Monthly Archives: September 2017

Pet Shop Owners Concerned About Animal

Pet shop owners are forever on the lookout for more novel ways with which to make money. Because, in the end, they are only running a business and thus are not too concerned about imparting education to their buyers they just want more money, nine times out of ten. This is an unfortunate fact of life and so when you next go to a pet store for purchasing a pet, you should keep in mind that more often than not the pet shop owners will be interested only in getting your money. This will not be as concerned about teaching you about the best way to care for the pets that you are buying.

Thus, you should be aware that almost any other source for purchasing or obtaining a pet than a pet store would be a better choice. This is because though the pet shop owners will have done their best to decorate their stores windows with the most attractive looking items, more often than not the pets they are selling will have been sourced from puppy mills and thus will not be very well bred or reared.

The sad truth is that it is normal for them to not pay enough attention with regard to the welfare of the pets in their care, and so, these pets can easily become sick and also have welfare problems that will then be passed on to unsuspecting customers. In fact, this is evident when one considers that there are numerous instances of sick as well as neglected animals and even those in psychological distress being sold across the nation in many pet stores that in any case do not always have the best facilities to care for and house their wards.

What is more, because of the retail nature of these stores, the pets being sold are treated more as commodities than loving animals and to realize profits from their sales, pet shop owners are hardly likely to consider the finer points of caring for these animals, and may not even be willing to spend money on providing things such as veterinary care for their animals. As a matter of fact, in reality pet shop retailers are always being torn between conflicting responsibilities that include choosing between making profits and taking proper care of their animals.

Thus, when the pet shop owners have to choose between lower revenue and taking proper care of the animals in their care, it is very likely that the financial concerns will prove to be the overriding concern, and the only winner in such instances will be the bottom lines.

It is up to people that buy pets to ensure that they are satisfied that the pet store owners from whom they are considering obtaining their pets are sure that the pets are not treated just as merchandise to be sold for a profit, and in fact have been properly taken care of otherwise it is much better to avoid these stores and look for a decent breeder from whom to obtain your pet.

Littlest Pet Shop Birthday Party

One of the most popular brands of toys, and children’s television show, is the Littlest Pet Shop. This show, which features a wide variety of pets in a pet shop, is a huge hit with children as it teaches them about the world around them through some fun-loving animals in the pet store.

As a result of its popularity, you can expect your children to ask you for a Littlest Pet Shop themed birthday party. Don’t worry, with these party ideas you can provide it to them using your creative side and some Littlest Pet Shop Party Supplies.

Stuffed Animals Galore

When you invite the children over for the birthday party, why not have them bring their own stuffed pet animals to the birthday party? Whether it is a stuffed bear or a stuffed rabbit, it can come to the party and be a main attraction for everyone there. No matter how big or how small, this is a great way to make the home more ‘pet-friendly’ without having to bring everyone’s dog and cat into the house.

Balloon Animals

Everyone loves animals, and everyone loves balloons, so why not combine the two? Instead of you making the balloon animals, or even hiring a clown to, why not let the children do it? They will be able to put the balloon animals together themselves, and even though they may pop, there are plenty of balloons for everyone and you never know what they might create. Afterwards, they can even paint their own designs on the balloons, which can be a lot of fun for everyone, plus it allows them to flex their creative muscle.

Play Pet Store

With all the stuffed animals, why not set up a pet store and have the kids play pet store? You can be the shopkeeper, and the kids can come in and buy ‘pets’ to play with. It is a great way to get the stuffed animals around to different kids, it teaches the kids about commerce and it gets you involved in the whole activity. Plus, the kids will find it to be a lot of fun, especially when they get to play the shop keep. Let it rotate so everyone has a chance.

Do Pet Shops Tell You Everything

People spend a lot of time researching their car purchase or their flat screen purchase. When what they want is a pet though, they look up the name of a breed they find attractive and go pick one up at the pet shops. That’s not really fair. People who get into buying a pet without putting in a great deal for research into what they are doing can often let themselves in for a great deal of emotional pain and untold expenses. How, you ask? Pet shops are often known to breed their stocks very carelessly. Carelessly-bred pets commonly end up with cardiac problems, hip dysplasia, cancer – serious diseases. There are no a regulators who actually look closely at the kinds of breeding stock pet breeders use. They will frequently go and use animals to breed from that already have all the serious conditions. So what are you supposed to do?

You should probably head over to the Canine Health Information Center’s website. They list the kinds of disorders each breed of pet is known to fall victim to. All pet shops need to provide you with testing certificates that prove that the pets they are selling you do not have to the diseases those breeds are known to have. Better still, make sure that you go only to pet shops that exclusively work with the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals – a nonprofit that shows breeders how to lower the occurrence of genetic diseases in the pets they sell.

In buying a pet, you never realize how much one can end up costing you in ownership costs. Certainly, you can read up on what it can cost you over the first year. Generally, it costs about $2000 a year for a large dog and about half that for a cat. That’s what the ASPCA says. In a time when people are surviving on inadequate healthcare for their families, is it really justifiable spending the thousands of dollars every year it can take to keep pets healthy after the first year? All it takes is a surprise illness, and you can consider yourself in deep, deep financial trouble. They don’t really tell you this, at the pet shops, when you go in to buy a pet. Veterinary hospitals and clinics have added all kinds of terribly expensive procedures to offer your pets. What about pet insurance, you ask?

There are about 1 million households in the US that have their pets’ health needs insured for. That is no real cause for any peace of mind though – any more than just buying any kind of health insurance would reassure you that your family was completely covered. Take your pet in to an animal care center, and you’re likely to give your pet a disease of some kind before his stay is through. Shelling out hundreds of dollars for obedience lessons for your dog? There are almost no pet trainers that are accredited by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. But they are still happy to charge you a full fee. And the same goes for pet walking and pet sitting services. Some are accredited by the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, and some aren’t.