How to Find the Perfect Pet Supply Store Pet supply stores often sell a range of pet supplies to pet owners who are willing to shell out for them.
There are a few key things you should be aware of to help you find the best pet supply retailer for your pet.
Are they reputable?
If your pet’s favourite brand is in your local pet supply shop, chances are it has been tested for quality.
Most pet supplies come with a strict quality assurance (QA) system, and if the quality is poor or is low, then they are likely to not be suitable for your family’s needs.
Quality assurance measures are often put in place to make sure the supply chain is not using the pet products in the way they are intended to be used.
The quality assurance testing is done by independent laboratories and vets, and is overseen by a Quality Assurance (QAs) department.
A pet supply business is required to provide its QAs to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and has a number of requirements to comply with.
For example, a pet supply chain must ensure that all the products on the shelves are labelled with a seal of approval, that the pet supplies are labelled properly and are of a quality deemed acceptable by the company.
A number of pet supply chains will also check that the ingredients used in the pet supply are labelled and that the products are labelled appropriately.
Is the product a ‘must have’?
Most pet supply businesses will also supply pet food or food bowls, but you can always opt for a ‘pre-pet’ product that has been used by the owner and has been approved by the pet food and pet food bowl companies.
Pet food and food bowls are normally more expensive than other pet supplies, and can include pet food made from plant sources and treats.
However, if you can afford to shell it out for the pet foods and pet bowls, they will be less likely to be a ‘good buy’ for your dog.
The QAs department at the QAs is responsible for certifying the petfood and petfood bowl brands.
It will check that all ingredients used are listed on the ingredients label.
Does the pet’s owner know about the product?
Some pet food companies have a pet owner website where owners can post their pets health and behavioural needs, and the pet owners can share their pets nutritional needs and how much they are eating.
A list of pet food websites can be found on the UK Pet Food and Feed website.
If your animal is happy with the quality of their pet food, the QA department at that pet food supplier will ensure that the quality and quality assurance of the pet feed is not compromised.
They will also ensure that pet owners know that the supplier has been inspected and that their pet is being fed the proper diet.
A good pet supply company will ensure you get a quality pet food for your furry friend.
You can find out more about pet food at pet supply companies.
Is it a ‘safe and healthy’ pet food?
Pet food is a popular source of protein for cats, dogs and other large animals, so it is important that the source of the food is suitable for the animal’s nutritional needs.
Pet owners should not be concerned if their pet has been fed the wrong diet, but the same principles apply for their pets.
If the pet has not had any of the usual veterinary check ups, it may not have had a proper diet, and it may be possible that the animal is not getting the proper nutrients.
A safe and healthy diet for a pet is important.
If a pet has ingested a food containing a pet food ingredient that may be dangerous for a dog or cat, they should be checked out by a vet immediately.
Is there a pet nutritionist available?
Many pet supply brands will have a registered dietitian available to help pet owners get their pets up to scratch.
A dietit, or dietit specialist, will check your pet to make certain they are receiving all the nutrients their bodies need.
If there is no dietit available, they can be contacted by calling 0800 787 790 or emailing [email protected] 6.
Are there any rules about the quality or safety of pet foods?
Many companies will have strict quality guidelines for their pet supplies.
These guidelines can vary widely, and they can also vary from supplier to supplier.
For instance, some pet supply shops will require pet food to be pasteurized, whereas others will require that it be pasteurised within the first week of production.
Other pet food brands may not require any pasteurisation, and some pet food suppliers will not have any rules regarding their pet supply.
You may also be able to find a pet health and behaviour company, which will be able help you get the most up-to-date information on your pet and its health.
Are pet food stores recognised by the government?
The Government’s Pet Food Standards Agency (PFSA) regulates pet food