Pet Products and Pet Shops

Animal lovers and pet owners would want the best for their pets. This is why more and more pet products are sold in pet shops all over the world. Most people have dogs, cats, fish and birds as their pet. However, giving them the proper care is necessary. It is not enough that you feed them with the right food.

Pets such as dogs may exhibit dissimilar attitudes and exhibit mood swings sometimes. In addition, it is true that a dog could be messy at times. Nevertheless, they could be the sweetest and most lovable creatures on earth when on good temper. A pet’s behavior, according to pet experts’ findings, may account to the dog’s breed. A dog that has experienced love and devotion is more likely to be closely controlled and cheerful. Otherwise, a pet may show some unlikely discomfited behavior. In addition, it takes time for a pet, just like humans, to overcome trauma, anxiety or stress. But nowadays, many dog controlling products for all your dog care needs are readily accessible in pet shops.

How do you show love for your pets? It does not simply pertain to feeding and grooming. Good food and nice accessories are not enough. So let them stay fit and available for cuddling anytime by keeping them rid of pet bugs, and make them less prone to diseases by bringing them to the vet. The expert surely knows how to ensure your beloved’s wellbeing. Aside from that, give your pet a nice walk at the sidewalk or play outdoor games with your doggie for a worthwhile time of exercise. Free your dog from the cage and let it run through the grounds while exposed to fresh air and sunlight.

Sufficient exercise keeps your pet active and alert. For sure, it is an enjoyable quality time for both of you. Moreover, it is a good idea to secure your dog with a license and identification. Lastly, let your pet feel more dog care by providing a pleasant dog bed. These are just some of the pet products that you can purchase for your pets. They will surely love it and you might get the full loyalty of your pet in return.

Air Purifiers for Pet Shops, Kennels, Veterinary Facilities: Choose Carefully

Most often, when a veterinarian, kennel or pet shop owner begins looking for an air cleaner, it’s because of odor, allergies from the dander, or just a desire to make sure the air remains clean for customers and employees. Unfortunately, most people go looking for an air purifier that says ‘pet air cleaner’ or ‘for pets’. And while there are a couple of units that do a decent job of removing dander, hair, and odors, they’re usually inadequate for handling the amount of dander and odors produced by multiple pets in one indoor area–or it would take an army of these air cleaners, which can get expensive and take up too much floor space.

For pet shops, indoor kennels and veterinary offices, your best bet is to take a close look at the carbon filter in the air purifier. You will need the best, strongest activated carbon you can get (industrial strength is best) and lots of it-a minimum of 15-20 pounds and more if possible, to adequately remove the odors created by multiple cats, dogs and other animals. The reason for this is simple: most of the odors you’re experiencing are of an organic nature or VOC (volatile organic chemical) and strongly activated carbon is good for removing these compounds. You need a large amount of carbon because the charcoal does become saturated, and more carbon means the filter remove and control those pet odors longer, with fewer filter changes, etc.

Next, make sure the air purifier has a true HEPA filter that removes 99% plus of all dander, dust & hair down to 0.3 microns, or 0.1 microns if possible. Some air cleaner manufacturers try to get away with ‘HEPA-style’ filters, which aren’t as efficient. And don’t buy an electronic air cleaner with electrostatic plates (no HEPA)-most of these require constant cleaning to keep them removing even 80% of particles, and that’s not very efficient. The output of the unit and square footage coverage is also important-buying an air purifier with too low of an output isn’t going to be able to remove the dust, dander & odors before it reaches your nose, which make it kind of a waste of time. You need a unit with at least a 400 CFM output or higher for an average 10 x 10 room or up to 10 x 20.

So far, we’ve been speaking mainly of portable air purifiers, and in many pet shop & kennel situations, a combination of several portable or floor air purifier and a unit attached to the HVAC system is needed-all with lots of high quality carbon and true HEPA filters. All those heavy duty urine and other odors are loaded with VOC’s and really need the HVAC based air cleaner for overall removal and the portable units to remove them where customers and employees are standing, for the best, noticeably clean air. The portable units remove a good portion of the dust, dander, & odors quickly without having to wait for the A/C system to cycle it through its air filtration system.

Our best recommendations for very clean air in any pet shop, kennel or veterinary facility is an HVAC based industrial air cleaner from Electrocorp (such as the I-6500 AH 120) and one or more of either Electrocorp RSU floor units, Aller Air 5000 or 6000 Vocarb series, or Austin Healthmate Plus. We’ve had great success with this combination and by using both, you have the best HEPA filters, industrial strength carbon, and high output, not to mention 5-10 year warranties.

So if you’re really looking to properly solve a pet odor & dander problem in a kennel, pet store, or veterinary office, stick with air purifiers that have large amounts of high quality carbon, true HEPA filters, and think industrial strength-in many cases, that’s what’s needed to handle large amounts of pet dander and odor.

Pet Shop Biz Network Marketing Company Review

The Pet Shop Biz Domain was registered in January of 2008. This business is owned by Paula Ross who is the President and Founder and William Ross who is the Executive Vice President. They currently have over 1000 products they sell on their website and make available for MLM Reps to sell. They donate 10% of all proceeds to the ASPCA which stands for The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. I wasn’t aware of this but the Pet Industry is a 40 Billion Dollar per year industry. The owners are aware of special relationships people have with pets is what drove them to start this company in the first place.

One of the main products I see them pushing on the Pet Shop Biz website is called PeakPro Formula. It is a chewable Vitamin Supplement designed for dogs of all ages, all sizes and regardless of breed. If you add this supplement to a dogs food it is supposed to dramatically increase the nutritional value. Just like Vitamins help humans tackle daily life, they definitely help dogs live a more abundant life as well. This product passes all the NASC or National Animal Supplement Council guidelines and all products are created in their NASC Compliant factory. This product will also enhance your Pets immune system and give them more bone strength and will replace what most manufacturers remove from its food.

The Pet Shop Biz also runs an MLM Opportunity. They claim their products are competitively priced, allowing you to make easy sales, assuming you can generate the targeted traffic, so you’ll have a steady stream of repeat visitors. Since 39% of all households in the US own a dog and 34% own a cat, the market is definitely there. With this system, you have a chance to capture a portion of this huge market without the hassle of setting your own store up.

Once you become a member of Pet Shop Biz, you’ll receive your very own website. Any sale you make is automatically tagged to you. It is true that by joining this MLM Program you avoid the potential cost of thousands of dollars to setup your own retail store. We know this because we also build retail stores on the side. This MLM Company also handles all of the customer service, so you don’t have to spend time convincing a customer to buy. You just send them to the website, and if they order you get paid. They also offer Banners, a Support Forum and no annual membership fees which also helps.

Pet Shop Biz has two signup options. They offer a free signup option and a Silver Option which is $29.95 per month plus a one time $25.00 setup fee. We also searched for any scam or complaint flags and we didn’t see any. However we weren’t able to find any details on the difference between a Silver and free membership either, but you’ll find that at the corporate website. They pay out via Paypal or Personal Check. They even mention in their FAQ’s that they have a system in place to help you build this MLM Business if you wanted to take advantage of this.

Say No to Animals in Pet Shops

I am sitting here writing my third attempt at this as I have been told my first two versions needed toning down. The problem with this is that to ‘tone it down’ is equal to smoothing it over, covering it up, not causing offence. I can’t do this, I’m afraid, as there is nothing warm and fuzzy about the subject matter. There is no way of putting a ‘smiley face’ on the subject of animals in pet shops. It’s black and white, you’re either for it or against it and I am most definitely against it.

This is not a new topic for me as I have voiced my opinion about this before, but having visited some pet shops recently and seeing fish and birds dead or dying and living in distressed conditions, and most recently having seen dogs and cats left in their display window boxes in shops shut for extended public holiday breaks, I feel the need to bring the subject up again.

I am not lambasting any one particular store, all stores that trade in livestock, be it dog, cat, fish or bird appall me. Those of you who support these stores must ask yourselves from where these animals come, are they kept in a manner that enables their physiological and psychological growth while in the store, and what happens to those animals who do not find a home. Unfortunately where money is concerned, profit comes first, and when this involves the livelihood of defenceless creatures we must be outspoken in their defence. The RSPCA is only able to intervene with pet shop practises if it is shown that the animals are being ill-treated. If isolation and containment for long periods of time in unattended stores is not ill treatment then I don’t know what is.

Puppy mills and backyard breeders are just one unfortunate example of an off-shoot industry caused by the upsurge of ‘designer dogs’ sold through pet stores, with the breeding dogs often being housed in unsatisfactory conditions resulting in poor health for both the adult dogs and the puppies.

Many people tell me that they also dislike seeing puppies in stores but that they bought one out of pity as the salesperson had told them that a puppy couldn’t find a home. Please don’t kid yourself that this is not one of their most successful sales pitches. I am not suggesting for a moment that all shops that sell livestock are irresponsible or put profit before animal welfare, but unfortunately for every good shop you will find many that are not and because of this the only way to eradicate the problem is to stop the trade all together.

Adopting a pet into your family should not result from a spur of the moment decision made whilst looking through a pet store window; it should result from carefully considering whether your lifestyle and household can provide an animal with the security and attention that it deserves. You should also learn about breed specific differences in behaviour, temperament, energy levels and grooming requirements. There are many animal sites on the web that offer information on pets, their needs and all the ins and outs you need to know about owning one. And finding a pet most definitely does not require a shop, registered dog breeders are easily found through your national or state Kennel Associations or through web searches, and there are, unfortunately, many animal welfare shelters begging you to adopt from the endless number of homeless animals that they care for.

I belong to an industry that has a cruel and unethical side and as such I have a responsibility to be vocal and try to affect change. The argument for not knowing what goes on behind the scenes does not hold, as common sense should surely make us question the morality involved in keeping animals in confined conditions for any length of time, displayed in boxes like so much fresh produce.

Ignorance, I’m afraid, is not bliss it is just plain out and out ignorance.