How to Choose the Best Pet Supplier

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Ready to adopt a new pet? Apart from choosing what kind of pet to get, it is equally important to get your new furry friend from a reputable source. One that treats all pets with compassion and love. The last thing you want is to work with a pet supplier that neglects and abuses animal when no one is watching. So how do you choose the right pet supplier for you? Let’s find out:

Pet Care and Treatment

An excellent per supplier must provide healthy, well-taken care of pets. The animals must be left to roam in a controlled environment, along with others if it is a puppy or a kitten. A well-raised pet usually exhibits a bright disposition. The animal should not afraid to interact with human beings and will not flinch when touched or petted. The fur of the animal must be clean and free from parasites such as fleas, ticks, etc. The skin should not be ridden with scabs, wounds, etc.

Finally, the supplier must complete all the vaccines needed to keep the pet healthy. Check if there are too many sick animals on the floor. This is a sign that the facility is neglecting the pets.

Clean Facility

When visiting the pet store, observe the cleanliness of the facility. The store should be neat and clean. It should be well lit with enough room to navigate. The animal cages must be kept clean and should be lit property. There should be evidence that the cages are being cleaned regularly.

The Staff

The staff should be friendly and accommodating. They should provide all the information you need about a certain pet, including maintaining and caring for the animal. The staff should be knowledgeable about basic pet care and can provide answers to questions related to a certain pet. He or she should provide measures to ensure the health of the animal. The staff should answer any questions directly and honestly rather than provide a misleading answer that they think buyers want to hear.


A good pet store will never recommend a certain bowl or tank etc., to boost sales. He or she should let the customer pick the product or make recommendations depending on the equipment chosen. The staff should recommend taking a sick pet to a vet rather than trying to diagnose the animal themselves. Finally, a good pet supplier will encourage customers to read different books related to pet care. Bonus points if he or she can provide resources for basic pet care.

Pet Adoption

A good pet supplier will not recommend buying puppies or kittens from puppy or kitten mills. Kitten and puppy mills produce excessive numbers of pets in a very cramped, dirty environment. The animals are treated as a commodity rather than living, breathing creatures. Usually, puppies and cats from pet mills are sickly, traumatized, and neglected.

Instead of selling dogs and cats, the supplier will recommend pet adoption from a local animal shelter. Conversely, the pet supplier could recommend a local breeder if you are looking for a certain pet breed.