It’s not every day that you can grab a bag of your pooch’s favourite pellets and get free advice from a vet at the same time. But that’s exactly what you can expect when you visit Zuki.co.za, the online pet supply store run by Gauteng-based veterinarian, Dr Roxanne Jones.
“There are plenty of online pet shops that sell food and other supplies, but we wanted Zuki.co.za to be more than just your average pet food shop,” says Dr Jones, who practices in Krugersdorp.
“Of course, customers expect top-class service and quick delivery, and that’s at the core of our online shopping business. But Zuki.co.za also strives to be a resource for trustworthy information and support when it comes to taking care of beloved pets.”
Via the Zuki.co.za blog, Dr Jones focuses on educating people so they can minimise the risk of their ‘furbabies’ getting ill. Informative posts, which she writes herself, cover a wide range of topics based on issues she encounters daily while she is practising. “By sharing these experiences, I’m able to help pet owners take better care of their animals, and also to recognise any signs that their pets may need medical attention.”
Subscription service takes the irritation out of flea and tick treatment. Aside from educating customers and blog visitors, Zuki.co.za aims to bring a lick of convenience to pet owners’ lives.
“Most pet owners, no matter how diligent, have had to rush out after work or at night to top up on food. They end up having to buy overpriced, unhealthy options from a petrol station, which is not ideal for their wallets or their pets’ health,” says Dr Jones.
Via Zuki.co.za, customers can simply order online and have their pets’ food and other supplies delivered to their homes or offices according to a set schedule. “There’s no lugging heavy bags to a car park or having to factor in time to get to the shops. It takes all the guesswork out of feeding pets a healthy and nutritious diet.”
An innovative addition to the site is the option to subscribe to regular deliveries of flea and tick control. “These treatments usually need to be administered every month or every three months depending on brand, but it’s easy to forget until you notice your cat or dog scratching like mad – and by then, they’re already suffering.” Instead, customers can subscribe to receive flea and tick treatments along with their food deliveries.
“Everything about Zuki.co.za is geared towards empowering pet owners to give their animals the best possible care,” says Dr Jones. “Our dream is to build Zuki.co.za into a leading source of education, advice and quality products for South African pet owners.”
Shop online at Zuki.co.za and get free delivery on all orders over R400.00. You can also visit the blog for a wealth of pet care information, advice and tips provided by a vet.