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What is a Pet Trade Event?

The pet trade is rapidly growing and is a major UK industry. Pet trade events give businesses in the pet industry the chance to showcase their products, letting the world know exactly what they can offer. These kinds of events are important in the pet industry and really help businesses to thrive, by promoting their products and giving businesses a good platform to network.

Pet events might fall into two general categories – pet events for businesses and events for the public.The type of event you choose to exhibit at will all depend on what you want to achieve. If you are looking to network with other businesses, visit a trade only show. This gives you the chance to really catch up with your industry, stay on top of its latest developments ad meet other businesses who are working in similar areas as you. Trade shows have played a major part in launching pet businesses for many people.

What happens at a pet trade event? 

Usually at a pet trade event, there will be people from various areas of the industry showing their products and services. There could be various different things going on – some of the most popular are:

  • Stalls and exhibits. This is where exhibitors set up stalls to show people their products. They might have leaflets and promotional products to give away, as well as the actual products themselves. If people offer services, such as dog grooming or pet training, then they can also give people information about these.
  • Live demonstrations. There will often be live demonstrations going on, for the people whose businesses work better when being shown. This allows them to show people what they can do. It could be anything, from an IT programme for pet shops to a new training method for pet owner to use.
  • Giveaways and competitions. Events will usually be running some kind of promotion to entice pet businesses in. You can enter yourself into various competitions and see if you can win something beneficial for your business. This will often be beneficial for your business and will help you find out about other products on the market.
  • Networking. This is a great way to meet other pet businesses and explore the marketplace in general. It is especially beneficial if you are looking for something to help with your business, such as a new product range to sell, a new supplier or a new kind of business system. If you meet people who are like minded and who want to help your business, as well as promote their own, you might be able to get products for some very reasonable prices.

If you are going to go to a pet business event, make sure you register in advance – the most popular ones can get booked up very quickly. It might also cost money if you want to exhibit there, so find out about packages and the cheapest ways of being able to attend. You could also find out about whether you are able to take part in live demonstrations.



Why Should you Microchip your Pet?

Microchipping a pet is essential if you have its best interests at heart. You will need to get dogs and cats microchipped to keep them safe, so that if they get lost, you will be able to find them again. A microchip will include all of your details so that people can get hold of you if they find your pet.

You should get your pet microchipped as soon as you can after you get them. This is especially important for outdoor cats, that could very easily get lost. It’s more likely that they will become disorientated and get lost early on when they don’t know their new territory, so a microchip becomes even more important.

You can have your pet microchipped at any veterinary surgery. If is a very quick and simple procedure, where the microchip will be inserted into the skin at the back of the animal’s neck. It won’t be too expensive – but you can’t put a price on pet safety anyway.



Can a Horse be a Family Pet?

Horses are beautiful, loving animals – even if they are not the most intelligent at times! There is a lot that you can gain from having a horse as part of your household. Can they ever really be classed as pets in the traditional sense, though?

Bear in mind that a horse is going to need a lot more care than many pets, even dogs. They will need regular exercise, and lots of it. If you don’t have your own stables and fields, you will need to arrange somewhere to keep your horse that has the right conditions for them. It is also going to be a very expensive animal to look after. The food alone is going to cost so much more than any other type of pet.

Having a horse is a great idea if you and your family love horse riding. It could be hard to regard a horse as a family pet though, as they need so much care and attention.



Giving Pets a Voice Through Pets News

A pet news forum is the portion of a website where different ideas about pets can be shared. If you want to share something that would be helpful for other pet lovers like you, it would be a good idea to write it there. If you have any questions to ask, your can post your queries and allow the other members to respond to the thread that you have started. You may also want to take a look at some of the old discussions. Who knows, your questions might have already been answered on some threads that someone else has started. If not, you have all the freedom to start your own thread.Read more: Giving Pets a Voice Through Pets News



Running a Pet Shop – the Dream Career?

For many people who love animals, the idea of working with them all day every day might sound like a dream come true. The pet industry can be a great field to get into for many reasons – it can be lucrative, it will keep you busy and it gives great job satisfaction. Here are some things to think about:

  • You will need to hold a license that can be obtained from the council. This will give you permission to sell animals on your premises.
  • Inspections can be carried out at any time to ensure that animal welfare standards are being met.
  • You will need to be business minded. Running a pet shop is not just about caring for animals, it is also about securing good prices on your stock like pet food and toys, and is ultimately about making a profit.
  • It will be very hard work. Caring for animals is difficult and looking after your stock won’t be easy either. Be prepared to put in the hours.


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