It’s no surprise that we have started to treat our pets as if they are our children, but it can be surprising what some people will buy for their animals. You would expect to see these things being bought for kids in different households when really it is just a furry four-legged friend getting all of the supplies and material things. Here are a few surprising things that people have been buying for their pets in the last few years.
While cats have always had trees to play and climb on, and pet beds have been around for ages, the trend for buying furniture for your pet is larger than ever recently. All around the world you are seeing animals, big and small, with couches, lounge chairs, tables, and more. People are creating stations for their pets for work hours, play hours, and sleep hours as if this was their child. Of course, there is nothing wrong with any of this. If you are treating your pet like royalty, you are sure to have a best friend for life.
Yeah, you read that right. People are buying BARK stock for their animals. Now, this is a little bit more complicated than it seems already. Let me explain it a bit.
People aren’t necessarily buying stock in something random and giving it to their animals. They are buying stock in animal-related products and using the money to give their pets a better life. If you bought stock in dog food and there was a good payout this week, you could buy your pet specialty wet food instead of the normal stuff that you give them every single day. But it is fun to see how creative people are getting when considering gifts for their pets.
People are starting to realize that animals don’t natural grow tough skin on the bottom of their paws, meaning hot pavement and messy situations just go straight onto their skin in an unpleasant way. This is why owners are starting to train their pets to get into the habit of wearing shoes when they go out of the house. This will keep their paws clean and safe from all of the things that they step on when out for walks.
Their own pool
In the heat of summer, a lot of pet owners are trying to find a way to keep their pets cool and comfortable. When you have an active dog that likes to play outside but the heat and humidity make it impossible, a mini pool is usually the way to go, or so people on the internet this year seem to think, and it is working out for them.
If you are in a position where you have the space in your backyard for a mini pool or a baby pool, you should consider getting one for your pet. This will not only make them happy, but it will get them clean and get rid of their energy for bedtime at the end of the day.
Their own bedroom
A lot of people are getting tired of hearing that they aren’t giving their pets enough space to run around and play. This lead a lot of caged pet owners to throw their hands up and give an entire bedroom to their pet. While this isn’t something necessarily being bought for their pet, it is something that costs money, takes up space, and leaves you with a big mess to clean every week.
But the pets couldn’t be happier with the living situation that they were given. Around the internet, you can find guinea pigs and rabbits having the time of their lives bouncing around a wide-open space with a bed and food in the corner of the room.
As you can see, we’ve come a long way from raising hunting dogs and growing pigs to keep food on the table. Pets are treated now like they are actually a part of the family. This can make a lot of older people upset, but everyone is entitled to raise their pets in any way they wish to. And most people now choose to raise them as if they were kids, and this makes for a loyal animal by your side.