Pet owners often participate in consumer tradeshows to keep up to date with latest pet products and information from the pet industry that may prove relevant. The many people who come to pet expos demonstrate that caring is an important part of the pet-owner relationship, one that comes with a set of responsibilities.
As a dog owner, you do what you can to provide your companion with the best possible equipment and the training he needs to be able to adjust to our human world in a way that he can enjoy it.
From basic essentials such as a collar and leash to survival products like food and treats, there are many things that a dog needs to feel content. And it’s not just about making your dog happy, it’s also about using these things as a method to teach your dog essential skills. So it’s important to choose the right products for him. Luckily, there are many places in Canada to shop for best pet supplies, both online and in-store.
From Amazon, all the way to Pet Smart, here are five retailers that offer pet supplies anything from basic toys to premium foods.
Amazon carries products for most pets including birds, small animals and of course cats and dogs, usually the most popular choice of pets for Canadians.
Dog supplies on Amazon often come with bigger discounts, and this is definitely the place to look for upscale products such as electric training collars, retractable leashes and all sorts of behavior aids. You’ll often find them a lot cheaper than in-store.
For cheaper dog food, both dry and wet, Walmart is a good choice. They carry good prices and a good range of brands.
The retailer usually has various deals on dog food like buy 10 for $7 or 2 for $18, and it advertises pet offerings through the Walmart Canada flyers, so it’s never a bad idea to check those out regularly, especially when it’s food stock up time.
Costco is known for a lot of things and among them is the Kirkland brand of dog food, the store’s very own signature brand. It’s ranked above-average and it comes in dry and wet options for dogs all sizes, all ages and various weights.
If you’re not set on a particular brand, and you’re searching for cheaper dog food, give Costco’s dog food brand a try. For budget-minded pet owners, Kirkland is probably among the best options. It’s true that some dog owners have been complaining about their dog experiencing health issues presumably caused by Kirkland dog food, but there are also many people who say they’ve been feeding their dogs this food for a long time and it’s not caused any side effects.
Local specialty stores
Local pet retailers are a good option if you can’t find online shops with a delivery fee to match your budget. They’re also a good option if you only need to buy 1 or 2 products.
Some pet owners buy most of the stuff for their dog at local specialty stores when they can’t be home to sign for a delivery, for example. And it’s also quite possible that your local city carries exclusive products such as all-natural, which is surely a plus. Also, buying from local pet suppliers is a good idea when you need some advice or information on a particular product. Pet stores usually have knowledgeable staff.
PetSmart is probably one of the most popular pet suppliers in Canada, although the company per se is American.
Aside from the fact that they offer everything pet and specifically dog-related, they provide pet services like grooming, boarding, and training, so it’s definitely an option if you’re looking to establish an exclusive relationship with one single retailer.