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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.

Banners Work Wonders for Pet Shops!

Custom vinyl banners are some of the best means of advertising for pet shops. But what you may not realize is that they can actually be used in a plethora of other ways. You see, pet shops need more than your everyday average advertising. They also need informational banners?

You may be wondering why, but the answer is quite simple: it saves lives. Pets, in many respects, are not only some of the safest animals, but they are also some of the one’s placed in the most danger.

Think of it this way: your cat, in the wild, wouldn’t be exposed to cars. Your dog wouldn’t be exposed to chocolate. These are why informational custom vinyl banners can help not only pet shops but also the owners to make a more informed decision as far as taking care of their pets goes.

Ways to use custom vinyl banners (besides advertising)

First of all, you need to actually look at the pets your customers might be interested in. Sure, dogs may be more popular, but almost everyone knows about dogs. You need to not only inform people about how to take care of popular pets, but also how to care for those that aren’t quite as popular.

Then, you may also want to use custom vinyl banners to indicate how much care a particular pet needs. While there are a few pets that don’t need a lot of attention, there are some that need heaps of it or else they get restless and start gnawing and chewing and causing mischief.

You may also want to provide a list of foods that pets cannot eat. For example, dogs and cats cannot eat chocolate, because of one chemical. However, since white chocolate doesn’t have said chemical, they CAN eat that.

Little things like the above are important for your pets’ health. And, as a matter of fact, you could fit all of these facts-per species, onto less than two custom vinyl banners. Pretty cool huh?

You can also choose any font that you like, any pictures, and pretty much anything else that you have in mind. If you are absolutely in love with a certain color, then you can easily have it put on your banner.

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.

New Littlest Pet Shop Costumes

When the word finally came out that there would be Littlest Pet Shop Halloween costumes available for the 2010 trick or treating season we were ecstatic. Finally, little girls all over the globe will be able to sport their very own LPS costumes for this years season. It comes as a surprise to us that it took this long for Hasbro to release what is sure to be a huge hit for LPS lovers worldwide. Many young girls will probably be wearing these long after Halloween has come and gone.

Accolades for their choices of characters, Hasbro has done it again by releasing some of the most beloved characters as cute new costumes. Available to choose are a Cat, 2 Rabbits, Monkey, Frog, Love Bug and a Lady Bug costume. With all these choices there should not be any problem finding something for every fan in your household.

Of all of the seven Littlest Pet Shop costumes that have been made available this year, each one will surely have a special place in your LPS fans heart.

The LPS Halloween costumes that are available arrive with everything you will need to be your favorite pet, except for a pair of shoes. Most any little girl will have a pair of shoes to coordinate with the wonderful colors of these costumes. Each costume comes with a full suit adorned with the characteristic colors of Littlest Pet Shop Pets. While some of the costumes also arrive with glovelettes not all of them include these. They all include a wonderful removable hood sporting the pet’s head including the eyes, ears and mouth/nose area. Simply throw in a pair of matching tights or a fuzzy cute little treat bag for carrying your goodies and you are all set for the 2010 Halloween season.

In addition to the shoes necessary to complete the costume, a pair of coordinating color tights may be just the answer if it will be cold out on the night of Halloween. The tights are available in white, black and pink to blend in with the rest of your littlest pet shop costume. They are a thick, durable and well made product so they may be used at other times during the year as well.

Simply add these tights to your costume and you can be assured of your LPS lovers warmth and coziness this all Hallow’s eve especially in the colder climates.

When deciding which Littlest Pet Shop costume is right for your child, pay close attention to your child’s favorite and be sure to check which sizes are available in each. All of the costumes are adorable and will fair well even if you should choose to surprise her with it. Just remember there will be 6 remaining costumes to choose from the next Halloween season so be prepared to grab another one in about 11 months.

Air Purifiers for Pet Shops, Kennels, Veterinary Facilities

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.

Hi, I’m Rex Murphy, owner of Air Purifiers and Cleaners.com. I wrote this article to help pet shop, kennel, and boarding facility owners (and veterinarians) choose air filtration systems that will effectively remove high levels of dander, hair, & odors, and not waste valuable time and money on units that don’t work well.

At our online store, we offer great deals on top-quality, affordable air purifiers with true, certified HEPA filters and carbon filters with the highest grade of activated charcoal available.