Pet shops in Malta are one of those types of shops which offer a multitude of different products for the various animals which hold a special place in your heart and become an integral part of your home. All dedicated pet owners can agree that owning one is no easy task as it requires constant maintenance and regular shopping sprees. Because of the multitude of products and accessories pets require, it is convenient for pet shops to supply all goods under one roof to make it convenient for pet owners to buy all required items at one go. Whatever your pet animal, these shops will satisfy all your needs and where possible order any required equipment and accessories which they don’t normally keep in stock.
Located all around Malta and Gozo, it’s quite easy to find one near your home. Some shops listed on Yellow have also started to immerse themselves in the digital world. They are creating online platforms for owners to be able to order products online and some also offer delivery right to your doorstep.
Pet shops normally stock various brands and customers are provided with a wide selection of products. We suggest you do some research on the variety of brands these shops offer to make sure you make the right decision for your four legged friend.
If you have limited know-how on animals, worry not! The people working at these shops would most likely have the necessary expertise to guide you in choosing the most suitable products for your little friend.
So what are the products usually found at pet shops? Here’s a short list of the basic supplies provided for dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, rodents and exotic animals.
Travel & bedding
Your domestic animals deserve to enjoy some comfort while at home and while travelling! Pet shops provide an array of cat and dog carriers, bedding, dog beds, barriers, hamster and rabbit cages, kennels, dog crates, cat and dog litters and pet flaps. You will also find a range of collars, leashes, muzzles, harnesses and dog tags.
Whether you’re looking for bird food, cat or dog food, reptile or rodent food, pet stores usually offer a vast range of branded pet food and seeds. You can find dry, wet and raw food, treats, vitamins and supplements. You can ask in-store for advice regarding the best food for your furry friend, depending on its age and size. Some places provide food and nutrition for specific dietary needs such as diabetic friendly foods.
Feeders supplied include bowls, bird feeders and timed feeders designed for pet owners who work long hours away from home.
Grooming, care and hygiene
Adopting a pet means constant maintenance as your animal’s wellbeing is crucial to ensure a healthy life. A vast selection of shampoos, sprays, brushes, combs, nail clippers, timers, thermometers and thermostats for reptiles, rodents, dogs, cats, fish and birds are easily found, amongst other tools and equipment.
Animals are easily susceptible to flea attacks and as a responsible owner you need to treat your pet accordingly. Special anti-flea products, such as specialised shampoos, sprays, collars and tablets can also be found. Some stores offer more specialised medicines such as anti-parasite pills and supplements. Before purchase, check with your vet what your pet requires to get back on his feet, and consequently, staff at the store should be qualified to guide you through the possible solutions.
Toys and accessories
Pets spend a lot of time alone and it would help to invest in some interesting toys and accessories for your four legged friends. Pet shops can supply a vast range of balls, snack rolls, rubber toys, dog pools, chews and cat scratchers. Ask for the best and most durable solutions for your little friend at the store. You may also be inclined to dress up your dog in warm clothing during the colder months and a pet store can provide you with a variety of dog clothing.
Visiting a pet shop is always fun as you can encounter a variety of different domestic and exotic animals for sale. Birds for sale include budgies, canaries and parrots. Cats and puppies for sale is also common, as are tortoises, hamsters, guinea pigs and rabbits. Some may also offer exotic reptiles and amphibians, such as iguanas, chameleons or snakes such as pythons. Tropical fish are also common, together with aquariums and aquarium equipment.
Do remember that owning a pet is an added responsibility which cannot be given the cold shoulder so before buying one, make sure you do the necessary research to check what it entails to take care of it and if it’s suitable for your way of life. Ask the staff for all information they have on the concerned animal. Some animals need vaccinations and you should receive the whole history of the animal's vet visits, and any certifications, especially for exotic pets.
Apart from pet supplies, some shops also provide items for the green thumbs out there. You can find a vast selection of plants, flowers, seeds, bulbs, pots and other garden equipment to flourish your garden.
Visit Yellow to check which pet shops are open today around Malta and Gozo and buy all your pet essentials now.