Pet Supplies

Novelty gifts for pet lovers

Posted on December 15, 2016 at 8:46 am

Christmas is coming and gifts ideas are becoming a lot harder to think of than ever. Well if you happen to have a pet lover in the family, maybe they are inseparable to their pooch or have a couple of cats they couldn’t live without, whichever pet they own and love. A great idea is to bring that pet into the gift too.

With novelty gifts taking storm over the festive season, ideas to bring entertainment to the table and provide unusual activities to do or games to play with friends and family. Choosing a novelty present for a pet lover has never been easier.Black and Brown Short Haired Puppy in Cup

Personalised gifts are great as they are specific to the individual and provide humour to the present. Adding a personalised mug with the pooch or cat on is a gift winner for pet lovers alike. Even a novelty t-shirt goes down a treat. If you want to try something different as personalised mugs are very popular these days, try a personalised plate or cushion, you just need to get a snap pf the owner and their beloved dog or cat, and upload to one of the many novelty personalised gift sites, and that’s it, it gets sent to your door, and all that is left is for you to wrap the item.

So if you have that difficult person to buy for this Christmas, and they own a pet, make it easy for yourself and get designing and ordering now. Do it in plenty of time, as you do not want to miss the last date to post before Christmas.

Just make sure you have your camera ready for the snap to be uploaded, and then you are sorted. So at least that’s a couple of gifts you can start ordering now.

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A healthy dog’s diet

Posted on September 12, 2016 at 11:58 am

We’re often asked whether certain foods are good or bad for dogs and we thought it was about time we put a blog post together outlining exactly what a dog needs to live a healthy and active lifestyle. Firstly protein is really important, and thankfully most manufacturers use proteins in their dog food but you’ll want to find a food that contains mostly animal protein rather than vegetable because they find it harder to digest. Healthy fats will also do them good, it can keep your dog’s coat healthy and provide energy. That said, we would not recommend that you ever buy fat-free dog foods, even if you need to slim your dog down. Why? Because adult dogs need a minimum of 5% fat in their diet. Last but not least, water is extremely important. Dry food and exercise will make your dog thirsty so be sure to keep your dog’s water bowl topped up at all times.

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Don’t risk it, microchip it

Posted on August 25, 2016 at 8:53 pm

If you have a dog or a cat, there will always come a time when he or she decides to go for a walk about without you. They love to explore, it’s in their blood, and if you don’t have your eyes on them all the time they can go wondering. This is why it’s important to make sure your dog or cat has a microchip fitted. These are unique identifiers that give authorities clear information on who the owners of the pet are and where they can find them. Contrary to what some people believe, they are not used for tracking cats or dogs, but they certainly will help find them. Microchips are extremely small as the name suggests they’re actually quite cheap to add and also quite easy to add too thanks to a small injection. The microchip will not harm the animal but it will serve a purpose throughout their life and as the famous saying goes “it’s better to be safe than sorry”.

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Doggy sitting for a friend

Posted on May 13, 2016 at 9:40 pm

I recently had to look after my friend’s dog and though I was a little frustrated that I’d have to get to know this animal all weekend rather than doing the things I love, it turned out to be three days of fun. Usually doggy sitting can be a bit of a pain, depending on the dog you’re looking after, but the little Jack Russell was better behaved than I expected. When I walked through the woods not far from my house she never barked at another dog, she never walked to far in front and she barely stopped to sniff. Even in the house she settled in well and only barked a little. Usually I think dog sitting is a bit of a chore but this was so easy, and it really has to be the easiest money I’ve made. Perhaps I’ll become a dog walker now.

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Column Aquariums

Posted on March 29, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Aquariums can improve the decor of a home. Although there are many different shapes and sizes of aquariums in the market, like ovals, column aquariums can be a great solution, especially for small rooms. They can be used as an exceptional corner unit solution and can change the whole atmosphere of a home or an office. Maintaining a healthy aquarium is much easier nowadays and this is mostly because of the improvements in lighting, filtration, as well as of the increased knowledge of fish species. Column aquariums can be a great decorative solutions, that allow 360-degree view.

 

Maintaining the quality of the water

Freshwater column tanks can be maintained more easily, especially by novice aquarists. Although saltwater fish can be extremely exotic, they cost a lot more than freshwater fish. For example, saltwater fish come with some special challenges; they often refuse to eat when they first enter the aquarium. So, the owners need to make weekly water changes, which is one of the most important parts of maintaining the good quality of the water. For instance, weekly water changes of around 15-20% of the total water volume can fix a lot of problems of the quality of the water. In addition, the water changes can bring fresh mineral water into the tank, which is essential. The fishes, plants and bacteria use up the trace minerals in the water and by adding new water once in a week, can actually replace these minerals. By removing water, the amount of nitrate and ammonia that is being build up in the water can be removed and the tank can be cleaned.

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Tips on How to Find Pet Wholesalers: What you Need to Know

Posted on January 21, 2016 at 2:06 pm

Once we start leaving with pets, they usually turn out to be very important creatures in our lives due to the very many good things they normally do to us. Basically, these animals become part of our family members due to the support they normally provide us with. In order to provide your pet with ultimate affection as well as care it requires, you might require a lot of things (such as medicines, accessories, flood, clothing, drugs, etc.) However, there are some pet accessories that might be difficult to find and this may in the long run make you experience difficulties when taking care of your pet(s). This write up will provide you with effective tips that can assist you find pet wholesalers dealing with all pet accessories that you may be requiring to take good care of your pet.

Tips on to Find Pet Wholesalers

Tip#1: Reference from Friends and Colleagues:-

First and foremost, friends, relatives or even colleagues who’ve purchased pet products recently can really boost your effort of finding a reliable wholesaler dealing with all the pet products you may be lacking. Ask these people how they were treated by the wholesaler they bought the pet products from, how efficient and effective he/she was, and the total cost that they spent buying the pet products.  (more…)

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Microchips – an Essential for Pet Owners

Posted on September 11, 2015 at 12:48 pm

If you’ve got a pet dog or a cat, both of which have a tendency towards getting lost, one of the best things that you can do is buy a microchip. These are unique identifiers which provide authorities clear information on who the owners of the pet are and where they can find them.

Although there are alternatives to a microchip, such as a collar with identification, microchips remain the superior choice. The downside is that they do need to be injected, which means that you will likely need to visit your veterinarian to get it installed.

Microchips are micro-sized (obviously), and are installed quite easily through a small injection; from their, these chips sit underneath the skin and remain their for the rest of the dog or cat’s life. If you lose your dog at the park or if your cat gets injured while it is travelling about, this will help you find them.

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How to Choose Pet Shop Supplies

Posted on August 13, 2015 at 11:22 am

When you get your pet home for the first time, you will definitely want to give it the best care and treat it like your own family. Considering the delicate and varied preferences of animals, it can be quite a daunting task to decide on what your pet really needs, so the first few trips to the pet store that you make will be entirely spent on choosing between diverse products for your pet. Making your fuzzy little pet happy may be extremely rewarding, but it is also important to stay within a fixed budget, otherwise your pet shop supplies will amount to a whopping number that surpasses your own expenses also!

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Keeping exotic pets – what are the challenges?

Posted on February 13, 2015 at 9:04 pm

Exotic pets include snakes, terrapins, scorpions, lizards and frogs. Although these pets are popular, it is important that potential owners find out as much as they can about looking after these animals when bringing them home. These are pets which have a variety of challenging needs.

Some things to consider are:

· Life span of the animal, and how much it is likely to grow

· The food it needs to eat (how much and how frequently)

· Does it need a carefully controlled environment – reptiles particularly may become very ill or even die without the right environment

· Size of the enclosure – allowing for growth!

· Does the animal need to be alone or with others?

· Is the animal likely to be active in the day time or night time?

· Do you have a vet nearby who can treat your exotic pet if it becomes ill?

· Do you need a license or any special papers to keep this pet?

It is worth researching thoroughly prior to bringing your exotic pet home!

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The Basics of Shopping for Your Pet

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 10:28 am

Having a pet is a very fun way of spending your time and taking care of another living thing. Although it really is rewarding and amusing, having a pet means having huge responsibilities as well. As a pet owner, you need to know how to find the best pet shop supplies to ensure that your beloved companion is taken care of.

Tips for Shopping for Your Pet

Most people will say that having a pet is like having a baby. They need constant attention and care, and you need to provide everything that they need. Here are some tips to help you find the best supplies for your pet:1. Find the best pet shop stores.

Shopping is made challenging due to the number of choices that we all have. The same principle applies to shopping for your pet. The first step of finding the best pet shop supplies is to browse the Internet. If you are in a busy city like London, it is a bit easier to find one which will cater to your pet’s needs. A search through the Internet is not the end of it; make sure to drop by each pet shop supply store to see if it is clean, well-maintained, and has a friendly attendant to help you. (more…)

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