Pet Lovers Centre – The Pet Store you should patronise if you want the best for your pets!

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Pet Lovers Centre is not an unfamiliar name when it comes to pet supplies and services. They have been around since 1973  and to date, it is the largest pet chain store within Singapore and Malaysia.

A pioneer in the pet food and accessory retail industry in Singapore, PLC is a household name today, known for its ability to offer its customers the widest and freshest range, coupled with prompt and warm service.
PLC prides itself in being able to offer the widest range of pet products and accessories, and the freshest pet perishables, so that their customers can derive total confidence and peace of mind. Their service philosophy has been encapsulated in their tag line,“All passion, all pets”.

Psst, did you know “The Pet Safari” is own by PLC too?

So of course I was very honoured when PLC offered me a sponsorship of pet supplies from their store! 🙂

The Person-in-Charge, Joyce, was very patient all these while during our email liaison while I inform her of my dog, Jingles’ needs.

For those who don’t know, I have a pet dog named Jingles, amongst other pets at home and she just turned 10 last September. She’s 11 this year and I am very thankful that she is still healthy overall. 🙂

However, sometime back last year or at the end of 2012, she had some problems with her eyes, which is very common for her type of breed. She is a Shih Tzu by the way but I have people telling me that she could actually be a mixed-breed, although I was told that she’s a Shih Tzu from the start. Well I guess unconditional love means that it doesn’t really matter what breed she is exactly, right?

This is Jingles, so precious 🙂

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She’s not like other Shih Tzu with long flowy fur because it’s difficult to maintain, so I always opt for short-hair length.
And yes, you can see that her right eye has a white patch. She’s not blind but it’s just a cornea scar that will never go away. Doc tested and said that she still can see.
Her tongue is crooked due to a nerve problem since birth. 😦
But nevertheless, she’s still as precious 🙂

 

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Her cutest haircut 🙂
Sorry for the blur pic, it’s difficult to get her to stay without fidgeting as I was tempting her with her snacks so as to get a shot of her.

 

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She sleeps with me on occasions when she feels like it or after her hair-cut and she feels cold. Snuggling with her are moments that I will treasure with every bit of my heart. Sometimes, she ousts me out from my pillow and I have to adjust her to a position where I would not have to sleep in an awkward position. But on certain days, I would just make do with it even if this means to wake up with an aching back which continues for the rest of the day.
Nevertheless, I still love her 🙂

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Before her hair-cut, when her furs all messed up, looking kinda untidy. Lying on her own bed, all comfy and ready to dive into lala land!

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And at times like this, just by looking at her sleeping position, I can already feel the ache on my neck…

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And not forgetting her uncensored moments…

Just like any other dog, Jingles loves getting her belly rubbed too. 🙂

I will ALWAYS make it a point to pat her and bid her goodbye each time before I leave my house, even if it’s for awhile. There was once I had forgotten to do so and I was told by my mum that she went around the house looking for me, in disappointment. :’)

She loves my bf too and everytime he comes over, she forgets about me 😥 and the same thing happened too when he left without saying goodbye to her.

I am very grateful for that fact that Jingles is nothing near a whiny and attention-seeking dog. She’s quite independent and would stray off and wander around the house to keep herself occupied. It’s a good thing that I have a garden, corridor (where she pees and poos) and a backyard for her to roam around.

However, Jingles is not getting any younger and recently, she was having some problems with her right paw. Naturally, I was very upset and worried to see her limping away. She’s very active for her age, jumping up and down and running around at fast speed. Limping did happen a few rare times before. However, she recovered soon, if not by the next day, so I thought nothing much of it.

Unfortunately, she did not recover the next day this time round and being a worry-wart, I brought her to the vet nearby the very next day.

Thankfully, she was not diagnosed with any serious illness. The vet stated that this could most probably be due to rheumatism (due to old age) or may have accidentally sprained it while jumping/running about. She took 2 injections and did not even cringe, just like any other time during her vaccinations. So damn proud of her! 🙂

The vet prescribed some medication and joint supplements for her, and I was advised to continue feeding her with supplements as well as to get food that helps with joint support.

So PLC’s sponsorship came in the right time, when I was considering what supplements and dry food (for joint support) to get for Jingles.

And these were what PLC delivered to me :

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(Left to Right)
Pronature dry food (Salmon & Brown Rice flavour), Fish 4 Dogs Sos Salmon Oil, Rogz – Grinz Ball and Trustie Water-proof Carrier.

After discussing with Joyce about the concerns I have for Jingles regarding her joint problem, PLC has very generously sponsored the Pronature dry food (Salmon & Brown Rice flavour) and Fish 4 Dogs Sos Salmon Oil which mainly targets and help alleviate this problem.

Pronature dry food (Salmon & Brown Rice flavour)

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I opted for Salmon flavour because Jingles seem to have a change of appetite recently over lamb and rice. She really loves this and couldn’t even sit still and wait for me to feed her! What a greedy girl! 😛

-Fresh salmon is the main ingredient in this nutritionally balanced and highly palatable formula.

    • With brown rice: A whole grain containing key natural nutrients, including vitamin B complex, and an excellent source of fiber, which facilitates intestinal transit. Brown rice is also a complex carbohydrate which is fairly easy to digest.
  • With avocado: Helps prevent cardiovascular disease and other aging-related diseases, promotes weight control, liver function and eyesight, reduces constipation and has anti-aging properties which improve dry skin, in all probability due to its high rate of vitamin E.
  • With organic fenugreek: Reduces blood sugar levels (which may be helpful for diabetes), cholesterol and triglycerides, promotes secretion of milk for lactation and has antiparasitic, antifungal and antifatigue benefits.
  • An optimal blend of omega-3 and -6 fatty acids promotes healthy skin and a shiny coat.
  • A superior blend of green tea extracts, hypersoluble vitamin C, cellulose and spearmint as well as a crunchy texture help promote fresh breath and good oral hygiene.
  • Preserved naturally with rosemary and tocopherol (a source of vitamin E).

Fish 4 Dogs Sos Salmon Oil

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This product as you can see, carries many functions. So even when keep joints lubricated and supple, it also helps to keep fur coat shiny!

Our deliciously fishy SOS salmon oil is made from cold pressed Norwegian Salmon oil providing high levels of EPA and providing high levels of EPA and DHA- for those dogs needing that little bit extra care and attention.

Salmon Oil contains high levels of natural Omega 3 Oil, which is known to hydrate dry, itchy skin, aid joint mobility, soothe cracked paws and maintain a lustrous, glossy coat.

Salmon Oil can be to be used in addition to usual food, drizzled over the top or mixed in. It can also help aid the palatability of existing food.

This can be used for both dogs and cats and is made of 100% salmon oil! 🙂

Rogz – Grinz Ball

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Sorry for the blur pic, this girl really can’t keep still!

I chose this play toy because Jingles loves ball toys! And it’s so funny when they bite on it and look at you, it’s as if they are grinning ear to ear! Really hilarious!

 

Introducing the funniest, playful ball under the sun! Bounce and fetch toy. Soft enough not to hurt your dog’s teeth, but firm enough to bounce.

Float. Made from SEBS which floats nicely on the water for easy fetching

Treat. Push treats into the hole and watch your dog have hours of fun!

– Bounce and Fetch Toy soft enough not to hurt your dog’s teeth but firm enough to bounce
– Amazing Float Toy which floats nicely on the water for easy fetching
– Treat Ball stuff your dog’s favorite treats into the ball for hours of fun and entertainment
– Bite O Meter of Medium toughness for supervised play
– Fun for the whole family now Fido can smile too

What is also amazing is that you can keep your dog entertained and occupied (or go crazy) by hiding treats inside the ball!

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Perfect if you need some ‘me time’ to yourself when you’re busy. 🙂

Trustie Water-proof Carrier

A dog bag carrier always comes in handy when you need to travel with your dog to somewhere, for example, bringing her to the beach for a stroll or to a park to mingle around with other dogs.

Recently, a dog cafe was opened near my place and I have been wanting to bring Jingles along to dine! Am now looking for the suitable day to bring her there so this bag carrier comes just in the nick of time! 🙂

Here’s why I love this bag so much!

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You can see that this bag carrier is well-cushioned. Very comfortable for the owner/person carrying it as well as for the doggy! The straps are sturdy enough to withstand the weight of a small dog. Jingles weighs around 5kg. While carrying her, I did not feel any discomfort/pain on my shoulders, so this is definitely a plus point! 🙂

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Zipper for extra security in case your dog fidgets alot.

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A sturdy board base for extra comfort and support for the dog.

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Another unique feature of this bag carrier is that it has an opening made of mesh material which allows the dog to lie down in the bag instead of sitting, and yet still peep out to know their whereabouts! Very cute! 😛

Water-proof pet carrier, made from tough and durable materials with water repellent properties. Safe, soft and cuddly with vivid color design.

Tailored with side and top mesh for ventilation with zipper lock.

This is how you will look when carrying the bag with your doggy inside 🙂

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Yay, Jingles and me! 🙂

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And another one 🙂

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Side view. You can’t see that girl inside because she’s peeping through the mesh on the side!

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Looking back at Jingles when she looked at me as if seeking for an answer to clear her 1001 doubts –
“What are we doing, Mummy?”
“Where am I, Mummy?”
“Help Mummy! I am 10 feet off the ground!”

Pet Lovers Centre outlets are easily accessible and conveniently located. You may check out their branches here 🙂

Like-minded pet owners can also post answers and share tips on take care of your pets via their online forum!

As the largest pet chain store, it is not surprising that Pet Lovers Centre offer many other pet-related services too such as grooming services, veterinary clinics, pet training, pet transport to name a few instead of only selling pet supplies.

What is most convenient is that you can always shop via their online store and get items delivered to your doorstep (for purchases $80 and above)! Even before this sponsorship, PLC has always been my one-stop shop for all my pet needs. It’s very worth shopping on their online store because you can easily meet the requirement for free delivery! I always buy food in bulk since it’s for long-term usage so no worries on that!

Catering to customers’ needs and for extra security, PLC Customer Service Officers go an extra mile to put a smile on both pet owners and pets’ faces! After ordering, you will receive a call from them to confirm your order as well as your payment details, and any discounts/membership benefits will be handled during this stage, so it’s totally a hassle-free experience! You just need to make a few clicks and tadah, you’re done! 🙂

With such convenience and wide variety of services provided, why not consider joining as their member? On top of that, members get to enjoy discounts and promotions too!

A committed pet owner would want the best for their pets and since it’s gonna be on a long-term basis, signing up as a member is totally worth it! 🙂

Stand a chance to win a pair of smart phones – Samsung Galaxy 4 and iPhone 5s when you shop at PLC!

Hurry before you miss this great deal! 🙂

“Pet Lovers Centre is where pet lovers can shop with total confidence and peace of mind!”