Why a pet franchise could be an excellent career choice

Why a pet franchise could be an excellent career choice
There’s an old idiom which states “find something you enjoy doing, and you will never work a day in your life”. If you love animals and would like to transform your passion for pets into an opportunity to earn, one of our pet franchise opportunities could be perfect for you.

Research shows that approximately 59% of households in the UK are home to a pet – the majority of which are dogs (33%), followed by cats (27%). Most pet owners agree that animals help improve their quality of life, and with so many pets in the UK it stands to reason that there’s a large market for feeding, minding, pampering or training our furry friends.

This means that there are almost limitless opportunities for owners of pet franchises to be successful throughout the country. However, before we delve into how to get started with a pet franchise, let’s consider the reasons why it could be an excellent career choice:

1) Variety
There are all different sorts of pet franchises for sale to suit all lifestyles and requirements. From pet food retailers to boarding kennels, every animal lover should be able to find a business model that suits them. Pet franchises can even allow you to combine a love of the outdoors via dog walking or tending to livestock. Whatever your abilities and preferences, there’s a UK pet franchise opportunity for you.

2) Flexibility
The beauty of being your own boss is that you can choose your own hours, as well as your own location. For example, you may choose to run a boarding kennel from your own home, or perhaps offer door-to-door deliveries on pet food products. Others choose to operate a mobile service. Whatever your choice, you won’t necessarily have to front the expense of renting a premises solely for the purposes of conducting business, which increases the likelihood that you will enjoy a healthy return on investment from the offset.

3) Growth industry
According to the Pet Gazette,UK dog owners spend a total of £57 billion on their pets each year, excluding medical costs and pet food. While some owners will be willing to spend more than others, this figure is encouraging news for anybody thinking of opening their own pet franchise.

The online statistics site Statista also confirms that pet ownership is on the rise. Over the past year, it is estimated that animal ownership increased by approximately 18%. Experts say this growth can be attributed to many people spending increased amounts of time at home during the coronavirus pandemic, with pets bringing solace and comfort to many during the lockdown period.

4) A tried and tested model
One of the most daunting things about starting a new business is the fear that you might not get things quite right on the first attempt, or that you might lack the skills needed to succeed. With a franchise, you gain access to a tried and tested business model which is guaranteed to succeed, provided you are willing to put the work in.

This means you won’t have to worry about trial and error – you’ll simply follow the steps provided to achieve success. In addition to this, you’ll be provided with training, and you’ll also have a network of other franchisees to liaise with. This will help you to ingratiate yourself into the franchise culture and ensure you have a helping hand when you need it.

5) Save on marketing costs
When you buy into a pet franchise, you’re becoming a part of a successful, well-recognised brand. While other start-ups often face expensive marketing and advertising costs to drum up custom during those initial few months, your pet franchise will already be instantly recognisable to millions of pet lovers around the country. This gives you a head-start as your potential customers will already be familiar with your brand. It’s a form of trustworthiness that simply cannot be generated via standalone startup companies.

6) Greater purchasing power
In general, standalone businesses have a greater failure rate than franchises. This is because franchises already operate on a proven concept. However, another reason why franchises are so successful is because of the sheer size and power of the ownership network.

Franchise groups have the opportunity to buy products in bulk at huge discounts, whereas standalone businesses cannot usually take advantage of the discounts offered by manufacturers who sell in bulk. The savings made by the franchise group operator can be passed onto the franchisee, allowing them to benefit from lower supply chain costs.

As the statistics above prove, there’s never been a better time to consider a UK pet franchise. If you’d like to turn your love of animals into a full-time job where you can enjoy being your own boss, why not see what pet franchises we’ve got to offer? Alternatively, feel free to contact us for more information about pet franchises for sale London based, or pet franchises opportunities available around the world.

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How To Help Your Dog Adapt After Moving To A New Home

Moving to a new home is stressful for everyone, even your dog. Moving to a new location can be exciting, but it’s also one of the more stressful things that you’re ever likely to experience. In fact, experts say that moving is right up there with the loss of a loved one or getting a divorce. Even if you don’t recognize the signs of stress yourself, you may be feeling quite stressed about the entire situation, all while being too busy to fully realize it. The problem with this is that your dog is so connected to you that she feels what you feel. She knows when you’re happy, when you’re sad and when you’re stressed. Unfortunately, that only adds to her feelings of stress and uncertainty, especially when she is leaving behind everything that she’s familiar with and facing new surroundings that she’s never been in before. The question is, how do you reduce those feelings of stress and help your dog adjust when you move to a new house? You might be surprised that for the most part, it involves doing the little things that can make her feel more comfortable. Keeping some part of her normal routine is absolutely crucial, as is bringing the things that she previously had in her environment that are most precious to her.

Consider Crate Training
Some people start crate training their dogs as soon as they get them and others are very much against the process. It’s important to remember that crate training is not punishment. Instead, it is a place that your dog can go when she’s feeling overwhelmed that gives her a safe space. If you work outside of the home, it can also be one of the most effective ways to help her feel safe, even when you’re not physically with her. It might be a good idea to consider a crate with a soft dog bed inside that is located in an area close to her regular dog bed. Dog beds not only come in all different shapes and sizes, some do cater to your dog’s health needs – check out The Pampered Pup for more information. You can even include a blanket and a couple of toys. If you really want to kick things up a notch, cover the majority of the outside of the crate with a blanket so that your dog feels the solitude that she needs when she wants to be alone. You can even keep her food and water bowls nearby, allowing her to have that little section of the home that’s just for her, yet still with the rest of the family.

Create a Space Just for Your Dog
One of the best ways to eliminate stress on your dog when you move is to create a safe space just for her. It needs to be an area of the house that has ready access to you and other members of the household, yet it is also just out of the way enough that she can be by herself if that’s what she so desires. There are a number of ways that you can go about accomplishing this goal. You don’t have to set her off in a room all by herself where she feels completely isolated. In fact, that is only likely to increase her level of stress many times over. Instead, bring her favorite dog bed and put it in a room where you spend a great deal of time. In order to make her feel like she has her own space, create a little nook for her in the corner of the room or next to the couch where she’s out of the way of foot traffic, yet still very much present where people spend a lot of time. Bring some of her favorite toys and allow one or two of them to remain near the dog bed so that she fully understands that this is her space and she is still part of the family. It’s important that she realizes that even though her physical surroundings might have changed, her dynamic within the family has not. The most effective way to do that is to provide her with a few things that are familiar and reassure her that the family dynamic is still very much intact.

Spend Time With Your Dog
Another way to help her adjust when you move is to spend extra time with her. If you have a backyard that is properly fenced in, allow her to spend some time roaming the area. Go outside and play fetch with her. When her physical surroundings change, the thing that your dog will crave the most is time spent with you. Remember, she’s feeling as much stress as you are, maybe even more. She needs to be constantly reassured that she is still loved and that the bond between the two of you remains unchanged. The best way to do that is to spend time with her and keep her close to your side. The extra exercise that comes into play with playing fetch or tug of war can also go a long way toward alleviating some of that anxiety that is associated with being indifferent surroundings. This in turn can help your dog cope better so that she adjusts more quickly.

Go for a Walk
Speaking of exercise, it’s crucial that you go for a walk with your dog. Aim for at least two walks a day, one in the morning and one toward the end of the day. If your dog is having a hard time adjusting or has a great deal of pent-up energy, it might be important to add additional walks throughout the day. There are a couple of things to remember, especially when you have moved to a new location. Be sure to keep your dog on a leash. There is nothing more tragic than a dog who gets lost in a new location and is unable to find her way back to you. In addition, it is important that you allow your dog time to stop and explore the new area she is in. That means allowing her time to stop and sniff whatever she’s interested in, provided that it’s safe to do so. This is how she familiarizes herself with her new surroundings. If you give her time to take it all in, she is more likely to adjust both more quickly and more completely.
There is no doubt that moving can put a lot of stress on the family. It’s important to remember that your dog is part of that family and that she feels the stress acutely, just like you do. Keeping her routine as normal as possible and doing little things to reassure her can make all the difference in the world between helping her adjust or watching her struggle through the process when you move to a new house.

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Why Pet Owners Are Turning to CBD Treats For Ailing Animals

As more pet owners find the use of CBD products to be beneficial for their tiny friends, scientists became more interested in studying the topic. However, up until now, there are no solid studies to attest or disprove the benefits so many people see in their pets. There are only a few small studies that show products, like CBD treats for dogs and oils are indeed useful in reducing pain and ailing inflammatory diseases.

Additionally, the American Kennel Club is running a more extensive study to register the effect of CBD products on dogs with epilepsy (for seizure reduction). The study is still ongoing but its results will be among the first scientific evidence to support the use of CBD in veterinary medicine.

So, why do pet owners still turn to CBD treatments when the scientific community is still debating?

Here are a few compelling reasons:

An Organic Product with Little Side Effects
CBD is a natural element obtained from the cannabis plant and can be used to induce relaxation and reduce anxiety in humans. However, you can now find a wide range of CBD products (oils, capsules, and treats) available for animals as well.

This happened because pet owners found out that CBD can be used to reduce pain in pets with degenerative diseases (like arthritis), reduce seizures (in case of epilepsy), or help alleviate anxiety. Moreover, since CBD is an organic product when used correctly, it doesn’t have lasting side effects on the animal’s digestive system or brain activity.

Pain Relief
Most pet parents buy CBD products for a cat or a dog who is in pain due to old age or other health issues that have an early onset. The relaxing capabilities of CBD help pets with arthritis regain mobility and love of life, while those who suffer from more serious illnesses (cancer, inflammation, and more) seem to feel a bit better after a CBD treat.

According to some studies, this happens due to some receptors both humans and animals have in their organs. These receptors are sensitive to cannabidiol (CBD) and react to its presence. Therefore, the effect is rapid and it doesn’t interfere with other systems.

Anxiety Relief
Many pets (both cats and dogs) suffer from anxiety.

For instance, as people start to return to working in the office, more pets will experience a higher degree of separation anxiety because they are no longer used to their parents leaving the home. Moreover, some may feel scared by the noises of the city, now that things return to normal and the streets are animated yet again.

Regardless of the trigger, anxious pets have high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels, and other factors that influence their wellbeing. So, their parents use CBD treats to calm them down and help them relax even in an unfamiliar environment.

Additionally, CBD products also seem effective when dealing with a depressed or moody pet. The treatment alleviates these symptoms and helps pets see life in a happier light.

Why Isn’t CBD an Approved Method of Treatment?
Given that the products exist and that owners who use them are happy with the results (as reported, animals are calmer, have better mobility, and sleep better), why can’t your vet prescribe CBD oil or treats for your dog or cat?

The answer is quite simple – we don’t yet have the scientific data to back up the claims of pet owners. This doesn’t mean they are mistaken; it’s just a matter of time until the scientific community catches up with the trend.

At the end of the day, there are still many unknown factors we need to consider before veterinarians can trust this line of products. Still, that day will come and CBD products will be readily available.

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