Shopping for your pet? 4 tips to keep them happy

Are you a pet parent who gets excited every time they go to the pet store? Pet stores are so much fun, full of options and opportunities to make life better for our furry loved ones. Whether you have a cat, dog, rabbit, or hamster, as a pet parent you want to ensure the safety and happiness of your friend. While each pet has unique needs, some tips can help when you go shopping for your pet:

Create a balanced diet

With so many options to choose from, it can get difficult to shop for the right kind of food or treats. While it is good to try different brands, too much variation in food brands may not suit your cat or dog. If your cat is picky, stay close to their preferred flavor and type. For example, a cat that is used to gravy may not like pate. Are their favorite treats on sale? Buying treats can be the fun part but try to create a balanced diet plan for your loved pets. Too many treats can lead to weight gain and can make your pet accustomed to unhealthy eating habits.

Toys are great

Active and stimulated pets are the happiest! Spending time with your pets is the best gift pet parents can give. Pet owners know their cat or dog’s favorite activity. Whether it is going for a walk, playing with laser toy, hide and seek or throwing ball, pets can live a healthy life if they stay active. We usually see dog owners bringing their loved dogs to the pet store, but cats tend to stay at home most of the time! Bringing your pet to the store is a great way to check their preferences. Show them a few items that are different from what they own, and you might just see them gravitate towards what they love.

Choose the right bed

Not all beds are created the same. We may see a soft and plush pet bed in the store and think it is the perfect one. Some cats and dogs do not like extra soft surfaces, and you will find them sitting or sleeping on the sofa instead. For some pets even a blanket becomes a great place to sleep, especially cats. Create a safe and secure spot in the house where your loved pet feels cozy. The first step in choosing the right bed for your dog is to measure their length. Choosing the right dog bed will ensure they are getting the support they need and plenty of room to stretch out.  

Grooming supplies

Every pet parent wants to keep their furry loved ones looking good! Having the proper grooming supplies helps. Although cats are meticulous self-groomers, they will need assistance from their parents to stay clean. Regular brushing helps remove dead and dander. Cats with longer hair need more grooming than cats with short hair. Invest in proper brushes and combs for your cat and dog so they can stay clean and healthy. Pet wipes are also helpful to wipe away any dirt or dander from their fur.

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