Pet Pampering Business is Booming

It’s no secret that Americans love their pets. In fact, we spend billions of dollars every year on feeding, grooming, and vet visits, as well as toys and other pampering supplies. Chances are your town even has some kind of gourmet retail outlet for dog and cat treats.

It’s a fact that the pet industry is booming and shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, it has actually become stylish for people to pamper their pets with playthings, carriers, treats, and more. As you walk down the street or watch celebrities on TV, you’ll see more and more people who love to adorn their beloved dogs or cats with shiny accessories or outlandish outfits.

Not everyone wants to carry their dog in their purse the way Paris Hilton has been doing, but more and more of us are discovering that our pets need plenty of love and attention, just like kids and adults require.

If you’re not ready to spoil your pet with lavish gifts and gourmet treats just yet, start small. For example, when traveling with your cat, buy something better than your typical carrier. When shopping for pet transportation, look at the products carefully, and ask yourself if you would be comfortable riding in that for so many hours. If the answer is no, your cat probably won’t be that comfy either.

When taking Fido for a walk, think about that collar and leash. Don’t you think it would hurt to wear that tight collar, especially with the tension of a leash? Instead, why not invest just a little bit more in a harness-style restraint that allows even distribution of that pressure. And if you really love your dog, buy one that sparkles or shows a bit of personality.

As any pet lover knows, dogs, cats, and other animals all have a distinct personality, just as we do. We all want our cars, homes, clothing, and accessories to display a bit about who we are and what we like, and our pets deserve the same.

By Sharon Glorsky from Sheraton Luxuries.