Pets, Luxury and Cost
How much do consumers spend on their pets? I am a pet owner and have two dogs of different sizes, and breeds. They both have different needs, including kennel sizes, pet food, toys, hygiene supplies, vitamins, accessories and grooming needs. According to The American Pet Products Association (APPA) American's spend an estimated $69.35 billion dollars per year on their pets. Consumers love to dress their pets in different attire, for leisure, parties and holidays. Pampered pet trends increased steadily as more luxury options are available for pets. What is the million dollar question? Do pets need to wear clothes? The answer is no. Some pets do need extra protection against the weather elements, if your pet is comfortable with fashion then be sensible with your purchases. You won't want to roast a Wiener Dog in a full fur jacket.
All pets give the "look" to their owners. It's "TREAT TIME" but how many treats are too many? Understand first the eating habits of your pet, when they eat and what. They have their favorite treats, and food. If they are a smaller dog, they might be eating too much in a single feeding. Always read the label on the treat box, and food for dietary needs of your pet. Over feeding a pet increases their risk for diabetes and other health problems. According to recent studies almost one quarter of pet owners give their pets treats when they beg for it and rarely the owner never measures the amount before giving.
The Benefits of Pet Ownership for Seniors
Animals can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and increase social interaction and physical activity. Pets provide other intangibles, Pets can also have an astounding effect on symptoms of depression and feelings of loneliness. They are care companions, will sense danger, high blood sugar, find support or help when their partner is stressed.
Pets are famous for loving us every day for who we are.
Our pets are famous, rock stars, head of the house. They make us laugh, they help us to be our best everyday. Come on, another kiss, treat, walk in the park, or just throwing a ball, your pet will love you more each time your are with them.
I recently took our dog to a local spa to get his hair, paws, and collar trimmed. He loves it! I love it too because he is happy. Some people might say, it's easier to have a relationship with a pet, because they don't talk back. Dogs and cats have personality, don't get in their way when it comes time to sitting on the couch.
CHANGING THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT AGING!
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