along with the types of products they supply and additional details such as where they’re based.

Wholesale pet supplies: finding the right wholesaler

When you find the right wholesaler, your life as a pet business owner becomes increasingly more simple. You will be able to establish a more reliable supply chain, and know that you’ll be able to get the pet products that you need, when you need them. Using a directory will be one of the best options for this, so you can see the different wholesalers listed out and select the ones that might be right for you. Once you’ve located the wholesaler in the directory, it’s time to make contact and have a chat to see if you might be able to work together. People in the pet industry who have similar interests and know the industry inside out will often be able to have very productive first conversations, and you’ll definitely get a feel for whether they might be the right supplier for you.

The advantages of using a specialist pet trade directory to find your next wholesale

These are some of the key reasons why you should consider using a pet trade directory to find pet supplies:

  • They care about their reputation. Wholesalers will have to have been checked before being entered into the directory and may even have paid for the listing, showing they care about their business.
  • A wide choice of suppliers. A directory will give you access to lots of contacts in the pet industry, all in one single place. It’s a very useful resource.
  • Better value for money. You’ll know that you’re making contact with people who understand your needs and will supply quality products. By buying in bulk from a pet trade wholesaler, you can also save a great deal of money in the long run.

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How to introduce your dog to your baby

Posted on April 6, 2020 at 9:25 pm

Ideally, your dog will already be relaxed and happy about being stroked everywhere on their body. However, if your dog gets overly excited when stroked, then you’ll get to slowly work on this with some gentle handling exercises once they are calm and quiet. You may want to keep your dog away for the first week or so, especially if they seem too excited and you have to think about the safety of your newborn. That said, if your

If your dog is sensitive about certain areas being stroked, then you’ll need to be mindful of this when your baby becomes more mobile, as a baby’s enthusiasm for stroking can easily overwhelm a shy dog. Just take your time and always be cautious. You may also want to get the dog used to the sounds of the bay’s toys and allow him or her to smell the blanket the baby is wrapped in, as this will help him or her become more familiar with your son or daughter.

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Why Pet Meetups Can Be Great Networking Opportunities

Posted on January 22, 2020 at 4:04 pm

Pets can be a wonderful source of companionship. With that said, there are additional advantages to being a pet owner that you may want to consider. For example, pet meetups can be prime opportunities for networking.

It Allows You To Meet People In A Relaxed Environment

A lot of networking events tend to be formal in nature, which can make it more difficult for you to approach people. In contrast, these kinds of events are very casual. You won’t have to spend a lot of time worrying about how you’re going to break the ice. Instead, you can simply approach the people that you want to talk to.

It’s easier to introduce yourself to new people in a relaxed atmosphere like this. An event like this will allow you to meet lots of people and interact with them in meaningful ways.

Pet Meetups Help To Establish Common Interests

When you attend a pet meetup or a pet trade show, you’ll immediately have common ground with everyone else at the event. After all, you’ll know that everyone else in attendance is an animal lover. This will give you an easy opening to strike up a conversation with someone.

People may also be more willing to help you when they can see that you share interests with them. If a potential employer sees that you are dedicated to taking care of your dog, they’ll be more interested in having you come to work in their office. Establishing common interests can provide you with exciting opportunities.

These Events Are Often Free

A lot of corporate networking events come with a high price tag. If you’d like to meet people in your industry, but you can’t afford to attend these kinds of events, you may find that casual meetups like this provide a lot of excellent opportunities.

The majority of pet meetups you’ll find have no cost to attend, which means there’s no harm in setting aside the time for an event like this. If you make a few connections, the event will have been more than worthwhile. Even if you don’t forge any connections, you won’t have spent any of your hard-earned money.

Don’t be afraid to use pet meetups to connect with people and find networking opportunities. If you want to get ahead in your career, you’re going to want to make sure you know the right people. You may find that these meetups will help you to form valuable connections.

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Facts About The Pet Trade You Probably Don’t Know

Posted on October 23, 2019 at 12:25 pm

If you’re not familiar with the pet trade, then you’re reading the right article. We will be covering a couple of little known facts that will certainly surprise you.

  1. The Pangolin is the most illegally traded animal in the world. The Pangolin is basically a scaly ant eater and it is traded for its unique scales, meat and various other body parts. This particular animal is more at risk than rhinos and tigers. Over 100,000 Pangolins are poached every year.
  2. The illegal pet trade is extremely lucrative and the only other trade that is more lucrative than it is the drug trade. This particular trade is the most popular in China but the United States is a close second. In the U.S, San Francisco is where the majority of illegal animals enter the country.
  3. Currently, there are more tigers on private property in the US than there are in the wild. According to estimations, there are only 3,000 tigers in the wild whereas there are about 5,000 pet tigers in the United States. Sadly, you can illegally purchase a tiger for as little as $300 which is much cheaper than many dogs and other domestic pets.
  4. Some of the most popular animals that are poached and traded every day include fresh water turtles, African elephants, rhinos, tigers, bears, leopards, parrots etc.
  5. The biggest reason for the extinction of many animals is the illegal wildlife trade. If this trade is not stopped, animals such as rhinos and elephants will become extinct within the next few years.

Sadly, there is a huge demand for exotic pets and this demand is what fuels the pet trade. The demand and availability of these animals has increased due to social media and the internet. Due to these technologies, people can easily advertise illegal animals for sale. Also, there are many viral YouTube videos showing exotic animals such as slow lorises consuming rice balls in a person’s home. As a result of this viral video, this animal became highly sought after and traded illegally.

The effects of illegal pet trading not only includes the eventual extinction of exotic animals but also causes great suffering for these animals. Many of them become badly injured while being caught and have to undergo horrendous conditions while being transported. In the end, when they are delivered to the buyer, they are often deeply traumatised, injured and extremely distressed.

There are, however, some good points and we know just how important it is to highlight positive news in this sector. for example, there is a lot more in terms of an overall pet trade show. Wherever you’re based in the world, there will be plenty of pet trade shows highlighting top products in the industry and the improvement being made in terms of manufacturing techniques.

To wrap things up, these are just few facts about the pet trade that you should know. So, before you try to purchase an exotic animal, take the time to become more informed about this trade and reconsider your actions.

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The problem with puppy lovers in the UK

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 8:34 am

There is a problem with ‘puppy lovers’ in the UK and you only need to visit your local dog kennel or RSPCA dog home to see that too many people are illegally breeding dogs and having puppies purely to make money. These newborn pups are often only ‘loved’ for the first few days of their lives but the new owners, who have not been vetted, soon decide to throw them out and leave them for dead. That’s the reality of the situation all to often, and we need to find ways to start loving all dogs, of all ages. There has certainly been a crackdown on illegal dog breeding but more can be done, and as a society we need to be more vocal and report issues as soon as we sense something may be wrong. If you eve witness someone treated a dog poorly or just get the gut feeling that something is not quite right, do not hesitate to call the RCSPA who are always on hand waiting or your call.

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