In this day and age, people seem to have more choices than ever before when it comes to what they can buy for their cat. There is an amazing amount of dedicated pet stores out there now, and even the big retail chain stores like Wal-Mart and K-Mart have an entire section of their store devoted to nothing but pet supplies, along with cat food, dog food, rodent food, and even bird food. It is to the point now where these big pet supply manufactures are actually constantly trying to find new niches, and new creative and innovative ways to compete in this booming pet industry which is only getting more and more competitive.
Another one of the place where there is never a short supply of pet supplies, is the grocery store. In fact, they too have their own dedicated isle with pretty much nothing other than pet supplies filling it up from top to bottom. I guess some traditions will never change, and pet supplies will always be a top seller for just about any type of multi-department store or grocery store. I guess the grocery stores want to continue to compete with the big boys, and don’t want to lose their piece of the pie when it comes to this billion dollar industry, especially since the demand for these types of supplies is only increasing as time goes by.
Also, the internet completely and utterly LOADED with websites that are 100% dedicated to selling nothing other than cat food, dog food, bird food, and all of the other common toys and bedding that your pets need on a regular basis. Just do a quick search on Google for a pet toy that you are interested in, and I can pretty much guarantee that you will end up with a LOT of websites popping up that have exactly what you are looking for.
Even the websites that aren’t devoted just to pets, still more often than not, carry at least some sort of pet related supplies or pet toys, or cat litter, and so on. I don’t blame them one bit, considering these kinds of products are about as lucrative and long lasting as they come. What pet doesn’t need a constant supply of food or litter, or chew toys? I think you get the idea.
Even the mail order industry is still just as strong as ever when it comes to selling useful things for your pets. They still have thousands, if not tens of thousands of magazines that sell some form of pet related product.
So obviously there will always be plenty of places to buy the things that you need for your pets, but where are the cheapest places to buy these products for the most part? And does the brand and quality matter?
As far as price, much like with just about any other type of product, combing the internet will almost always turn up the best prices that you can find. However, sometimes the smaller things will end up being cheaper when purchased at a physical store, since there will be no shipping costs involved.