By Rachael Moore,, Special Correspondent
Carriage Towne News
---- — The world of pet products has come a long way. What used to be an industry focused on kibble and rope toys has expanded exponentially into territory that has, well, become pretty familiar with us humans as well. We now have more options than the processed, canned foods we find on supermarket shelves; organic and natural foods have taken precedence in the movement for healthier lifestyles. State Line Pet Supply is giving our pets the same option.
Owner Dana Post sums up the now endless array of pet product choices perfectly.
“I guess the best way to describe it is to say that pet foods have become more humanized.”
And why shouldn’t they be? Pets are members of the family, and while their health needs differ from our own, they need nutrients, proteins, and vitamins just like we do. Not all dogs have the same diets, just as not all humans have the same diet. The research has been done and the result yields better food options:
“Now healthy foods can be consumed that are more compatible, specifically based on your pet’s needs,” Post explains. “As an added bonus, foods addressing skin concerns, coat problems, arthritic joints, and even sensitive stomach issues can be purchased with the necessary aid supplements added.”
State Line carries thousands of food selections, and the helpful and knowledgeable staff is there to answer your questions and concerns about what products may be best for your pet. You won’t be alone if you bring your furry friend with you either - many patrons of State Line are accompanied by a four-legged friend or two. Post is no exception; his 13-year-old Rottweiler Tiki can be found in his office. Tiki runs on a diet supplied by State Line, and his energetic, spry demeanor speaks well of it.
“Trust me, I would not be selling it if I did not believe in it,” says Post.
Food is a big deal there, but State Line also carries an incredible array of toys, grooming products, luxurious bedding, hamster mansions, aquariums, and bird baths that are enviable to your own bath. Anything you could ever need for your domestic animal is housed in the 10,000 square foot building.
Post recommends scheduling regular appointments with the veterinarian to keep your pet healthy and well, and to make sure that their diet is appropriate for them. Giving animals new foods and supplements may be all well and good, but the vet will be able to determine if it’s truly the right fit.
Health products are another essential part of pet care, and State Line carries all of the brands you could ever need. It may not be summer anymore, but fleas and ticks are still a concern and your pet should be guarded at all times. There are shampoos, collars, dust, sprays, and spot-on products for insect protection. Your vet will be able to give you the right method for your pet, but the number one rule is to always carefully read the label and any instructions when administering these products. Some products are only for fleas, some only for ticks, and cats and dogs require different products.
Caring for an animal can be costly, but customers of State Line write that they are impressed by the competitive prices offered. One pleased Yelp member writes:
“We’ve been to LOTS of pet supply places, ranging from mom/pop shops to big chain stores, and this is the only place we really enjoy shopping at. Their staff is well versed in what they have and how to use it, and they have a really great inventory of low priced food, treats, and supplies. In fact, we often compare their prices to those at the big chain stores, and there really isn’t any comparison.”
So do your furry friend a favor and visit Staten Line Pet Supply. And bring them with you - they appreciate a good shopping trip too.