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I have always been one of those people who is overly concerned about keeping their animals safe, which is why I started visiting local pet stores to look for solutions. I talked with the owners about the products and services that could help me to eliminate common problems, and it was amazing to see the wide range of products that were available. Within a few weeks, I had finally gathered enough supplies to keep my animal safe and sound. This blog is all about understanding pet safety and learning to provide for your animals in a safe, effective, and convenient way.



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Pet Supply Donations: A Great Way To Give To A Pet In Need

by Caleb Jackson

Pet supplies donations are a great way to give back to the community and provide the essential items that a pet in need may require. Donations sent to pet stores are often used for animals who are temporarily housed and actively looking for homes. Supplies may also be distributed to nearby shelters that are in great need of items, ensuring that pets of all kinds are taken care of and prioritized. Here are just a few fantastic examples of what to donate to a pet supply store.

Food and Treats

Food is always a much-needed donation for pets. When donating pet food of any kind, be sure to only give away food that has never been opened and is not expired. Prescription foods are also discouraged as these recipes are specially formulated to treat health conditions and may not be safe for other pets to consume. Dry or canned food is best for donations and is needed for all types of pets. While dog food and cat food are the most popular types of pet food donations, other types of food donations are always encouraged for pets including rabbits, guinea pigs, fish, and birds. Treats are another welcome food donation to consider as all pets love rewards. Treats that are made of easy-to-digest and wholesome ingredients are preferred and will surely bring nourishment to a pet in need. 


Toys that are new or gently used are also welcome as donations at a pet supply store. Ensuring that toys are not damaged in any way and clean will help guarantee a safe donation for all types of pets. Not only can pets use the mental stimulation that playing with a toy can bring, but also can use the toys as a comfort item. Oftentimes, pets will choose a favorite toy to bring them comfort during times of distress. For pets who are waiting for homes in shelters, donated toys can make a world of difference in their everyday lives and overall well-being. Examples of toys that would be perfect to donate would be chewing toys such as knotted ropes, toys that encourage an active lifestyle such as balls, and softer plush toys that are perfect for pets to snuggle up with. 

Grooming Supplies

Pets that are properly groomed simply look and feel at their best. Grooming supplies are always welcomed donation items as these can greatly improve the quality of life for all types of pets. Nail trimming must be completed on a regular basis for dogs as overgrown nails can lead to painful complications when walking or running. Nail trimming tools that are new or gently used are recommended for sanitary purposes and to prevent the spread of bacteria. Ensuring that any trimming tools that have blades are kept sharp and free of debris is a fantastic step to take before donating such items. Brushes and de-fur gloves are also encouraged as donations as these items help remove excess fur, leading to a more regulated body temperature. Unopened bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and flea medicine also make for excellent donations that would be considered grooming supplies.