All Different Types of Pets!

Aside from your typical dog or cat, there are many different kinds of options for the average American consumer. Lizards, guinea pigs, hamster, fish, birds, frogs, and even hedgehogs are available for purchase in most states. With this increased variability in household pets, many pet stores and breeders are looking to maximize their profits by offering a large selection of animals, including exotic species that most Americans have never even heard of before. Although there is a long list of animals that cannot be bought and sold, there is an even longer list of animals that are highly sought after in the household pet market.

Pet Shops

As an industry, pet shops and breeders must pay great attention to product differentiation – how much cuter, bigger, cooler, or healthier their animals are could mean the difference between success and bankruptcy. Stocking many different kinds of options will allow for the stores to better target segments that may have a larger concentration of millennials and X-Generation individuals. These demographics are younger, and therefore predisposed to want a pet that conforms to social trends. Individuals who were born in the baby boomer generation won’t adhere to social trends like this as much, preferring to own your standard dog or cat.

Unconventional Pet Additions

Unconventional pets have just started to enter the market. A popular example is the hedgehog. Although this cute animal has been available for purchase for a long time, its quantity demanded has just recently exploded due to tits online popularity and growing subculture. Many social media personalities from other industries now own hedgehogs, giving rise to its recent popularity. In order to capitalize on this trend, shops and breeders need to make sure that they can provide a great amount of quality hedgehogs, along with the necessary components used for care and maintenance. They also have to make sure the customer does not return the hedgehog by offering greater incentives to keep the pet after its purchase. Hedgehogs are nocturnal animals, and are difficult to train as pets. Without accompanying tools to train and/or handle the hedgehog, there is little incentive to keep it. Pet stores and breeders should pay attention to this variable while managing their inventories respective of other pets and products.

a little hedgehog sitting next to a watermelon

With this added inventory of actual hedgehogs comes the added inventory of hedgehog related products. These products include hedgehog food, cages, cage accessories, training guides, rodent balls, and others. Giving the customer a monetary incentive (alongside the practical incentives) to invest in these products will increase profit margin immensely. For example, offering a free hamster/rodent ball with the purchase of a hedgehog cage will help the consumer perceive a greater value than before. This higher perceived value may translate into more hedgehog product purchases in the future, and more reasons for the consumer to keep their hedgehog. Food can get very expensive, as hedgehogs eat a lot – having some sort of loyalty system with pet food can add to this value. With this strategy in mind, the hedgehog will undoubtedly prove to a very profitable product to pet stores and breeders alike.

Regular Pets

So, I may be biased because my favorite pet is dogs. I own a few dogs and my girlfriend’s favorite thing in the world to do is to go visit the new puppies at Palm Beach Puppies! She just loves it. But dogs needs are a lot different than hedgehog needs. A hedgehog only needs a small cage and it is happy. Depending on  the size of the dog, you need a large yard for them to run and frolic in and enjoy their life by getting lots of exercise. By the way, if you need one of the best fence companies West Palm Beach be sure to give my friends at fence builders a call. They took care of fencing my yard for my dogs and we are so happy with how it turned out. We can now let the dogs out at any time and not worry about them getting out! It makes it so convenient for us!

Well that’s it for now! Be sure to ping me if you have any pet related questions or shoot over to the contact us form! 😉

How Can Pets Ensure A Happier And Healthier Life?

We include them in our family photographs, make a special space for them where they can have a sound and peaceful sleep, share our deepest secrets with them and don’t go to office when they’re sick and need our attention. And no matter how much they annoy us sometimes, pets are one of the most integral part of the lives.

America is known as a nation of animal lovers. According to a recent survey by NATIONAL PET OWNERS, 2/3rds of the households in US have at least one pet, and if we calculate the numbers specifically it would end up with 71 million homes providing shelter to either furry, feathery or any other pet.

We do know how to take the best care of the pets, but do you know that pets also take special care of us? A research suggested that, if you have a pet then you will live a happier and healthy life. Along with the fact that pets love us unconditionally, studies have also shown that those pure bundle of joy can also minimize our stress levels, control the blood pressure, curb the stress, reduce your loneliness, keep you active and help you live longer.

Some of the surveys also suggested that children who are exposed to furry pets at a very early age have less chances of developing any kind of allergy. There are many surveys and reports which showed that pets are very good for our health, and they can be our best companion.

ENJOY POSITIVE ENERGY WHEN THEY’RE AROUND YOU

Researchers are now studying the different benefits a human being can enjoy when they’re surrounded with pets. Several studies reported that FLUFFY and FIO can not only win your heart, but can have a positive effect on your heart.

According to National Institutes of Health study, there were more than 400 adults suffering from heart attacks — and people who had pets survived successfully, regardless of the major heart attacks. In another survey, it was revealed that 240 married couples who had pets had no heart and blood pressure issues, and were never stressed in spite of their hectic schedule.

It is evident that your best companion can also improve your circulation. A survey on the cat owners found they have very less strokes if compared with the people who had no cats or any other kind of pets. A quick reduction in blood pressure happens when the patient gets an opportunity to interact with a companion, as mentioned in a study. It’s one of the best ways to deal with high blood pressure problems.

The “relaxation response” is mostly seen in people when they watch their fish swim, or hug a dog, an expert says.

HAPPY TAILS, HAPPIER YOU

At the end of a hectic day, won’t you love coming to a wagging tail and a forced cuddle? Is it okay to kiss your pet? A lot of experts say that letting your pets lick your face/mouth is not healthy. If you wish to kiss your pet, the top of his/her head is one of the best places to kiss. The rewards you get from your pet are a lot more than the risk of getting any kind of diseases.

Just like any other human beings, pets do carry certain kind of bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi, so you should always have a habit of washing your hands after hugging your pets. This is very important for families who’ve children and those who’ve a weaker immune system.

How to get a pet in your home P. II

  1. Give him some alone time: – Everybody wants some space to understand and cope up with the new change happened in his life, so as your furry baby may need it. You must ensure that your pet gets enough time alone to him make feel fresh and energetic all the time. Your new friend definitely feels better and enthusiast after spending some alone time.

 

  1. Introduce him to his own bedroom: – When you bring him to your home which is his new house, your must introduce him to space where you have assigned as his bedroom. It can be a corner of your living room or a wooden house in your back yard. You must express him with the signs that, this area is for him to be used as his bedroom.

 

  1. Introduce him to his feeding area: – The best place for him could be his feeding area. You can introduce this place by offering him some food. Make sure not to offer a full bowl of food. You can offer him some water in the same room in his water bowl. After sometime repeat the same, to bring him in his feeding area and offer him some food and water. This way he can understand that this is his feeding area and he must come to this place to hint you about his feeding time.

 

  1. Make a visit to Vet: – This is the most important point to meet, after bringing a pet to your home. You must visit a veterinarian within the week to ensure the well being of your new fur-baby. The babies in your house may get affected if your new fur-baby has any of the minor or major problems. His check up by the vet is compulsory. Your vet will check him properly and will make give you a schedule for next regular visits and other treatment visits if necessary. Your vet will also tell you about the regularly required vaccination for your little fur-baby too. This way you can ensure his health and well-being.

 

  1. Limit his access area: – You must start from the day one to define his limits. And all your family members should stick to the same discipline and rules. So, he can understand his limits to things and area access. You have to decide upon this before you fur buddy arrives your home.

How to get a pet in your home P. I

If you are planning to get a pet in your home, you might have planned each and everything according to the needs of your little furry friend.  You must have informed your family and friends about the arrival date. You might have purchased all the required accessories for him. You must be stocked up with all the necessary food items and grocery for your little fur buddy. Most importantly you might have fixed an appointment with veterinarian also if you have not purchased from him.

Finally, the day has arrived and you are super-excited to pick your buddy from his old house. After picking him up, as you arrived at your doorstep, every member of your home welcome warmly the little fur-baby with their heart filled with excitement. Everyone wants to love and caressed him, but the little fur-baby is not familiar with everyone and might be frightening to every other touch. So, here are a few points which we want to tell you to make your fur-baby friendly with the new environment. These are the important things you need to follow to ensure that your pet is healthy and happy with you!

 

  1. Be prepared: – You must prepare yourself in advance to eliminate the errors while taking care of your new pet. You can search on Google about different caring and discipline techniques. You can research about what food to give, which brand is good for health and nutrition for your furry buddy. What all you need to change before he is at home! Where he should sleep. Your family must be well informed about your decision of bringing a pet at home.

 

  1. Shop for the basics: – You will need a lot of thing for your fur-baby. All his needs from food to shelter have to fulfill by you only. You must need a leash, collar, a bed, and food. You must need separate bowls for water and food. We want to make you ready with all the necessary items that you will require after bringing your pet at home. One most important thing which you will require is Tag, you must wear his identification tag, if in any case your pet is lost then it will help your new buddy to get home easily.

 

  1. Introduce your new buddy to all the family members and your close friends: – To make your new pet familiar with all the members and your friends, introduce him one by one with all of them. Ask them to spend ample time with him to make him comfortable in their company. He might feel insecure and uncomfortable with them in starting, but slowly and steadily will get to know each one of them. You must make sure that he must not be stressed in any way.

 

  1. Help him to adjust slowly and steadily: – Getting familiar with his new house, living area, feeding area, and a new family will take some time. These all new things and environment might give him stress and upset him. But you must help him in smooth adjustment. Ask your friends and close family not to rush instantly. Rather you can do a small get together or party after few days of your pet at home. This way he might be comfortable with you, your in-house family and his new place.

 

  1. Establish a schedule for feeding and walking & stick to your routine: – You must understand his feeding and walking routines and try to use the same keywords for the particular task every day. You must try to take him to walk at the same time daily and try to feed him on same time daily. This type of routine setup will surely help him to feel secure and like home.

Pet Owners!

Face it: you love your pets more than you love your family! This might not be entirely true since pets ARE your family. In this site, we provide insight on how to take care of your most valued family members: your pets! If you love your furballs as much as we do, this site will help you understand the responsibilities and joy of pet ownership. Contact us to be featured in our blog page. We will publish content weekly for you to enjoy! Ruff ruff!