PetzAid is an online petstore, part of a family business, based in Hilton outside Pietermaritzburg. It is a part of the holding company Dersal Contracts, led by Derek Robson and ably assisted by his wife Sally.
We hate drugs and chemicals used by the mainstream medical profession. Wherever possible we use natural remedies, herbal formulations, holistic healing etc, so why not allow your pets the same alternative treatments?
Factories and shops are regulated by government to have first aid kits on hand. You never know when an accident may happen, but how many of you have decent, well stocked first aid supplies at home, in the car, in the caravan, in the boat? Now, what about first aid for animals? Are you able to render assistance to your pet should something go wrong? I bet not.
We want to bring pet-owners a choice of first aid kits, lessons, courses and knowledge and medical products so that you AND your pets stay healthy. A healthy pet is a happy pet.
We have also pioneered anti-poison kits for pet poisonings.
If you need to contact us please try contacting us by e-mail or our contact form, before resorting to phoning us. We are often out of the office. The phone is not convenient. We are not a traditional shop and we don’t work traditional hours. Do not ask us to call you back.
We do not keep any stocks here in the office. All products are sourced from suppliers and warehouses all over South Africa.
Please note that due to diversification and the general downscaling of Dersal Contracts, we de-registered as VAT vendors.
Our trading figures and sales are vetted by our accounts consultant, Brian A’Hern of A’Hern & Associates operating from Pietermaritzburg. He is a registered tax practitioner and deals with SARS on our behalf.
The family has been involved in small business and internet marketing for several years. They run a string of websites and blogs on various topics, under the Dersalsites brand. Derek writes articles for several article directories.
Derek has been involved with many businesses over the years and has experience in engineering, sales and marketing, production processes and management, amongst others. After a serious neck injury and subsequent surgery, he was no longer able to pursue these careers and turned to internet marketing instead.
Sally has always been a part of Derek’s business and oversees receive and dispatch functions and general admin within the business. She is also responsible for packing of parcels and getting them to the relevant shipping companies. Clinton is a qualified personal trainer and gym instructor, but is employed by a pump company. He helps his parents in his spare time.