It was from my experience of working as a newly graduated veterinarian at a local animal shelter that I fully appreciated the importance which good quality pet food and environmental enrichment has on the quality of an animals’ life.
Sadly, the majority of the dogs and cats at the shelter were malnourished. The effect of underfeeding and in many cases, the effects of feeding poor quality pet food was shocking. There is a reason why cheap pet foods are so inexpensive … because they usually contain unhealthy cheap bulk-fillers and protein sources which are often indigestible to our pets! “You are what you eat” is a saying that we’ve all heard and there is definitely a whole lot of truth behind it.
I was also disheartened to see that most of the animals at the shelter didn’t know how to play. They were obviously raised in an environment devoid of toys and any form of environmental enrichment. As a veterinarian with a special interest in ethology, I cannot over emphasize the importance of play in all pets of all ages. The act of playing for animals is, in reality, no different than playing in humans. It provides a good mental break, relief from stress and also allows for a good physical workout. It is vital for the physical, emotional and mental well-being of every creature on this planet. Without this outlet, many pets start to show behavioural problems which range from destructive tendencies to anxiety and attention-seeking behaviour. Considering this, it is not surprising that the number one reason for euthanasia or abandonment in pets worldwide is due behavioural problems.
Our mission is therefore to encourage the health and well-being of all pets, not just those fortunate enough to have loving homes but also those that are homeless. At Vet Hyper we strive to sell only good products that will keep your pet happy and healthy. We want all our customers to have peace of mind in knowing that anything that you buy from our shop will be good for your pet. After all, if we wouldn't use the product for our own pets, we wouldn't dream of selling them to you!
By being 100% veterinary owned, Vet Hyper has the rights to stock the major premium veterinary approved food brands such as Hills, Eukanuba, Iams, Vets Choice, Royal Canin, Acana, Orijen, Montego and UltraDog. We stock a wide variety of affordable pet products including toys, beds, treats and show-quality grooming products. Specialised behavioural and training products are also stocked. Our friendly, professional service, wide range of products, modern look and good prices make this the ultimate one-stop-shop for all pet lovers!
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.”
― Anatole France