Bubbly Pets on Minto Street in Edinburgh brings many interesting pet products to the UK market for the first time.
Johnny Chui, 28, the owner who has 15 cats and five dogs, struggled to find the products he wanted for his pets in the UK.
After constantly shipping products from Asian markets overseas to his home in Edinburgh, Johnny and his partner Melody Chung, 25, decided to ship the products in batches and open ‘Bubbly Pets’ for share unusual products.
Unique items on offer in the store include dog sunscreen and frozen yogurts as well as eco-friendly tofu cat litter.
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The items are shipped from Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong, and China, and have been proven successful since the store opened on June 2.
Mr Chui, originally from Hong Kong but living in Edinburgh for 10 years, was blown away by the reaction.
He had initially hoped to open a cat cafe but the pandemic made him reconsider.
Mr. Chui, who worked in tourism before opening the store, said, “It mainly started when we first bought our cats about four years ago, which has increased our demand for the products. for pets.
“We were looking for a lot of products for our pets, but couldn’t find the ones we wanted in the UK.
“So we thought why don’t we bring them to the market ourselves and open a store.
“We get our stuff from Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong, and China. There’s some crazy stuff out there for pets.
“We’ve had so many people, including people from the pet industry, come over and say they’ve never seen most of the products we stock in the store.
“People find it funny to see doggie ice cream.
“Some of the flavors we have include honey and banana, apple, banana and carrot, and strawberry and apple.
“We also make frozen yogurts that dogs love – they finish the whole pot in seconds.
“Another of our popular products is tofu cat litter.
“This stuff is really useful and good for the environment.
“You can throw it right in your toilet or put it in a jar and it dissolves in a week.
“One of my dogs had a piece of fur missing, which needed sunscreen.
“So I ordered dog sunscreen to help owners with similar issues.
“It was really crazy, we had a lot of positive feedback.
“Suppliers and customers have said they have never seen anything like it. “
The shop also sells corals and unusual plants.
Johnny added, “Part of the business idea came from our own need for products.
“Originally I wanted to open a cat cafe, but due to covid and social distancing it’s not ideal right now.
“We also make unique corals, you can’t buy them anywhere in Scotland.
“Business is going well and improving gradually every day.
“We renovated the store ourselves and ordered everything in batches from abroad.
“It took six months, but if the expedition hadn’t been a problem, it would have taken us three months.