Archives for August 7, 2020

Book of the Day! OCEAN: WAVES FOR All by Stacy McAnulty; illustrated by David Litchfield

Looking for the perfect picture book for beach lovers this Summer? I absolutely love this book! Perfect for getting tots interested and educated on the formation and history of the ocean, this new picture book in the OUR UNIVERSE series is the quintessential summer picture book! Find this one and many more at https://us.macmillan.com/mackids/

Self Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book to feature as a featured book selection. The image was also provided.

Why it is Better to Buy Pet Items at a Local Pet Boutique

Excitement is always associated with the arrival of a new member of any household. When a family member brings home a brand-new puppy, children shriek with excitement, teenagers get eager to be the puppy’s handlers, and even adults get overly excited by buying dog food in bulk. However, the excitement usually dies down as soon as the family encounters the difficult decision to purchase the necessary equipment, treats, and other stuff needed to properly care for the puppy. Should you purchase at the pet store section of the nearest department store or buy your pet needs at a local Pet Boutique? Here are the reasons why you should choose to shop at an independent pet boutique near you. 

Committed to Your Pet’s Well-Being

Independent pet boutiques are committed to giving your fur babies the necessary diet and will not cut corners to produce human-grade pet food. A local boutique, for example, can customise the meal plan for your pets by designing pet food according to the nutritional requirements and flavour preferences of your new puppy. 

Pet boutiques require their staff to get regular training on the care and management of pets. The staff is knowledgeable about pet diet and nutrition. Most, if not all, pet boutiques have a licensed veterinarian as one of their staff or have a direct line with one for any pet concerns. 

Committed to You

A local Pet Boutique will give its customers high value and warm and personal attention every time you shop for your pet’s requirements. When you shop at a pet boutique, you do not just put pet items in a cart and check them out at a counter; instead, staff will be there to ask you for your pet’s requirements and assist you in getting the correct item that you are looking for. If an item is out of stock, a pet boutique will notify you immediately when the stock is available. The boutique pet store staff will remember names (yours and your pet’s) and recall the specific diets that your pets require. 

Committed to Quality

You may find that pet food, toys, and other items sold at pet boutiques are priced at a premium. The reason is that pet boutiques only choose the highest quality of products to sell. Large chain pet stores or department stores may showcase products with different price ranges but may not assure you of each product’s quality. Local and independent pet boutiques, on the other hand, curate only premium products. 

You may think of saving money by purchasing pet food from large chain pet stores or department stores. However, you may be buying pet food that has been commercially manufactured and packed, which means that these foods may contain preservatives. On the other hand, a local pet boutique may notify you when their next batch of customised pet food will be made to schedule your order. 

Committed to Local Communities

When you purchase from a local or independent pet boutique, you are helping your community as well. A larger percentage of the money you spend in a local pet boutique will go to community taxes and payroll for staff that are most likely to be the members of the community. A local pet boutique will also be more involved in fundraising events that will help pet adoptions and pet rescues within your community. 

Shopping at a local or independent pet boutique will give you premium products, along with a personalized experience for both you and your pet.