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Are you looking for a pet, but you have a hard time deciding which one is best for you? Well, maybe these pet trends for 2019 will help you out. This way the next time you’re looking for puppies for sale online, it will be easier to pick one.
Still, what does a pet trend mean? It doesn’t necessarily determine which dog breeds, for example, will be most appreciated. These trends make reference to all kinds of aspects that may interest a pet owner. Diet, pet products, or technology for our furry friends, all these and everything in between can be part of these pet trends. Let’s just have a look at the trends in 2019 for the pet-related niche.
Tech solutions for our pets
While it is true that technology evolved a lot lately, it also came up with great solutions for pet owners. If a couple of years ago it was awkward to have a pet surveillance webcam, now more than half of the pet owners have some sort of tech device for their pet.
Believe it or not, cameras meant to monitor pets are not occupying the first place in pet owners’ top of preferences. Apps that monitor a pet’s diet or health are most preferred by pet owners. It appears that we love knowing that our pet is healthy and well-fed.
Smart toys are also on the list, as they are capable of entertaining pets and keeping them busy for longer. Considering that many pet owners have busy schedules, investing in such toys makes sense. Let us not forget about apps that provide pet services of all kinds. Knowing where to pamper our pet or where it can enjoy a good play session is just as important for pet owners.
A good number of pet owners admitted to investing more in tech solutions for their pets, rather than choosing this type of solution for themselves. Plus, those that are not yet employing technology for the benefit of their pets said that this will definitely change this year. So, we can expect this sector to grow even more in the future.
Diet-based pet foods
In the world of humans, diets are not such a big secret. We don’t refer just to weight loss diets, but also to diets that meant to keep certain health problems, such as food allergies. Slowly but surely, pet foods based on special diets are starting to become more available.
It is already possible to find diets for pets with kidney issues or indoor pets. So, we will just see more of these special assortments soon, as many pet owners will want to avoid health problems with the help of an adequate diet.
Also, pet owners that decide to follow special diets themselves are more prone to do the same for their pets. If you heard about vegetarian pet owners that serve their pets vegetarian menus as well, you should know that such practices will multiply this year. Simply put, pet owners think that if a diet works for them, then it must be good for their pets as well.
More alternative therapies available for our beloved companions
If you tried an alternative therapy that did you good, there are high chances that you will want your pet to try it as well. More and more pet owners try to alleviate or improve their pet’s state of health with the help of these therapies, instead of using drugs.
So, therapies such as acupuncture, massages, even CBD-based treatments will continue to become more popular both among humans and pets as well. Thus, for example, we will see more aromatherapy products for pets and chiropractic or physical therapy applied to pets in the near future.
The pet owners that already tried alternative therapies to alleviate their pet’s discomfort after surgery, injury, during traveling, to ease the life of older pets, said that improvements were visible. Having all these in mind, most certainly this will become a large pet trend in 2019.
These trends were discovered after the completion of a study made by the Michelson Found Animals Foundation. Both dog and cat owners were involved in the survey and it was discovered that pet owners tend to offer the same lifestyle choices to their pets as in their own case.
Also, there’s a clear tendency toward using what technology is offering, like apps, surveillance cameras, and smart homes, to know that our pets are safe, healthy, and happy. What trend appears most interesting to you?