Benefits of Buying Pet Food Online

Online Shopping for Pets

There is a new phenomenon that is currently taking over the world and that is the presence of online pet shops. All of those accessories, supplements, and special pet diets can now be found at a discounted price. This is great news for the consumer as they can now get great brands at remarkably discounted prices. Here are some tips and advice on how you can go about buying from a decent online pet shop.

Although there is often skepticism around buying pet food online, often centered from concerns over sharing personal banking or credit card details, fear about the website being hacked and personal information stolen can be resolved by using safe methods that helps protect buyers.

What you will need is to look for an online pet shop that has a secure or merchant payment system like PayPal, Google Checkout, or Visa. These are some of the three top payment methods now available and if a company is using these it means that you are fully protected on your purchase.

Next, you need to choose what type of products you want to buy and compare different websites and their prices. For example, if you are looking for a brand such as Eukanuba dog food then you may want to compare the different offers and delivery methods and then choose the site that offers the best overall service.

Some websites offer further discounts for those who buy in bulk so if you are an owner whose dog has just had a litter and you need to buy a lot of food then online shopping is going to be the ideal place for you to get your supplies.

Such sites usually also offer a wide range of supplements and even specialty pet items that are available at substantial discounts compared to your local veterinarian.

Lastly, it is important to do a bit of research in the company that you are buying from and make sure that they prove that they are who they say they are. A great way to do this is to check if they have a business registration in their area and other social network pages, such as a Facebook business page.

Check to see that they are active with other customers and have comments from people who have active profiles. These pages also let you connect with others and see if they have had a good experience with the company.

Reading previous customer reviews on products will give you valuable feedback on what they thought of the new food, its quality and if pets liked it. Customers tend to leave their opinion of the whole experience they had with the company, too, so pay attention. If the bad reviews outweigh the good you might want to question whether you want to give your money to that company.

Hopefully you’ll feel a bit more secure and informed to enjoy the savings benefits and convenience of purchasing pet food online. The larger bags of dog food can be pretty heavy so sit back and make the most of the delivery service; save yourself from man handling the heavy bags of dry food from the store, to car, and finally into your home.

Vacation With Fido: Travel Tips For Your Furry Friend

Vacation with Fido

Traveling with pets can be a fun experience for you and your furry friend. Whether you’re moving across the country and bringing the pets to their new home or just taking a vacation in a neighboring city, there are some things you should know about traveling with pets.

Health Certificate
Make sure you visit the vet before setting off on the big adventure. You might need a health certificate (dated within ten days of departure). The veterinarian will check to make sure your pet is up to date on all her vaccines and is healthy enough for travel. She might even recommend a sedative for long trips.

Flight Considerations
There are a number of things to keep in mind when traveling by airplane with your pet. Look into booking flights that are not during peak travel times. This will allow a little more room (and, consequently, less stress) for your furry friend if they are traveling in the cabin. If they are traveling in cargo, make sure the airline will properly handle extreme temperatures. Also, make every effort to book direct flights. Layovers are an added level of stress for animals.

Keep Things Consistent
Don’t switch up your pet’s diet while on the trip. Bring plenty of their food (and medicines, if applicable) on the trip. Since water quality varies widely from city to city, bring a gallon of water and slowly wean them off of it by combining it with water from the new location. This will protect from any digestive tract issues.

Practice, Practice, Practice
Make sure your pet is familiar with its carrier and, if traveling by car, is used to being in the car. If the first time they ever step foot in their carrier is on a 1000-mile trip, you’re setting yourself and your pet up for a very frustrating trip. Allow them to sleep in their carrier a few times a week for a month before the trip. The transition will be much less jarring if they are already familiar with their travel lodgings.

Leash Law
If traveling by car, make sure you have a leash on your animal before letting them out at rest stops (which should be done frequently). A dog or cat or other animal that has been cramped up in a car all day is liable to spring out of the car like a rocket as soon as the door is open and to ensure that no one gets separated, have the leash on before the door opens.

About the Guest Author: Logan Baker is an animal lover who helps people find the right private jet charter. The east coast is his favorite place to fly, specifically Teterboro airport.