Amherst, NH (PRWEB) October 9, 2006
Of the more than 130 million pets in the US, 60% will experience a serious injury in their lifetime. Add to that the fact that advances in pet health care are extending the lives of our furry friends, and one can clearly understand why there is a boom in the industry that supplies products, services and support for handicapped pets and their caretakers.
HandicappedPets.com, the leader in providing products, services, and support for elderly, injured, and special needs pets serves as a bellwether of the industry. Since January of 2006, HandicappedPets.com has seen a 200% growth in sales volume. Additionally, its website traffic has blossomed from under 90,000 unique visitors per month a year ago to over 120,000 unique visitors per month today.
“There is certainly a heightened interest and awareness in services and supplies for pets with special needs,” said Mark Robinson, Founder and CEO of HandicappedPets.com. “As our pets grow older or get injured they, like any other family member, need increasing care. Pet caretakers are finding that with a little bit of support and the right equipment, handicapped animals can enjoy happy, quality, loving years with their families.”
HandicappedPets.com offers unique products for handicapped pets including dog wheelchairs, support harnesses and leashes, leg splints, disposable diapers for incontinent animals, ramps to help them up stairs and into cars, health and safety products, educational videos and much more. The services section of the site includes state-by-state dog and cat rehabilitation center listings and hundreds of articles, links, and resources to learn about disabilities. For support, HandicappedPets.com has hundreds of photos with stories of health and healing in their gallery and a classifieds section for adoptions and buying and selling used equipment.
HandicappedPets.com also contains an active message board with over 35,000 messages of help, support, and encouragement, now with up to 100 new messages daily. This support section of the site provides great insight into the needs and the industry.
“As when other members of the family become ill or injured, people reach out to family, friends and resources for support, information and guidance,” continues Robinson. “When someone is caring for a handicapped pet, it’s important they know that they’re not alone.”
For more information on HandicappedPets.com, visit HandicappedPets.com or call 888.811.PETS.
HandicappedPets.com was established in 2001 by Mark Robinson, in memory of Mecedes, a slightly epileptic Keeshound who was put to sleep before her time, to support the caretakers of elderly, disabled, and handicapped pets. Today, HandicappedPets.com is the leader in providing the products, services, and support for special needs pets to live happy, healthy and quality lives. For more information on HandicappedPets.com, visit http://www.HandicappedPets.com or call 888.811.PETS.
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