A good pet store can save you thousands of rupees every year if you shop locally, says a former pet trader who works at the Petco in Hyderabad.
He told NDTV, “You can buy a pet from any of the pet stores in Hyderabadi town and they will sell you a lot of the best quality.
You can even find a dog for just Rs 4,000.”
The vet also says pet stores can make a big difference in the treatment of your pet.
“If you buy from a pet store, you can get the best treatment from a vet that is trained and skilled.
It can save the life of your dog,” said Dr K Gopalkrishnan.
The pet retailer also has a number of incentives, like free vaccinations and free vaccines, he added.
Pet retailers are also happy to share their experience of the business with NDTV.
“A few years ago we were a cash-cow.
We were making Rs 1 crore a day,” said Goparkrishnan, who now runs a pet retail business.
“The cash is a blessing now and I hope the government continues to support the pet industry,” he added, adding that pet retail stores have a large number of customers and they also have a presence in malls, department stores and even private homes.